There are a number of volunteering opportunities across the Fylde Coast.
For a detailed list, and further information, please see below and for further opportunities please visit the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership.
|Name & Web Link||Voluntary Agency Description|
|Age Concern||We are a county-wide charity working with and for older people. We believe that later life should be valued and fulfilling. Through the services and support we provide, we aim to promote independence, enhance health and well-being and enable older people to access the information they need to make informed decisions about their lives.|
|Supporters of Ashton Gardens||We exist to protect, preserve and enhance Ashton Gardens, St Annes.|
|Beach Clean Volunteer Opportunities||St Annes North group meet every Thursday morning at 10am. More information can be found here.
This group could take a group of up to 15 each week, although prior warning would be needed if this many staff were to come at once.
St Annes Pier group meet every Tuesday at 10am. More information can be found here.
This group could only manage about 10 staff at a time.
Freckleton estuary care group meet one Thursday a month at 10am. The dates can all be found on the LMB website and there are more details here.
With prior warning we could probably take up to 30 staff at a time out on this one.
|Citizens Advice Fylde Bureau ||We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people's lives.
Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
We're an independent charity and part of the Citizens Advice network across England and Wales.
|Food Bank Fylde||We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.|
|Friends of the Estuary||Clear litter, brought by visitors, the tidal effect and wind, from the Beach and Estuary at Lytham. Identify the source of littering so that it may be tackled. Identify any areas of the estuary that can be made safer, more environmentally and/or user friendly. Improve awareness of the problems caused by the various types of litter by friendly communication and education.|
|Homestart Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre||Home-Start is one of the leading family support charities in the UK and Home-Start Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre works locally to help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.|
|Friends of Hope Street Park||The Friends of Hope Street Park (FoHSP) are a group of local residents and park users who plan to regenerate the local park.|
|Lytham Club Day Committee||Lytham Club Day and Rose Queen Festival was founded in 1894 and it’s the biggest carnival of the year here on the Fylde Coast!|
|Lytham In Bloom||Lytham in Bloom is a registered charity with 14 members and operates only in Lytham. The Charity was formed in 1998.|
|Lytham Ladies Circle||Lytham Ladies Circle is part of an international organisation of women, aged between 18 and 45. They get together regularly with the aim of making friends, having fun and raising money for charity. There are over 250 groups of young women around the country meeting twice a month to get involved in all manner of social and fundraising activities.|
|Lytham St Anne's Art Society||The Lytham St Anne’s Art society is a registered charity dedicated to art in the community, and is governed by the Charity Commission.|
|Friends of Kirkham Parks||Friends of Kirkham Parks is a volunteer community group. Our aim is to create a holistic environment for play, leisure and community enjoyment.|
|Lytham St. Anne's Civic Society||The Lytham St Anne’s Civic Society was formed in 1960 and has a membership of well over 400. Over the years it has become the key independent organisation for the area in monitoring and commenting on planning issues. It is respected as an informed pressure group which conscientiously endeavours to protect and improve the built urban environment in which we live.|
|Lytham St Annes Photographic Society 66th Photoshow||A registered charity, there is a current membership of over 130 people covering a broad age spectrum. If anybody is interested in joining the Society (which enjoys a reputation of being very sociable) they will be made very welcome. They are invited to come along for a few weeks (at no charge), to decide whether they like what they find, before committing to membership.|
|Lytham St Anne's Twinning Association||Lytham St Anne’s Twinning Association was established in 1981. Formal links with the town of Werne in Germany were established by a charter signed by the then Fylde Borough Mayor, Alderman Eric Bamber and the Werne Burgermeister, Franz Joseph Grüsse on 4th May 1984. Over the years since, there has been a lot of activity involving regular exchange visits.|
|Lytham St Annes Classical Association||The Lytham St Anne’s Classical Association was formed in 2014 by AKS sixth former Katrina Kelly. This thriving local organisation is not only the newest but also the largest CA branch in the UK and is known for its friendly and informal meetings where home-made cakes, second-hand books and renowned visiting authors and lecturers compete for members’ attention! Seven lectures a year by the country’s top classicists take place in the AKS Senior Hall, Clifton Drive South, FY8 1DT and are free of charge to adults who can join the Association for £12 a year (£1.71 a lecture) or £5 a year for children and students – just 71p a lecture!|
|Lytham St Annes Spitfire Display Team||The Lytham St Anne’s Spitfire Display Team have lovingly restored a full size replica Spitfire Mark IX which is used to help educate people on the realities of fighting in the RAF during WW2. The team of volunteers travel around events with the Spitfire to portray life in the RAF for both Aircrew and Ground crew during those desperate days of World War Two. In 2009 the Lytham St Anne’s Spitfire Display Team was formed as the fundraising arm of the Fylde Spitfire Memorial Fund.|
|Marie Curie Lytham St Annes Fundraising Group||They are here to help you and everyone affected by your diagnosis to achieve the best quality of life, and support you to keep your independence and dignity for as long as possible. This includes treating or managing pain and other symptoms with medicines, therapies and other specialist approaches. It also means giving emotional support to you and your family when you need it most.|
|N Vision||N-Vision is a local independent charity providing services and support to anyone with reduced vision living in the area regardless of age or means. The charity was first formed in 1910 and continues to provide services over 100 years later.|
|Park View For You||Park View 4 U is a charity based at the QEII Park View Playing Fields, Lytham and was established in 2003.
Since then the Charity has successfully raised funds to develop what was a boggy field into an award winning park which provides facilities for 3 generational users.
