Opportunities Youth & Adults.


  • Youth Links to Activities 

  • Create Social Change

  • Opportunities - Volunteering


Youth Zone: Contact Us - Blackburn & Darwen Youth Zone (blackburnyz.org) 

Platform 5 Activity Day Centre 


Shad Community HUB:


Activites in the Library 


Bureau Arts Centre  


One Voice 

Home – One Voice Blackburn (1vblackburn.org)

Inspire Motivate Overcome (IMO) Charity provides recreational and diversionary activities for young people



Princes Trust Programmes  Our programmes | How we can help | The Prince's Trust (princes-trust.org.uk)

Canalside Activity Centre: 

Outdoor Activity Centre | Canalside Activity Centre | England (canalsideblackburn.wixsite.com)

Go Ape Witton Park 

Go Ape Blackburn Witton Country Park | Go Ape

Geek Retreat:


National Coach Trips/Short Breaks 




BBC Bitesize is a free online study support resource designed to help with learning, revision and homework!
Bitesize provides support for learners aged 3 to 16+ across a wide range of school subjects.

It also supports children and young people’s wellbeing and career choices. Bitesize also has hundreds of published lessons to help students across the UK with home schooling.


Create Social Change

Set up Your social Enterprise 



513,775,885 people taking action.
Victories every day.

Start a Petition · Change.org  Support, Sign, Share or Create a National Petition.

Create a Free Survey  SurveyMonkey - Free online survey software and questionnaire tool 

Community Asset Fund - sparkbwd 


The Building Recovery in Communities (BRiC) Fund managed by Red Rose Recovery, is a community asset fund providing grants across the 12 district authorities of Lancashire to social enterprises, organisations and community projects supporting individuals and their families in recovery from substance misuse.
Awards of up to £4999 are available to help a wide range of projects 
Stepping Stones provides funding of up to £1000 to support local projects which benefit the recovery and wider community. 

Community and Group Space at Care Network | Care Network (Blackburn with Darwen) Ltd 

Fundraise! for your chosen charities: 

Online fundraising donations and ideas - JustGiving


Build A Website 


FiverrHand your project over to a talented freelancer in minutes, get long-lasting results.



https://www.patreon.com/en-GB See how creators are using Patreon to strengthen their communities, own their fan relationships and grow their businesses. Patreon gives creators the tools they need to reliably reach their fans, strengthen their communities and build sustainable businesses.


Community CVS


Tel: 01254 583957  Email: office@communitycvs.org.uk

The Boulevard Centre, 45 Railway Road, Blackburn BB1 1EZ

The Community Hub, 35 Railway Road, Blackburn BB1 1EZ

  • Community CVS offer training for volunteers and staff to improve their service to the community. 



Support Mental health.

People who are having thoughts of suicide, or who are worried about a friend or family member, can now push the button when they see someone wearing a distinctive orange badge, and ask them for information and support. The orange button is worn by people in Lancashire have undergone specialised suicide prevention training, and while they are not able to counsel people, they can provide comprehensive signposting to relevant services.


Opportunities - Miscellaneous 

Online Dance Classes  https://backstage.sos.dance/queen-hub

Become a Dance Instructor with SOS  https://backstage.sos.dance/boss-hub 

Find Acting Jobs, Extras, modelling, In The UK

Auditions, casting calls, and jobs for union and non-union actors | StarNow


Volunteering Opportunities. 


And:  Opportunities • Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (lancsvp.org.uk)

Volunteer Theatre Events

ST John Ambulance Volunteer Opportunities - First Aid Charity | St John Ambulance (sja.org.uk) 

Volunteering Age UK. Visit an isolated elderly person weekly to combat loneliness. 



Police Force

Special Constables are volunteer police officers who come from all walks of life.
  Specials are a vital and valued part of the Constabulary, with the same uniform and powers of arrest as Police Officers.

Working on emergency response, duties could include providing a police presence in town centres on Friday nights, dealing with domestic violence incidents, helping people who are going through a mental health crisis, and giving evidence in court.
Volunteers must commit to 16 hours a month, and it’s a 24/7 service, so flexibility is key. 


Become an On Call Firefighter

On-call firefighters often have another job and rather than being based at a fire station, provide on-call cover from home or work.
  Like their full-time colleagues, they are trained to deal with a wide range of situations and incidents and respond to emergencies when their pager alerts them, so must live or work near the fire station.
• Have a good level of all-round fitness.
• Live or work within five minutes, or in some instances, eight minutes.
• Have the enthusiasm, time and commitment to participate fully in this essential emergency service.


Volunteers of Bold Venture Park in Darwen Meet on the first Monday of every month to protect & improve the park.  Fobvpdarwen@gmail.com



Witton Park Greenhouse Project. Volunteering. Tuesdays & Thursdays Open Drop In. 01772 872 007


Email: info@lancswt.org.uk   myplace@lancswt.org.uk





BWD Free Adult Learning/Well being courses. https://www.bwdlearning.org/findacourse

01254 581175 Bank top neighbourhood learning centre, Arthur way OR Audley Learning Centre, 54 Audley Range.  


Thinking of University? Check out Preston Courses @ Uclan. https://www.uclan.ac.uk/subjects