Preston City Council relies on volunteers in many areas and we really appreciate the goodwill of volunteers and the time they provide.

Work club volunteers

Would you like to help support the 16 work clubs in Preston along with other volunteers? Would you like to share your skills to help other people in Preston? Then we would love to hear from you. 

Work clubs are a friendly and free service run by local community organisations who offer support with C.V. writing, job searches, how to complete an application form, interview skills and building confidence. 

If you would like to volunteer or need more information please contact the Community Involvement Team on or call 01772 906453 

Harris Museum and Art Gallery

The Harris Museum has a number of volunteer opportunities within the museum and gallery space.

If you would like to volunteer at the Harris Museum and Art Gallery please contact them via:

To find out more information see Harris Musuem and Art Gallery volunteers.

Preston parks volunteers

If you are interested in helping to maintain Preston's prestigious parks and becoming a Volunteer Ranger contact the Parks Service on 01772 906471. 

Canine Volunteers

Canine Volunteers are members of the public who can act as our eyes and ears and report any dog control issues to our Dog Warden Team. Our volunteers also have the ability to talk to dog owners about responsible dog ownership.

If you are interested in becoming a canine volunteer please email

Litter picking volunteers

We work with a number of volunteers who give up their time to make Preston a cleaner, greener place. Volunteers aged 16 - 19 carry out litter picking events around Preston on a monthly basis to improve the environment. We are extremely grateful for the work our volunteers do.

If you would like to become a volunteer contact Neighbourhood services via:

Lancashire County Council volunteer hub

Lancashire County Council have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities to offer supporting a variety of services.

These include:

  • Activity/Gardening
  • Shopping Assistants (Homes for Older People)
  • Mentoring and Befrienders (Adult Social Care)
  • Supporting Unpaid Carers
  • Young People's Service volunteers
  • Countryside Rangers
  • Test Purchasers (Trading Standards)

For a full list of volunteer opportunities please visit Lancashire County Council - Volunteer or contact Lancashire County Council at

Other voluntary opportunities

There is nothing to stop you making a direct approach to any organisation to ask about volunteering.

All organisations are keen to make use of skills and talents and time given by members of the community. You may be referred to a central office in your town, which deals with volunteering.

There may be security or health checks but don't be put off by these. All organisations are obliged by law to check out the credentials of both paid and unpaid workers, especially where there might be frail or vulnerable clients.

National volunteering website

Do-it allows you to search for volunteering opportunities in your area, for people and causes that matter to you. For opportunities visit the Do-it website.


Lancashire Constabulary relies on volunteers to improve their quality of service to local communities. For opportunities visit Lancashire Constabulary - Volunteering.


There are many opportunities within the NHS for volunteers, so whatever your interests visit NHS - Get Involved to find a volunteer opportunity that suits you.

University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)

UCLan offers a volunteer programme, both for students and members of the public. For opportunities visit UCLan - Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.