BOOK A BUDDY
We want you to be able to make the very most of your stay or visit to the Fylde Coast.
So, thanks to our partnership with the Volunteers Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde, our Book A Buddy scheme will enable you to do just that.
Should you need some assistance, friendly volunteers will support and accompany you – whether you are a disabled resident or visitor to our special Access Fylde Coast events, other events supported by Access Fylde Coast, as well as trips to the theatre and cinema.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Volunteer Centre and the Access Fylde Coast project. We are so much looking forward to starting our volunteering roles as “Access Buddies” – We know how rewarding it will be to accompany and support disabled visitors / residents to events around the Fylde Coast that wouldn’t necessarily be able to attend otherwise.“
Gary, Joanne & Terry – Access Buddies
Would You Like To Volunteer to become a buddy?
If you are passionate about helping people and would love to support disabled people – how about becoming a volunteer?
We’re offering caring, honest people to become:
Attending Access Fylde Coast events and providing assistance disabled people as a dedicated buddy.
Welcoming attendees, signposting and providing information on the Access Fylde Coast Project, tourism and travel App
Acting as disability champions, based at information centres, assisting visitors and local people with disabilities or accessibility issues and promoting an accessibility tourism and travel App
A few things you might want to know
- No experience is required as training will be given and you will undertake an induction & short training sessions
- A DBS is required for the Buddy role (which we will pay for )
- Volunteers will be given full support, training on Disability Awareness, Safeguarding, First Aid
- Regular updates, support & expenses from the Access Fylde Coast Volunteer Coordinator
If you think you would like to take on a rewarding volunteering opportunity, making a great difference to others, we’d love to hear from you.
To volunteer, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org