We have a bespoke Sand and Water Play area, Toddler and Teen Zones, BMX track, Skate ramps, Play fit equipment, Multi Use Games Area, Amphitheatre, Football pitches, Woodland Walk and more. In addition Park View 4 U deliver an exciting range of activities and events for the local community, many in conjunction with partner organisations. These include Health walks, Gardening Club, Cycling, Sports events and family activities. We also have an Eco Pod community centre providing an excellent education programme including Forest and Beach School, Wildlife Watch Club, Junior Herbalist Club and a wide range of workshops and events. Our Community Café is operated on a Social Enterprise model and all of the profits are reinvested to maintain the Park facilities.
|RNLI Lytham & St Anne's||They volunteer lifeboat crews provide a 24-hour rescue service in the UK and Ireland, and our seasonal lifeguards look after people on busy beaches. Our Flood Rescue Team helps those affected by flooding. RNLI crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,200 lives since 1824 but we’re more than a rescue service. We influence, supervise and educate people too. Our Community Safety teams explain the risks and share safety knowledge with anyone going out to sea or to the coast. And our international teams work with like-minded organisations to help tackle drowning in communities at risk all around the world.|
|St Anne’s Beachcare group||The St Annes BeachCare Group meet every Tuesday morning at 10 am to clean the beach and sand dunes from St Annes Pier to the Coastguard Station. Followed by a cuppa in the Pier Café afterwards. Why not join them?|
|Sand Dunes Fylde Coast||Practical conservation work on the dunes.
The main aims for management of the Fylde sand dunes are to:
Enhance the nature conservation interest of the coastal habitats Improve the efficiency of the dunes and saltmarsh as soft sea-defence Enhance public appreciation and enjoyment of the dunes.
|The Rotary Club in Lytham||Formed just over 70 years ago, Rotary Lytham, has over 40 members — all on a mission to help improve the lives of those in communities, locally, nationally and worldwide.|
|Trinity Hospice and Brian House||Trinity hospice try to ensure that ‘hard to reach’ patients get the palliative care they deserve; people with no permanent address, or with drug or alcohol issues who may not have anyone to advocate for them. Hospice is open to all. Hospice care sits outside the NHS. Although some funding is available, and we often work in partnership with local GPs, hospitals and social care providers, our services rely on voluntary contributions.|
|UR Potential||URPotential is a Community Interest Company. We are a not for profit organisation. Their values are based on community cohesion and the development of communities who take the lead. We believe in supporting individuals to fulfil their potential and reach their dreams. They understand that for some people within our communities it is difficult to make that step into either volunteering, employment or further education. They will provide support through establishing peer mentors, befriending groups and training to ensure that step is a pleasant and rewarding experience. We have four areas of work: Volunteering, Training, Research and Consultancy and Direct Delivery of Youth work.|
|YMCA Fylde||Volunteering is a great way to try new things, meet new people, develop your skills and can make you feel good! Our volunteers get involved in lots of different areas from supporting older people, running social and physical activities, supporting the development of young people and much more. You really can make a huge difference to the people of the Fylde Coast through volunteering just a small amount of your time. With plenty of roles to get involved in and opportunities to embrace volunteering with Your Move and the YMCA Fylde Coast is easy and we’ve now added an extra incentive.|
|Friends of Fairhaven Lake||We love our lake and its parkland. Our group aims to improve access for everyone in the community and to develop its amenities by working together with other groups that use the lake or its parkland.|
|Friends of Blackpool road North Playing Fields||This group is open to all the people who live around, near and in the vicinity of Blackpool Road North playing field St Annes and would like to have a say, help or be involved in some capacity to revamp the field and children's playground.|
|Friends of St Annes Station||We are a group of local people who are known as Community Volunteers and we look after our local Railway Station in conjunction with Northern, ISS and Network Rail.|
|Friends of Ansdell & Fairhaven station||Friends of Ansdell & Fairhaven Station are a small group that look after the raised beds, grassed and other garden areas of this station that sits adjacent to the Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club.
The group formed to take on looking after the replanted flower beds and gardens following the Open Golf Tournament in 2012.
|Friends of Lytham Station||Lytham station is looked after by two groups working in a loose partnership. The Friends of Lytham Railway Station look after the public side of the station and Lytham in Bloom have the Network Rail licence for the disused platform.|
|St Annes on Sea in Bloom||St Anne’s in Bloom is a voluntary group dedicated to supporting our town by helping to provide a bright and attractive environment. We work with residents, local organisations, businesses, St Anne’s Town Council and Fylde Borough council, to create wonderful bloom filled public spaces, promote interest in gardening, and support local events.|
|Kirkham in Bloom||Kirkham in Bloom|
|Freckleton in Bloom||RHS GOLD Medal Award winning Freckleton group helping to make our village beautiful.|
|Ansdell in Bloom||Established in 2006 by a small group of dedicated volunteers, Ansdell in Bloom creates beautiful displays and hosts community events to bring people together and help maintain our environment.|
|Staining in Bloom||A group of volunteers who make our village bloom.|
|Elswick in Bloom||The Elswick in Bloom Committee was formed in 1995 and comprises a committee of 8 members with additional representatives from village organisations. In total we have approximately 50 volunteers who average around 30 hours each, in addition to time spent distributing newsletters and attending meetings.|
|Bloomin’ Warton||Bloomin Warton is a team of volunteers in Warton village
We work together to make the village bloom by weeding & planting flower beds.