Southport Flower Show. Photo by Southport Flower Show

Guest Blog by Catrin Hughes Volunteer Centre Sefton

Volunteering is a hugely important part of our community. Each day volunteers donate their time to their chosen cause to make Sefton a better place. 

Volunteer Centre Sefton is working with Stand Up for Southport to provide a monthly update on volunteering across the Sefton area.

With the borough of Sefton turning 50 this year, Volunteer Centre Sefton and Sefton 4 Good have collaborated to create the 50 for 50 campaign. 

We are asking residents of Sefton to give 50 hours of volunteering, do 50 good deeds, nominate 50 people for Sefton 4 Good’s civic awards Citizens 4 Good, and have 50 volunteers support one off volunteering sessions. The first two sessions are taking place in June.

Canal and River Trust Taster Session 7th June, Bootle

Sefton 4 Good and the Canal & River Trust would like to invite you all to experience an active, hands-on ‘task force’ with Canal & River Trust on Friday 7th June in Bootle by the canal, near the Salt and Tar. You will be getting stuck in to some clearance, maintenance, a bit of painting and even get to see how we operate on the waterways. The session is fully risk assessed, and it is recommended to bring sturdy footwear and suitable clothes for the day, as we prepare for all weathers. The day will run from 10am-3pm.

Bootle Library Taster Session, 20th June, Bootle

Join Bootle Library and Sefton 4 Good to experience an active, hands-on day with Bootle Library on Thursday 20 June. You will be getting stuck in to some painting, maintenance and a little bit of gardening. The session is fully risk assessed, and It is recommended to bring sturdy footwear and suitable clothes for painting. The day will run from 10am-3pm.

Southport Flower Show – Event Volunteers

The Southport Flower Show are celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, and it’s promising to be the best one yet! With over 200 volunteers, the show is brought together through volunteer power! They are recruiting for the following roles.

  • Meet & Greet Guides (outdoor standing role)
  • Arena Support (outdoor/ walking role)
  • Info Booths (undercover seated role)
  • Dog Squad (outdoor/ walking round whole showground role)
  • Garden Theatre (indoor standing role)
  • Amateur Growers Marquee (indoor standing role/ occasional seated role)
  • Grand Floral Marquee (indoors standing /occasional seated role)

Shopping Volunteers – Brighter living Partnership

Brighter Living Partnership located in Southport Community Centre on Norwood Road run a shopping service for those who are unable to shop for themselves. They are looking for volunteers to help them shop for vulnerable people in Southport, Ainsdale and Formby. You will only have to commit to a couple of hours a week and you will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses. This is a very rewarding role and makes a big difference to those you shop for.

Ainsdale lunch and Leisure  

Ainsdale Lunch and Leisure is a non-profit organisation dedicated to serving the local community by providing access to nutritious, comforting home-cooked meals, and to activities that support physical and mental wellbeing. They are looking to recruit volunteers for a number of roles including: 

Lunch delivery driver

Cafe and Lunch Club Assistant

Charity Shop Assistant 

Kitchen Assistant

Marketing/ Social Media volunteer



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