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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
             
MAY 2017
             
Thursday 25 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Access Maintenance and Himalayan Balsam Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Milford   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Thursday 25 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Site Maintenance - Removing Sycamore Saplings - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Straidkilly   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Friday 26 May   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection - Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Lurgan   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
Friday 26 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Scrub Control and Fencing Repairs - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Umbra   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Tuesday 30 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Path Maintenance and Himalayan Balsam Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Bog Meadows   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Tuesday 30 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Access Maintenance, Salmonberry Control and Fencing Repairs - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Slievenacloy   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
JUNE 2017        
             
Every Tuesday 9am - 1pm   The Conservation Volunteers - Native Tree Growing Programme - Taster Sessions - Come along and get involved in growing native trees for future generations. No experience necessary. Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch.   Clandeboye Estate Walled Garden   Contact Sissy T: 078246 22927 E: s.borchert@tcv.org.uk
             
Thursday 1 June 7-9.30pm   MACS - Volunteer BBQ Open Night - Come along and find out more about volunteering with MACS, chat to current volunteers, meet staff and get a feel for what it is like to be a part of our organisation.   Colin Glen Allotments, 25-27 Colin Glen Road, Dunmurry, BT17 0LR   Contact Scott Irvine E: scottirvine@macsni.org
             
Friday 9 June   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection- Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Belfast & Portadown   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
Saturday 10 June   NI Hospice - Hospice Walk Volunteers - volunteers needed for a range of roles including sign in, marshalling, meet and greet, handing out refreshments and selling tshirts.   North Down Coastal Path (starting at Holywood)   Contact Laura Gray T: 02890 781836 E: laura.gray@nihospice.org
             
Thursday 15 & Friday 16 June (2hr slots throughout day)   CAUSE - Volunteer Bag Packers - collections in the community are a great way to raise vital funds needed to help continue our crucial work helping carers and families of those with serious mental health.   Sainsburys, Forestside, Belfast   Contact Verity Cornford T 028 90 65 0650: E: volunteering@cause.org.uk or on
             
Friday 16 June   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection- Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Newry   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
Friday 16 June 10am-5pm   Action Mental Health - Bag Pack Volunteers - volunteers needed to help with a bag pack to raise vital funds to help support our services.       Contact Katrina McIlmail T: 028 91 82 2410 E: kmcilmail@amh.org.uk
             
Friday 16 June   Age NI - Collection Volunteers - Tesco Lisburn - If you are available for a couple of hours Age NI would love to hear from you.   Tesco, Lisburn   Contact Rosalind Cole T: 07850919165 E: rosalind.cole@ageni.org
             
Saturday 24 June   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection- Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Belfast & Banbridge   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
JULY 2017
             
Every Tuesday 9am - 1pm   The Conservation Volunteers - Native Tree GrowingProgramme - Taster Sessions- Come along and get involved in growing native trees for future generations. No experience necessary. Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch.   Clandeboye Estate Walled Garden   Contact Sissy T: 078246 22927 E: s.borchert@tcv.org.uk
             
Thursday 6 & Friday 7 July   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection- Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Portstewart   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
Saturday 22 July   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection- Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Warrenpoint   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
Saturday 29 July   Cancer Focus Northern Ireland - Street Collection- Volunteers needed to help raise vital funds to help us continue our Family Support Service. A few hours can make a HUGE difference.   Kilkeel   Contact Morag Chambers T: 028 9066 3281 E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES
             
Every Thursday and 4th Saturday of month   Belfast Hills Partnership - Conservation Volunteers - activities can range from tree planting, wildflower seed collection, surveys or managing the spread of invasive species.   Across Belfast Hills   Contact Lisa Critchley T: 02890 603466 E: lisa.critchley@belfasthills.org
             
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