Keep it Tidy (KIT) Volunteers

We all like to live and work in a clean area,  free of rubbish and litter don’t we? It’s not just safer for us, our families, friends and pets, but it makes everyone feel more cheerful & happier. Keeping where we live clean and tidy is everyone’s responsibility

Every penny the Council spends cleaning up litter and rubbish is money that could be spent on other valuable services – from elderly care to road repair and education.

That’s why under the Your Call programme since 2011, the Council’s Environment team, has supported local residents who want to ‘do their bit’ to keep their neighbourhood clean and safe.

From litter picking a street or a local park, 100s of Keep It Tidy volunteers are out and about making a real difference.

Covid-19 Guidelines

Please make sure to follow government guidelines of social distancing, use gloves at all times and wash hands when returning home.

How to get involved

Simply sign up as a volunteer, it is quick and easy to do – and we will send you your own litter picking kit for you to get started straight away.

Litter picker, gloves, bags and lots more – it’s all there for you!

Keep it fun, make it social!

Share with others the clean ups you do by signing up with your volunteer led Facebook pages: Keep Blackburn Tidy & Keep Darwen Tidy

This activity can be carried out at any time, undertaken at times that best suit the volunteers. Volunteers do not have to do a minimum number of hours or litter picks, they can do as much or as little as they are able.


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  • Litter picking own area
  • Reporting on areas of sudden fly-tipping
  • Log volunteering hours via an on-line computer system
  • Adhere to Health & Safety
  • Have fun and keep fit and healthy…!


Required Qualities:

  • Care for the Environment
  • Care for the Community
  • Physically Active
  • Willing to encourage others to join in and respect the task being undertaken
  • Follow simple Health & Safety advice for their own protection


Volunteers will have access to training and will be provided with the equipment required for this role

Required Age:

16 years +


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Across Blackburn with Darwen - Volunteers are encouraged to litter pick their local area

Apply for this role

If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Lancashire Volunteer Partnership

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