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
Location
Point of Contact

Cherry Laurel Clearing

Saturday 16 November 2019 - 10am

Ring of Gullion Partnership

Volunteers needed to help clear Cherry Laurel which will allow more light to reach the forest floor and allow plants to survive. Full training on the use of hand tools will be provided

Overflow car park, Slieve Gulllion Forest Park, Meigh

Path Clearance

Sunday 17 November 2019 10am

Grassroots Conservation Group

Volunteers needed to clear some overgrown paths. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear.

Milford Cutting, Co Armagh

Big Belfast Collection

Thursday 21 November 2019, 6pm - 9pm

Action on Hearing Loss

Give the gift of time this Christmas. Volunteer for 2 hours or more at our Big Belfast Collection.

Belfast City Centre

Big Belfast Collection

Friday 22 November 2019, 9am -5pm

Action on Hearing Loss

Give the gift of time this Christmas. Volunteer for 2 hours or more at our Big Belfast Collection.

Belfast City Centre

Cherry Laurel Clearing

Saturday 30 November 2019, 10am

Ring of Gullion Partnership

Volunteers needed to help clear Cherry Laurel which will allow more light to reach the forest floor and allow plants to survive. Full training on the use of hand tools will be provided

Overflow car park, Slieve Gulllion Forest Park, Meigh

Tree Maintenance

Sunday 1 December 2019 10am

Grassroots Conservation Group

Help needed with tree maintenance, scrub clearance and pruning in semi--mature woodland. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and sturdy footwear.

Gilford Castle

Christmas Decorations Workshop

Saturday 14 December 2019 10am

Grassroots Conservation Group

Come along and make Christmas decorations using natural materials such as ivy, pine and evergreen foliage. Mince pies and other festive food will be provided. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. Register by Friday 7 December.

South Belfast

Big Bag Pack Collection

Saturday 14 December 2019, 11am - 5pm

Action on Hearing Loss

Give the give of time this Christmas! Volunteer for 2 hours or more at our Sainsbury's Bag Pack Collection.

Sainsbury's, Holywood Exchange

Festive Bag Pack

Tuesday 17 December 2019, 10am - 5pm

Action Mental Health New Horizons

Santa's little helpers required to help us raise money through our Festive Bag Pack

Tesco's, Castlebawn, Newtownards
Katrina McIlmail
T: 028 9182 2410
E: kmcilmail@amh.org.uk

Wildlife Garden Maintenance

Sunday 5 January 2020 10am

Grassroots Conservation Group

Volunteers needed to help with improvements and maintenance in the wildlife garden and digging up young trees that are ready to move on. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy boots.

Derryanvil, near Portadown

Scrub Control and Path Clearance

Sunday 19 January 2020 10am

Grassroots Conservation Group

Volunteers needed to help maintain areas of meadow by clearing scrub and path maintenance. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy boots.

Balloo Wetland & Woodland, Bangor

Tree Maintenance

Sunday 2 February 2020 10am

Grassroots Conservation Group

An area of young woodland needs clearance of vegetation and some pruning so the trees can flourish. Please wear appropriate outdoor clothing and sturdy boots.

Kilmacrew House, near Banbridge

Tree Nursery Volunteers

Every Wednesday 10am - 1pm

Ring of Gullion Partnership

Volunteers needed to help in the Tree Nursery. This is our busiest time of the year with seed collecting, processing and planting. During the quieter period or the summer we do general volunteering such as painting and litter lifts.

Ring of Gullion

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.

Various

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

ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES

Second or Last Saturday in Month

Belfast Hills Partnership

Volunteers needed to help with habitat management tasks such as scrub removal, invasive species control and tree planting. We have some special species on our Hills and we really need your help to save them!

Belfast Hills
First Saturday in Month

Sustrans NI

Tidy Task Days - Comber Greenway volutneers go out each month to collect litter, maintain wildlife habitat and spruce up the Network. Volunteers work at two locations.

Billy Neill Playing Fields, 41 Comber Road, 9am - 11.30am or Beersbridge to Sandown Road, 9.30am - 11.30am
Rachael Ludlow-Williams
T:
E: rachael.ludlow-willilliams@sustrans.org.uk
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
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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