More than 50 years of volunteering has kept Geraldine feeling young! Volunteer – it’s good for your health!
Geraldine Linford MBE from Co Antrim is involved in Girl Guiding and has been for over 50 years! She is a unit leader, trainer, tutor and mentor within Girl Guides but also finds time to volunteer for Broughshane Village Garden and in the select vestry of her local church. Geraldine enjoys the social aspect and […]
When did you first volunteer? Summer 2017. Where do you volunteer? Within groups in my local youth centre such as the LGBT+ group and the ‘Saturday Club’. How often do you volunteer? 2-3 times a week. What inspired you to get involved? After being a participant in the 2017 NCS Programme, I wanted to continue […]
Have a look at this great video by Tourism NI – Volunteer Now is so proud to have been part of the Open experience with the support of the wonderful volunteers…you did the place proud, you spirited souls with giant hearts, the performance of a lifetime, you did indeed earn your curtain call! Thank you!
Max volunteers with National Trust Castleward and has done for a couple of years since his retirement. Max had a very interesting working life, from leaving school he worked as a furrier for Jaffa Furs in Belfast – a job which he loved and which saw him re-designing fur coats which had been in families […]
Jane has been volunteering with National Trust Castleward for two years. Having lived in France for 8 years, Jane and her husband returned to Northern Ireland and are currently living in Co. Down. Attending an Open Day at Castleward, she discovered that there were a range of volunteering opportunities available and decided to offer her […]
Aisling Slim is a wonderful advocate for volunteering and has become somewhat of a serial volunteer! Living in Armagh and working full time for the Southern Trust as a day opportunities worker, Aisling is married with two children but still finds time to volunteer in a wide range of ways. She was nominated for the […]
I am happy to say that my experience of volunteering at the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust is simply rewarding. I am a student who wanted to do some volunteering with the purpose of gaining hospital ward-setting experience and helping others along the way. However what I found out was that you end up […]
I volunteered in the Care of the Elderly Ward in Altnagelvin for around 6 months. This was to gain some experience of working within a clinical setting. As well as helping me secure a place to study Medicine at Queen’s University Belfast, it started me on my journey of knowing how to interact with other […]