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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
             
APRIL 2017
             
Tuesday 25 April   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Ground preparation for wildflower planting, Access 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 26 April   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Scrub Control and Fencing Repair - 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
             
Thursday 27 April   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Boundary Check and Fencing Repair - 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
             
Friday 28 April   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Path and Access 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.   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
             
Saturday 29-Sunday 30 April 1.30pm-5.30pm   Ulster Wildlife - Spring Fair at Barnett Demesne - Volunteers needed to help promote Ulster Wildlife and help with wildlife themed crafting activity.   Barnett Demesne, Malone Road, Belfast   Contact Conor Bush E: conor.bush@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 April   Cancer Research UK - Tesco Turns Pink Collection Volunteers - if you have a few hours to spare then come along to one of Tesco's regional stores and help us raise vital funds.   Tesco stores throughout the province   If interested please Email: volunteeropportunities@cancer.org.uk
             
MAY 2017
             
Friday 5 May   Special Olympics - Fundraising Volunteers - we urgently need volunteers to shake a bucket to fundraise across NI. We need people, groups, schools, businesses, youth clubs, church groups to collect in local towns, supermarkets or shopping centre to help Special Olympic athletes as they begin final preparations for the National Games in Dublin next year.   Across Northern Ireland   Contact John Kivlahan T: 02890 892996 E: john.kivlahan@specialolympics.ie
             
Saturday 6 May   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.   Colin Glen Forest Park   Contact Laura Gray T: 02890 781836 E:laura.gray@nihospice.org
             
Wednesday 10 May -Saturday 13 May 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm   Children's Heartbeat Trust - Fundraising Volunteers - Volunteers needed to help raise awareness and funds at the NI Hereford Breeders' Association Stand at Balmoral Show. Volunteers will serve tea/coffee on behalf of the Breeders Association.   Balmoral Show   Contact Lynn Cowan T: 02890 312228 E: lynn@childrensheartbeattrust.org
             
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        
             
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
             
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
             
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