The Mill depends on volunteers who give their time to help in various different ways.


We need volunteers who can:

Offer a friendly, reassuring face to everyone.

Prepare and serve food and drinks.

Operate a till.

With training, show people reliable sources of advice on health and well-being.

Be entirely trustworthy and guardians of confidentiality.

Have the personal resources to deal with people at a difficult time in their lives.


There are three main volunteer roles at The Mill:

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Café Assistants

Duties include:

Serving behind the counter.

Waiting on.

Using the till.

Food preparation.

Clearing, washing, tidying and stocking.

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Volunteer Advisors

Duties include:

Helping people find and access suitable services.

Offering emotional support.

Sign-posting people to other organisations who can offer further support.

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The Mill Outside Assistant

Duties include:

Fundraising events for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Food and community events across Lancashire.

Serving customers/guests.

Event and food preparation.