Learning, working and volunteering


Here in Preston there is plenty of support to help you on your journey.

There are lots of different routes that people can take to upskill, volunteer and gain employment. This is personal to each individual and depends on many factors including aspirations, personal commitments, care needs, financial situations and skill sets.

*Important information*

In order to support socially isolated and vulnerable people at this time Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) is providing a telephone befriending service.  If you wish to volunteer to help with this you can join here  https://lancsvp.org.uk/opportunities/ you will need access to the internet and ideally Skype too.

Should any people be identified by befriending volunteers as needing support such as food, medication, deliveries etc or maybe they are looking to get involved in an online keep fit class, craft making or music group for example, they will be referred to an Our Lancashire staff member who will try and put them in touch with someone offering those services, either through the neighbourhood hubs or through groups known about.

ANYONE offering a service to the community at this time please register with Our Lancashire and create a group making it a central and easy place for all to see what is going on in their areas.

Joining is simple.  Visit www.ourlancashire.org.uk and click “Join Our Lancashire”

For more information please contact

Rob Richards , Our Lancashire Community Engagement Officer

Mobile: 07971 061309

Email address: robert.richards@lancashire.pnn.police.uk


Work Clubs

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

Learning and Skill development

Across the city there are a range of training providers, further education settings and community organisations that can support you to reach your potential.


Volunteering can help you to learn new skills, build confidence, make new friends, or simply take pleasure in being a part of something or supporting a cause that you believe in.

Weekly Job Bulletin

Every Monday the bulletin will be updated to show a range of Jobs, Apprenticeships/Trainee Positions,Volunteering and Training opportunities.

Lancs Skills and Employment Hub, Escalate tool

Escalate is an electronic tool which aims to inform you about all the projects available in Lancashire which support people into work.

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Places to study in Preston

Cardinal Newman College


Myerscough College


Preston’s College


Disability Confident scheme

Disability confident employers that have signed up to the Disability Confident scheme. 

See link for more information https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/702956/disability-confident-service-providers.csv/preview