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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
       
MARCH 2017
       
Wednesday 15 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Scrub Control and Follow Up Treatment - 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
       
Friday 17 March 11am-4pm Ulster Wildlife - St Patrick's Day at Ulster Folk and Transport Museum - Volunteers needed to help promote Ulster Wildlife and help with wildlife themed crafting activity. Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra Contact Conor Bush E: conor.bush@ulsterwildlife.org
       
Saturday 18 March 11am-4pm & Sunday 19 March 1pm-5pm Ulster Wildlife - Donaghadee Big Weekend - Volunteers need to help promote Ulster Wildlife and assist with wildlife themed crafting activity Donaghadee Town Centre Contact Conor Bush E: conor.bush@ulsterwildlife.org
       
Tuesday 21 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Big Spring Clean, Litter Lift and Path Maintenance - 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, Belfast Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
       
Wednesday 22 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Scrub Control Foolow Up Treatment - 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. Ballynahone 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 24 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Scrub Clearance and Site Maintenance - 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. Glendun 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 28 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Path Maintenacne and Site Check - 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, Belfast Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org or Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
       
Wednesday 29 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Cutting Picnic Area - 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
       
Thursday 30 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - 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
       
Friday 31 March Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Boundary Check and Litter Lift - 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
       
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
       
APRIL 2017
       
Saturday 8 April Age NI - Bag Pack Volunteers - Tesco Knocknagoney - if you are available for a couple of hours Age NI would love to hear from you. Tesco, Knocknagoney Contact Rosalind Cole T: 07850919165 E: rosalind.cole@ageni.org
       
MAY 2017
       
Saturday 20 May Age NI - Collection Volunteers - Tesco Newtownbreda - if you are available for a couple of hours Age NI would love to hear from you. Tesco, Newtownbreda Contact Rosalind Cole T: 07850919165 E: rosalind.cole@ageni.org
       
JUNE 2017      
       
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
       
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