The Lighthouse Project


We are often looking for new volunteers at the Lighthouse because we want to help people to put thier skills to good use in the community. Helping us to help others.

Can you spare a few hours each week to help make a difference to our visitors?

The type of things we typically need help with includes:

• Coffee bar
• I.T. support - Digital champions (Learn My Way Courses)
• I.T. support (Job hunting academy and CV's)
• Cleaning 
• General building and maintenance
• Admin / reception
• Marketing and promotio
• Foodbank and Lighthouse Pantry
• Advice and support
• Men's Shed activities
• Newsletters, press and promotion.

If you have an idea or would like to get involved, or want some more information then please get in touch, or drop in at the centre to have a chat.

Call us on 0161 643 1163 and ask for Cath or volunteer coordinator, or Pam

Volunteering at the Lighthouse
One of the objectives of Inspire Middleton and the Lighthouse Project is to inspire and encourage local people to participate and get involved in meeting the needs of the town.

One of the ways that we do this is through our own activities and projects where we support and encourage people to volunteer, and through partnership with other organisations and agencies.

In essence we are seeking to make use of the skills of local people through volunteering for the greater good.

Volunteering is an essential and core part of what we do and it is through our volunteers that much of our work advances. We can help you and you can help us by using your experience and skills in the delivery of our activities

Volunteering is an effective use of your time and can be a good way to develop new skills or to keep on top of the ones that you have.

You can volunteer with us whether you are in employment or not, and you can know that your efforts will be going to help meet local needs and good causes.

There are no restrictions on how much volunteering that you can do and if you are unemployed it will not affect your benefits, in fact it can increase your chances of getting back into work as it can be a good way to demonstrate to potential employers your enthusiasm and show them that you are keen to work and willing to maintain and develop your skills..

Volunteering also keeps you active and engaged, getting you out of the house and providing a sense of purpose and worth which helps build confidence through being involved in something positive and giving back to others who are in need themselves.

We are able to offer volunteering opportunities to help us in our work, we have a number of specific roles and volunteering activities as well as general roles to help with practical things such as maintaining our facilities or creating and decorating new spaces.

Contact Information

Middleton Lighthouse Project

S6b/c Middleton Shopping Centre
Limetrees Road
M24 4EL

Tel: 0161 643 1163

Meeting times

Monday to Friday

9.30am - 4.30pm

Where we are

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