What is the LVP?

The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership was established in 2016 between public services who wanted to provide one gateway into public service volunteering.

Our aim is to make volunteering for public services rewarding and to provide opportunities for people to make a real difference in their local communities.

By bringing these opportunities into one place and by working together we believe we can look after our volunteers better and allow them to use their skills for the benefit of all.

We are passionate about supporting people in need of help and building stronger, more resilient communities that can flourish; and at the heart of this are our volunteers.

From visiting people who may be feeling lonely or supporting those who are struggling to get out and about independently, to giving a carer some respite, volunteering alongside the neighbourhood policing teams as a Special Constable, at a children’s centre or as a cadet group leader; the LVP volunteers are truly amazing.

Take a look at some of their stories and why they choose to volunteer with us.

What our partners have to say

‘Volunteering can make a great difference to our communities but our volunteers need support so they can have the impact they want to achieve.  I am delighted to be supporting the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership to help bring together volunteers from across public services in Lancashire, not only from the police but health, the fire service and local authorities.’

Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw

‘We are committed to supporting people in the places where they live and encourage communities to take an active part in social action for the benefit of their neighbourhood.’

Sayyed Osman – Director for Localities, Housing and Prevention at Blackburn with Darwen Council

‘The long term vision of the partnership is to strengthen community resilience and engage communities in how public services are delivered in their area to better reflect their needs.’

Sakthi Karunanithi – Director of Public Health, Lancashire County Council

‘We know that mental health is a driver for much of public service demand and by better supporting those in need at an early stage we can prevent people hitting crisis situations and help them fulfil their life ambitions.’

Anne Allison – Associate Director of Quality and Experience, Lancashire Care Foundation Trust

‘I am committed to ensuring that we connect those in our community who may need support to a range of services within the county, including Lancashire Constabulary.  This service is about connecting people to those who can help and make a difference in their lives. The Lancashire Volunteer Partnership seeks to integrate public service volunteers to avoid duplication and make the best use of resources in the most timely way for communities.’

Sunita Gamblin – Deputy Chief Constable, Lancashire Constabulary