Many of the roles on our website don’t require specific skills but ask that you have enthusiasm and an interest in the role/organisation. Depending on the role you are applying for you may be asked for communication skills or more specific attributes like counselling or financial management. The role description will let you know what they are seeking.
No, you can choose how often you volunteer. There are many roles (turn up and try) that simply require you to give a few hours to make a difference, other event roles for example, will involve you for a defined period of time – like a few days and then you are free again until the next event comes around. You can choose shifts and what events you get involved in. Other roles will ask you to give a regular commitment, but you can always talk to the organisation about the time you have.
Have a look at some of the events coming to Northern Ireland or our Turn Up and Try opportunities. If there’s nothing there that suits you at the minute, please check back as these pages are updated regularly.
Use the opportunity search above – to see opportunities in your area enter your postcode, amend the distance to 5 miles and click ‘search’. You can also filter results by ‘Cause’ or ‘Type of Work’ if you wish.
To apply for any opportunities on our website, click ‘apply now’ in the opportunity description –this will prompt you to either create a new volunteering account or to sign in to an existing one.
Your contact details are then sent on to the organisation and they should respond to you within 10 days with more details.