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

Big Garden Birdwatch Free Event

Saturday 26 January 2019 - 10am - 12pm


This is the world's biggest bird survey so why not come along to Slieve Gullion Forest Park and be a part of it. No need to book, just come along.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park


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.


Cherry Laurel Clearance

1 January - 9 March 2019

Ring of Gullion Partnership

Volunteers needed to help clear the Cherry Laurel from the entrance driveway and central walking paths in Slieve Gullion Forest Park. Registration is essential.

Slieve Gullion Forest Park, Meet at gravel Overflow Car Park.

World Wetlands Day

Saturday 2 February 2019

Ram's Island Project

Volunteer Litter Lift and Tour - Come along and help with our Litter Lift on Rams Island. A family day out on Lough Neagh with light refreshments provided by RBLNAC. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Boat leaves Sandy Bay at 11am.
Michael Savage
T: 07715 368050
E: michael@ramsisland.org

Street Fundraising

9 March 2019

Self Help Africa

Street Collection Volunteers needed for collection in Belfast City Centre. Help raise funds for vulnerable smallholder farmers in Uganda.

Belfast City Centre

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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