Volunteering Opportunties

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Turn Up and Try opportunities 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 and Try!

We’ll be adding new opportunities all the time, so visit this page again if there’s nothing suitable just now.

Date & TIme
Turn Up & Try Event
Point of Contact

Breeding Bird Survey Training

Various Dates

British Trust for Ornithology

Volunteer Surveyors needed to help provide unbiased information about birds and habitats. All training days are free. Each day is a stand alone day - so you only need to attend one day. You do not need to be a member of BTO.


Woodland Habitants

One Saturday a Month

The Woodland Trust

Volunteers needed to help protect woodland habitants and conserve the natural beauty of the glen and woods

Oakland Glen/Bashfordlands Wood, Carrickfergus


Various Dates & Times

Village Garden Conservation Group

Conservation volunteers needed on various dates

Broughshane House, Main Street Broughshane
Valerie or Betty
T: 028 2586 2777
E: broughshane@nacn.org

Oxfam Ireland

Warehouse Volunteers needed to help label items for sale in charity shops.

42 The Cutts, Dunmurry
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
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
Various Dates and Times

Assisi Animal Sanctuary

Volunteers required to help with dog walking, 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
Elaine McCrory
T: 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

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