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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
             
NOVEMBER 2017
             
Various dates throughout November   Cancer Focus - Street Collections and Bag Packs - Can you spare a few hours to help at our street collections or bag packs. We cannot continue this vital service without fundraising. It could make a HUGE difference. For more information on venues and dates click here   Various Locations  

Contact Morag Chambers E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org

 

             
Friday 24 November - 3pm - 9pm   TinyLife - Christmas Light Switch On Bucket Collection - Come join us in Magherafelt to see the Christmas Lights switched on and help us with our street collection.   Magherafelt   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Friday 24 & Saturday 25 November - 12pm - 7pm (various time slots)   TinyLife - Street Collection for Santa - Volunteers needed to help with our Christmas fundraiser in Magherafelt   Magherafelt   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 25 November - 10am-4pm   ASCERT - Volunteer Street Collectors - All funds raised will be used to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug related harm in the local community.   Lisburn   Contact Jenay Doyle T: 07498 944302 E: jenay@ascert.biz
             
Saturday 25 November - 10am - 4pm (various time slots)   TinyLife - Door Collection and Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our door collection and bag pack in Asda Coleraine.   Asda, Coleraine   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 25 November - 9am - 12.30pm   TinyLife - Loop the Lough Marshalls - Volunteers required to act as Marshalls at this cycling event in Comber & Killyleagh   Comber & Killyleagh   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 25 November - 9am - 5pm (various time slots)   TinyLife - Street Collection - Volunteers needed to help with our street colleciton in Limavady   Limavady   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November (various time slots)   TinyLife - Door Collection - Volunteers required to help with our door collection in Matalan, Boucher Road, Belfast   Matalan, Boucher Road, Belfast   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
DECEMBER 2017
             
Various dates throughout December   Cancer Focus - Street Collections and Bag Packs - Can you spare a few hours to help at our street collections or bag packs. We cannot continue this vital service without fundraising. It could make a HUGE difference. For more information on venues and dates click here   Various Locations   Contact Morag Chambers E: moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org
             
Saturday 2 December - 10am - 6pm   TinyLife - Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our bag pack in Marks & Spencer, Abbeycentre.   Marks & Spencers, Abbey Centre, Newtownabbey   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 2 December - 9am -5pm (various time slots)   TinyLife - Street Collections - Help us to raise vital funds with our street collection in Derry / Londonderry.   Derry / Londonderry   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 9 December - 9am - 1pm   TinyLife - Door Collection and Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our door collection and bag pack in Tramways Shopping Centre, Glengormley   Glengormley   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 December - 9.30am - 5pm   TinyLife - Peatlands Express Train - Volunteers needed to help Santa and the general public .   Loughgall   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Sunday 10 December - 1.30pm - 3.30pm   TinyLife - Snowstorm Colour Run - Colour throwing Elves needed to help at the Colour Run in Lurgan Park.   Lurgan Park   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Friday 15 December - 9am - 5pm   TinyLife - Door Collection - Volunteers required to help with our door collection in Iceland, Newtownabbey   Iceland, Newtownabby   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 16 December - 10am - 2pm   TinyLife - Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our bag pack in Tesco's Abbeycentre   Newtownabbey   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 December - 9.30 - 5pm   TinyLife - Peatlands Express Train - Volunteers needed to help Santa and the general public .   Loughgall   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 - December   TinyLife - Door Collection - Volunteers required to help with our door collection in Matalan, Boucher Road, Belfast   Matalan, Boucher Road, Belfast   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Sunday 17 December -1pm - 6pm   TinyLife - Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our bag pack in M&S, Forestside   Forestsiide, Belfast   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Wednesday 20 December - 10am - 3pm   TinyLife - Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our bag pack in Tesco's Northcott   Glengormley   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Thursday 21 December - 3pm - 10pm   TinyLife - Bag Pack - Volunteers required to help with our bag pack in M&S, Forestside   Forestside, Belfast   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
JANUARY 2018
             
Friday 12 January (various time slots)   Age NI - Collection Volunteers - Do you have an hour or two to spare? Then come along and help us raise vital funds to support older people in NI.   Sainsbury's Holywood Exchange   Contact Rosalind Cole 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.
             
Various Dates and Times   The Conservation Volunteers Action Team - Volunteers needed to work on practial seasonal tasks ie. tree planting, woodland management, pathwork, fencing etc. across Belfast and beyond. Learn new skills and meet new people. Accredited training, driving and project leader opportunities also avaiilable.   Various   Contact E: n.walker@tcv.org.uk T: 9064 5169