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Lancaster Royal Grammar School Community Archive Project

Volunteers wanted. Are you interested in Archives and Local History? Lancaster Royal Grammar School is seeking volunteers to help catalogue and research its archive, and to help with a community art project.  

Cats Protection League (Lancaster & Morecambe)

P.O. Box 179, Morecambe, LA3 1WL Tel.: 01524 850112 Cats Protection houses cats and welcomes volunteers.  

Volunteers needed to create Nature Park near Lune Aqueduct

9/1/14: The Lancaster Canal Trust is seeking volunteers to help create a Community Nature Park near the Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster. It is anticipated that work will run from January to end of March. You can contribute as much or as little time as you can spare. Just contact David Hennessey on 07500 606030 or email

Lancaster Canal Trust projects need volunteers

3/1/14: Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of Lancaster Canal Trust projects over the next few months – and there's a nature event listed below that may interest many of our readers coming up, too. • Volunteers are needed to help create a community Nature Park near the Lune Aqueduct, Lancaster, with work starting this month and running to the end of March.

Nominations sought for prestigious volunteering award

8/7/13: Lancaster City Council is encouraging the community to nominate the district’s unsung heroes for a special award. Nominations are being sought for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious National Honour equivalent to the MBE.

Help your community and volunteer

2/7/13: Do you have an hour to spare which could be used to help others? Three special events taking place in July will help anyone looking to find out more about the wide range of volunteering opportunities available in the Lancaster district. Volunteering is a great way to not only help the community but also to meet new people.

Take time out to volunteer for sport

27/11/12: Local people are being invited to take time out for sport as part of a new scheme introduced by Lancaster City Council. The 'Your Sport, Your Community' scheme has been set up to support and reward sports volunteers across the district and to recognise the valuable work they do within the community.

Volunteering One Lancashire gets underway

16/10/12: Volunteering One Lancashire, a new pilot project taking place across the county, will support volunteers and voluntary groups. Backed by Lancashire County Council, the Project aims to create new volunteer hubs across the county for Volunteer Groups to work together.

ChildLine Schools Service needs volunteers in Lancaster

2/7/12: ChildLine has launched a service for primary age children in Lancaster, the ChildLine Schools Service, and is looking for volunteers to get involved. All children have the right to be happy and safe, but many suffer abuse in silence, unable to speak out.

National award for Special Inspector Ruth Gardner

24/6/11: Can you 'trust the specials like the old time coppers' as the song goes? Ruth Gardner looks like she could be a good bet. As a special inspector who polices Lancaster, Morecambe and Wyre, she has received a national award for helping to improve the processes for searching for missing people.

Applications welcome for next teen police cadet course

23/6/11: Teenagers who want to do something proactive with their spare time are being urged to sign up for the next teenage voluntary police cadets course. The scheme has been running for a number of years and accepts 16 – 19-year-olds who live or attend school in the Carnforth, Garstang, Lancaster or Morecambe areas.

Local ME Group needs friends!

22/4/11: Imagine that you have absolutely no energy, your muscles hurt, your head aches, your vision is blurred, you get dizzy spells and you can’t think straight or remember things properly. Then imagine that, unlike the winter colds and viruses that have been doing the rounds recently, you don’t get to feel any better.

Could your voluntary group use a cash windfall?

26/8/10: Voluntary groups across the Lancaster district are invited to apply for funding from Lancaster City Council’s welfare grant scheme. The city council has money available now and is asking for bids to allocate the welfare grant budget. Welfare grants are for voluntary organisations whose activities include providing recreation, meals and special events for older people.

Galbraith Trust offers money for local groups

11/6/09: Local groups in the Lancaster and Morecambe area are being invited to apply to The Galbraith Trust, which has now distributed over £250,000 to local organisations since it began. The trust, set up in 2001 from the estate of Ian Galbraith - the former city hardware store owner - offers funding for local voluntary and community groups for a variety of purposes.

Citizens Advice Seek More Volunteers

10/6/09: Lancaster's Citizens Advice Bureau will be holding another information session for prospective volunteers on Thursday 18 June at 4.30, at the Bureau on KIng Street. CAB still (and probably always will..) need more advisers and support volunteers and tells us they gained at least one new volunteer who found out about us through virtual-lancaster. We're delighted to hear it!