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Turn Up and Try Volunteering Opportunities

Turn Up and Try

If you have registered for a volunteering opportunity and are just waiting to get started or perhaps you’d like to volunteer but don’t want to over commit yourself, have a look at our new calendar of Turn Up & Try Volunteering Opportunities below.  These 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 & Try!  There is no long term commitment or obligation and there is a great variety of opportunities to suit everyone.  We’ll be adding new opportunities all the time so visit this page again if there is nothing suitable just now.

NB Please ensure you leave a contact name and number if you plan to attend so the organisers can advise you of the latest arrangements. Should a Turn Up and Try Event be cancelled or postponed, organisers will endeavour to contact you.

Happy Volunteering!

Date & Time   Turn Up and Try Event   Location   If interested contact
Friday 23 November - then weekly until March 2019   RSPB - Corncrake Habitat - Volunteers needed to help create a natural habitat for these iconic birds. This is practical conservation work so volunteers need to dress for the weather and bring a pack lunch. Tools and travel costs provided.   Co Down and Co Antrim   Contact Colin Graham T: 9049 1547 E: corncrakeni@rspb.org.uk
Saturday 24 November   Cause - Door Collection - Volunteers needed to help with our store collection at Tesco Springhill   Tesco, Springhill, Bangor   Contact Verity Comford T: 9065 0650 E: volunteering@cause.org.uk
Thursday 29, Friday 30 November & Staurday 1 December   Fareshare - Tesco Food Collection Helpers - Join us for the UK’s largest food collection in your local Tesco. We need volunteers to help collect food donations from customers for just three hours in their local store. You can sign up as an individual or create a team to bring colleagues or others with
you. Volunteers will be in store handing out the FareShare ‘shopping list’ and collecting donations from customers whilst spreading some Christmas cheer.
  Local Tesco Stores   Contact hannah Feld: T: 020 7394 2462 E: Tescofoodcollection@fareshare.org.uk
Sunday 2 December   TinyLife - Santa Colour Run - Volunteers needed in various roles to help with our sponsored Santa Colour Run.   Lurgan Park   Contact Leanne E: leanne@tinylife.org.uk
Friday 7 December - 9am - 8pm (Min 2hr slots)   Action on Hearing Loss - Big Belfast Christmas Collection - Our goal is to collect funds throughout Belfast City Centre. You will be given fundraising resources and receive instruction in our office on Adelaide Street before you start. Festive attire is encouraged and a limited number of Santa Hats will be provided. Minimum two hour slots.   Belfast City Centre   Contact Terence McKernan T: 028 9031 2032 Tel/Text: 028 9023 9619 E: terence.mckernan@hearingloss.org.uk
Saturday 8, Sunday 9, Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December   TinyLife - Santa Express - Volunteers needed in various roles to help with our Christmas event in Peatlands Dunganne.   Peatlands Park, Dungannon   Contact Leanne E: leanne@tinylife.org.uk
Monday 17, Tuesday 18 & Wednesday 19 December 10am - 5pm   TinyLife - Door Collection - Volunteers needed to help with our store collection in Asda's Strabane   Asda Strabane   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
Tuesday 18 9am - 8pm & Wednesday 19 December, 9am - 3pm   TinyLife - Christmas Bag Pack - Volunteers needed to help with our Christmas Bag pack in M&S Forestside. Various time slots.   Forestside, Belfast   Contact Leanne E: leanne@tinylife.org.uk
Various Dates and Times   Village Garden Conservation Group - Conservation Volunteers needed on various dates.   Broughshane House, 70 Main Street, Broughshane   Contact 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   Contact Lisa Critchley T: 9060 3466 E: lisa.critchley@belfasthills.org
Weekdays   Oxfam Ireland - Warehouse Volunteers needed to help label items for sale in charity shops.   42 The Cutts, Dunmurry   Contact Debora: T: 9062 6073 E:debora.pellegrin@oxfamireland.org
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   Contact Gillian McAdam E: belfastloughsailabilityni@gmail.com
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   Contact 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   Contact Morag Chambers T: 9066 3281 E:moragchambers@cancerfocusni.org.
Various Dates and Times   The Conservation Volunteers Action Team - Volunteers needed to work on practical seasonal tasks ie. tree planting, woodland management, pathwork, fencing etc. across Belfast and beyond. Learn new skills and meet new people. Accredited training, driving and project leader opportunities also available.   Various   Contact E: n.walker@tcv.org.uk T: 9064 5169