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Turn Up and Try Volunteering Opportunities

Turn Up and Try

If you have registered for a volunteering opportunity and are just waiting to get started or perhaps you’d like to volunteer but don’t want to over commit yourself, have a look at our new calendar of Turn Up & Try Volunteering Opportunities below.  These are one off opportunities currently available with organisations across Northern Ireland where you can get involved in volunteering straight away! Simply call or email the contact for further information and then Turn Up & Try!  There is no long term commitment or obligation and there is a great variety of opportunities to suit everyone.  We’ll be adding new opportunities all the time so visit this page again if there is nothing suitable just now.

NB Please ensure you leave a contact name and number if you plan to attend so the organisers can advise you of the latest arrangements. Should a Turn Up and Try Event be cancelled or postponed, organisers will endeavour to contact you.

Happy Volunteering!

Date & Time Turn Up and Try Event Location If interested contact
       
FEBRUARY 2017
       
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 February Silvery Light Sailing - Sailing Ship Repair Volunteers - Can you lend a hand? We need help stripping out fittings and machinery in preparation for the Surveyors inspection. Tools will be provided. Tea/coffee/lunch onboard the S/v Soteria moored alongside. Albert Basin, The Quays, Newry Contact Gerry T: 07968 992647 E: gerry@silverylight.org
       
Tuesday 28 February 10am - 3pm Mourne Heritage Trust Conservation Volunteers - Trees for Mourne Day. Please bring sturdy footwear, warm/waterproof clothing and a packed lunch Meet at Silent Valley Gate Lodge at 10am Contact Kate Taylor T: 4176 9825 / 07895 28672 E: kate.tylor@mourne.co.uk
       
Tuesday 28 February 11am-3pm Volunteer Now 'Turn Up & Try Day'. We are hosting an Oxfam relabelling activity at our info stand in Lisburn. Come along, see what it is all about and find out about other volunteering opportunities in the area. LCCC Health and Wellbeing at the Event Space, Market Square, Lisburn No prior contact required. Just pop along for a chat and to have a go.
       
Various dates RSPB - Giving Corncrakes a Home - Help turn around the iconic birds fortunes. Volunteers needed to help create Corncrake habitat by nettle digging. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for this practical activity. Rathlin Island, Co. Down Contact Colin Graham T: 9049 1547 E: colin.graham@rspb.org.uk
       
MARCH 2017
       
Various dates RSPB - Giving Corncrakes a Home - Help turn around the iconic birds fortunes. Volunteers needed to help create Corncrake habitat by nettle digging. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for this practical activity. Rathlin Island, Co. Down Contact Colin Graham T: 9049 1547 E: colin.graham@rspb.org.uk
       
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES
       
Weekdays Oxfam Ireland - Warehouse Volunteers needed to help label items for sale in charity shops. 42 The Cutts, Dunmurry Contact Debora: T: 9062 6073 E:debora.pellegrin@oxfamireland.org
       
Every Saturday 10am - 1pm Belfast Lough Sailability - Would you like to learn how to sail and help people with disabilities get out on the water? We would like to invite you to this volunteering taster session, weather permitting. You will do practice sessions on the boats, boat maintenance and sailing theory. We also have shore based activities if you don't want to go on the water. Marina 3, Quayside, Carrickfergus Contact Gillian McAdam E: belfastloughsailability@gmail.com
       
Various Dates and Times Assisi Animal Sanctuary - Volunteers required to help with dogwalking, cleaning, socialising cats and rabbits, grooming and giving the animals some TLC! Powerwashing and painting also required (weather permitting) 1 Old Bangor Road, Conlig, Newtownards Contact Elaine McCrory T: 028 9181 2622 E: elaine@assisi-ni.org
       
Various Dates and Times Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Charity Shops - Volunteers required to help in local Charity Shops. Cancer Focus Charity Shops - Bangor, Lisburn, Newtownards, Belfast Contact Morag Chambers T: 9066 3281 E:moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org.
       
Every Monday 10am - 12pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Glen Community Garden, next to Glen Road Community Centre, Lenadoon, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk
       
Every Tuesday 2pm - 4pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Knocknagoney Community Garden, east side of Knocknagoney Park, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk
       
Every Thursday 10am - 12pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Grosvenor Community Garden, next to Roden Street Community Centre, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk
       
Every Thursday 2pm - 4pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Whiterock Community Garden within the grounds of Whiterock Community Centre, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk
       
Every Friday 10am - 2pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Ballysillan Community Garden, Oldpark Road, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk
       
Every Saturday 10am - 2pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Musgrave Community Garden, within Musgrave Park, Stockmans Lane, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk
       
Every Sunday 11am - 3pm The Conservation Volunteers - Growing Communities - The project focuses on the development of community gardens throughout the city. Transport can be provided from Beech House, Ravenhill Road. Volunteers should wear old clothes and sturdy footwear and bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided. Grove Community Garden, close to Wellbeing Centre, Belfast Contact Helen T: 9064 5169 E: h.tomb@btcv.org.uk