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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
             
MAY 2018
             
Monday 7 May 9am - 3pm   Mindwise - Belfast City Marathon - Volunteers needed to greet our runners on route or cheer them over the line.   Belfast   Contact Elaine Sheridan T: 9031 5060 E: volunteer@mindwisenv.org
             
Monday 7 May   Action Mental Health - Belfast Marathon - Volunteers needed to help in various roles.   Belfast   Contact Amanda Calder T: 9182 8494 E: fundraising@amb.org.uk
             
Wednesday 9 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Invasive Species Control and Boundary Maintenance - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Bog Meadows, Belfast   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Thursday 10 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Invasive Species Control and Boundary Maintenance - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Glendun   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Friday 11 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Invasive Species Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Glenarm / Straidkilly   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Saturday 12 May 9.00am - 4.30pm   Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership - Restoration of Glassdrummon Wood - Volunteers needed to help clear felled wood via chipping or tidying into log piles and planting wild irises in the pond area. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear (hiking boots are ideal) and bring a packed lunch. Please note: Not Suitable for children under 14 years.   Glassdrummond Wood, beside St Brigid's Church, 73 Glasswdrummond Road, Crossmaglen   Registration is Essential - T: 028 3082 8594 E: volunteer@ringofgullion.org
             
Saturday 12 May 11am -3pm   Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership- Right of Way Restoration - Volunteers needed to restore sections of the Cambrook Estate / Father Cullen Park right of way. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear (hiking boots are ideal) and bring a packed lunch. Registration is Essential   Cambrook Estate, Camlough and Father Cullen Park, Bessbrook   Registration is Essential - Contact T: 3082 8594 E: volunteer@ringofgullion.org
             
Tuesday 15 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Path and Access Maintenance, Invasive Species Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Bog Meadows, Belfast   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Wednesday 16 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Path and Access Maintenance - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Milford   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Thursday 17 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Scrub Control in Dune Slacks - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Umbra   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Friday 18 May   TinyLife - Royal Princess Cruise Ship Tour- Volunteer needed to help on the Tour. Contact Sam Brush for more information on this role.   Belfast Docks   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Friday 18 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Spring Clean of Paths, Streams and Ditches with Danske Bank - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Bog Meadows, Belfast   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Saturday 19 May   Cause - Door Collection - Volunteers needed to help with our collection at Sainbury's, Holywood Exchange   Sainsbury's Holywood Exchange   Contact Verity Comford T: 9065 0650 E: volunteering@cause.org.uk
             
Saturday 19 May   TinyLife - Operation Lipstick Ladies Challenge - Volunteers needed to help with registration, Tea/Coffee stand, taking photographs and video footage etc. Free entry to show   Castlewellan Forest Park   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Tuesday 22 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Path and Access Maintenance and Invasive Species Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Bog Meadows, Belfast   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Wednesday 23 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Picnic Area Maintenance and Sycamore Seeding Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Straidkilly   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Friday 25 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Access and Path Maintenance, Invasive Species Control - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Balloo   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
Friday 25 May   TinyLife - Golf Day with Mayor of Antrim - Volunteers needed for various roles. Contact Sam Brush for more details   Ballyclare Golf Club   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 26 May 11.00am - 2.00pm   Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership - Daisyhill Wood Big Spring Clean - Volunteers needed to help clean up the woods to provide a cleaner and safer environment for all. Please wear weather appropriate clothing, sturdy footwear (hiking boots are ideal) and bring a packed lunch.   Daisyhill Wood, Newry. Entrance at 32 Pound Road (next to the wooden carved statues)   Registration is Essential - T: 028 3082 8594 E: volunteer@ringofgullion.org
             
Thursday 31 May   Ulster Wildlife Reserves Team - Dam Installation on the Bog - Volunteers should wear warm/waterproof clothing, sturdy boots and bring a packed lunch. Programme subject to change due to weather conditions. Check availability one week in advance.   Ballynahone   Contact Deborah T: 9046 3118 / 07703 673225 E: deborah.mclaughlin@ulsterwildlife.org Ryan T: 9046 3118 / 07738 995859 E: ryan.bradley@ulsterwildlife.org
             
JUNE 2018
             
Friday 1, Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 June   Cause - Door Collection / Bag Pack - Volunteers needed to help with our Bag Pack and collection at Sainsbury's, Holywood Exchange.   Sainsbury's Holywood Exchange   Contact Verity Comford T: 9065 0650 E: volunteering@cause.org.uk
             
Saturday 2 June   TinyLife - Eglinton Eye Care Pramathon - Volunteers needed in various support roles. Contact Sam Brush for further details.   Eglinton Village   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 2 June   TinyLife - Shannon's Momentous Mile - Volunteers needed for registration, marshalling etc.   Victoria Park, Belfast   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Friday 15, Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 June   Cause - Door Collection / Bag Pack- Volunteers needed to help with our Bag Pack and collection at Sainsbury's, Holywood Exchange.   Sainsbury's Holywood Exchange   Contact Verity Comford T: 9065 0650 E: volunteering@cause.org.uk
             
Saturday 23 June   TinyLife - Family Fun Day - Come along and help at our Family Fun Day. We need volunteer support in various roles.   Shantallow Community Centre, Derry / Londonderry   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Sunday 24 June   TinyLife - Abseil Belfast Castle - Volunteers needed to help in various roles at this funraising event. More information closer to date   Belfast Castle   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 30 June   TinyLife - Bag Pack - Volunteers needed to help with our Bag Pack in Asda's Omagh   Asda, Omagh   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
JULY 2018
             
TBC   TinyLife - Colour Run - Volunteers needed to help in various roles including throwing coloured powder over the runners, marshalling etc.   Coleraine   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Friday 6 July   Tinylife - Golf Event - Volunteers needed for marshalling etc at this event in Rockmount Golf Club. Contact Sam Brush for more details.   Carryduff   Contact Sam Brush T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
Saturday 28 July   TinyLife - Tandem Skydive -Volunteers needed to help in various roles at the fundraising event. More information closer to date   To Be Confirmed   Contact Sam T 9081 5050 E: sam@tinylife.org.uk
             
OCTOBER 2018
             
Wednesday 10 October   Cause - Door Collection - Volunteers needed to help with our store collection at Tesco Knocknagoney   Tesco Knocknagoney   Contact Verity Comford T: 9065 0650 E: volunteering@cause.org.uk
             
NOVEMBER 2018
             
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
             
ONGOING OPPORTUNITIES
             
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: belfastloughsailability@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