Get Involved

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Volunteers

Claremont First Step Community Centre is very fortunate to be supported by a dedicated team of volunteers.

Without the support of our volunteers the Centre would struggle to perform as it does. Therefore if you could spare as little as a few hours a week or more and you wish to support our Community Centre then please consider the numerous opportunities for voluntary placements, which are as follows. For further information please contact our office, tel 01253 299306, email claremontcentre@aol.com or simply call in the Centre for an informal chat.

We have a Community Cafe, Monty’s Cafe which is heavily reliant on volunteers. The Cafe is open five days a week 9:00am to 3:30pm and is the focal point of the life of the Centre. On a Monday we have our Monday Social Club for pensioners which runs from 10am to 3pm for up to 30 pensioners see our webpage for Monday Club, our volunteers serve breakfast, lunch, play bingo, do quizzes etc. On Friday’s we have our Luncheon Club for up to 48 pensioners, our volunteers are our waitresses, servers and kitchen staff. We have a reception area which can be manned by volunteers welcoming visitors to the centre.

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A big thank you must go to Walter who undertakes cleaning duties 5 days per week within the centre.

In the past we have taken our volunteers out for the day on rewards trips e.g Bolton market, Oswaldtwistle Mills. Each year we have a Christmas party meal which is always free to our volunteers. All in all our volunteers enjoy their times in the Centre and make good friends along the way.

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Here is sample of comments made by our volunteers on their time here at Claremont First Step.

“Helping out with the Luncheon Club and Monday Club gives me a real purpose in the week and it feels great to be wanted and appreciated.”

“Volunteering at the Centre gives me saitisfaction that I am doing something worthwhile with my time.”

“I love helping out in the Cafe. I feel part of the team here and have made so many friends in the centre.”

We are always looking for willing volunteers to help out around the Centre.

Whether you would like to get involved in fundraising or you want to help out in Monty’s Café, even if you can only spare a couple of hours a week, we will always be grateful of your help.

Current Volunteer Opportunities that are available for our Monday & Friday clubs and Monty’s Cafe

Volunteers are also required to help out in our sister Community Centre at Claremont Park.

All volunteers will receive an initial induction and have the opportunity to take part in training courses such as basic Food Hygiene and First Aid.

If you are interested or would like more information about Volunteering, contact us by telephone on 01253 299306 or email at claremontcentre@aol.com

Become a member

You can also help us by becoming a member of the organisation.

As a member you will be invited to our Annual General Meeting and other general meetings, where you will have the opportunity to help decide how the organisation is run. You could even apply to become a Board member. Membership is open to anyone living or working in the Fylde area who can demonstrate their willingness to support the work of the Centre and have the skill set which wwill help to drive us forward in the future.

If you are interested in membership contact us via claremontcentre@aol.com or telephone on 01253 299306

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