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Volunteering locally is a great way to make a difference to your community, meet new people, gain skills and improve your wellbeing!

Please be cautious when choosing a volunteering opportunity. We vet organisations to ensure we only promote volunteering providers that we hope will provide you with a safe, rewarding and enriching experience.

If you come across a volunteering opportunity you would like us to check on your behalf, please forward the details to su.volunteer@qub.ac.uk

Check out the categories below and find your ideal match today!

  • Admin/Clerical

    Community Advice Newry, Mourne & Down

    With Community Advice Newry, Mourne & Down, you could train to be an adviser, form-filler or receptionist. Volunteers also sit on the management committee and help with fundraising, publicity or social policy activity. You will get great experience, support, full training and expenses reimbursed. 

    *Please note these opportunities are based in Newry and Downpatrick so you must live locally to one of these areas. 

    Find out more here.

    Counselling All Nations

    Counselling All Nations Services (CANS) seeks to ensure the full participation of people from minority ethnic backgrounds in public, economic, social and cultural life in Northern Ireland. They are recruiting a Weekend Admin and Operational Support Volunteer to assist with enquiries and clerical duties. 

    Find out more here.

    Shopmobility Belfast

    Shopmobility Belfast requires volunteers to undertake administrative duties including data entry, paperwork and performing safety checks on mobility equipment between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Full training is provided, travel expenses are reimbursed, and volunteers receive a daily lunch allowance. 

    Find out more here.

     

  • Ambassador/Champion

    It's a Penalty

    As a Student Ambassador, you’ll support It's a Penalty to achieve their mission of ending abuse, exploitation and human trafficking through educating others, creating change or raising vital funds. 

    Find out more here

    #iwill Movement

    The #iwill movement are looking for #iwill Champions. These volunteers are young people who want to make a positive difference in their communities, and wider society, through social action. They will be equipped and enabled to shape and lead change in their own lives and communities.

    You can take part if you are a young person engaged in social action (10-25) or part of a group working on a social action initiative, and if you are a UK resident. Whether you are at the start of your journey, or already taking action, join and become an #iwill Champion today!

    Find out more here

    RCGPNI

    RCGPNI is currently recruiting new members to their virtual Patient Network. 

    Volunteers play a key role in supporting GPs to work effectively with patients and the public, have the opportunity to respond to activity that impacts on the quality of patient care in Northern Ireland, and provide a patient perspective to the work of RCGPNI.

    Find out more here

    The Brain Tumour Charity 
    The Brain Tumour Charity is the world’s leading brain tumour charity and the largest dedicated funder of research into brain tumours globally. They are recruiting Charity Ambassadors to support them with maximising fundraising opportunities, and increasing support from the Community.

    Roles include:
    • Identifying opportunities to raise awareness of Fundraising Campaigns
    • Representing the Charity through presentations and cheque collections at schools, local companies & community groups
    • Aiding recruitment of new fundraisers and supporting those signed up in your area

    Find out more here

  • Animals

    Rosie's Trust

    Are you reliable, friendly and an animal lover? Then you’ve probably got what it takes to be a Rosie’s Trust volunteer. They offer a range of volunteering opportunities to help keep people and their pets together when they need each other most. Dog Support Volunteer is their most popular volunteering role and can be done in just a couple of hours a week. 

    Find out more here 

    USPCA

    Volunteers are the lifeblood of the USPCA and they are offering the opportunity of regular two-hor volunteering slots each Saturday in their stores in Lisburn, Lurgan and Banbridge. Their stores bring in vital funds to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals across NI.

    Find out more here 

     

  • Children/Young People

    Aspire NI is looking for volunteers to support their homework clubs by building positive relationships with participating children, helping answer their questions, assisting with homework, and encouraging a spirit of curiosity in education.

    Find out more here

    Barretstown

    Barretstown run residential camps for children with a serious illness and volunteers play a leading role in providing the magical transformative experience given to campers and their families. Volunteers support and encourage each child to take part in all aspects of camp, while making sure they’re safe, supervised and having fun! 

    Find out more here

    Belfast Philharmonic Society

    Volunteer needed a few hours a week to support the Youth Choirs in their rehearsal rooms in South Belfast! You would ensure children and young people can access singing and music classes, and would help the Youth Choirs prepare for concerts in Belfast and across Ireland.

    Find out more here.

    Crossroads Care NI

    Crossroads Care NI Charitable Group supports both the elderly and young carers in our communities.  Young carers are supported by volunteers via monthly social outings.

    Find out more here

    Fighting Words NI

    Interested in gaining experience in the arts sector or with children? Consider volunteering with Fighting Words NI! Fighting Words are looking for volunteer mentors and illustrators to help facilitate creative writing workshops for primary, post-primary, and community groups. No experience is needed as all training is provided. All that’s needed are good listening skills and a passion for what they do!

    Find out more here

    Girlguiding Ulster

    Unit assistants needed to help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Volunteers must be over 18 and be, or be willing to become, a member of Girlguiding. Tasks include creating and delivering programmes, complying with policies and regulations and providing a safe girl-only space where young women and girls can uncover their full potential.

    Find out more here

    Hope 4 Life NI

    Uberheroes volunteer facilitators for primary and post-primary schools across Northern Ireland needed. Uberheroes provides Early Intervention Mental Health Workshops, utilising comic heroes to help children and young people prevent mental health issues.

    School visits occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and would only require that you would have some availability on these days every so often. Full training, support and supervision will be provided.

    Find out more by emailing hello@hope4lifeni.org.uk 

    Literacy Pirates 

    An educational charity working to develop the literacy and confidence of young people in London in an online learning environment.

    Volunteers will provide one to one and small group literacy support to 9 to 13 year olds with the guidance of a session leader. A training session via Zoom, tech induction on the interactive learning platform, and DBS certification are provided. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

    Find out more here

    NIACRO

    NIACRO works to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities. Volunteers are needed for projects supporting people who have offended; their families; young people at risk of offending; and the wider community. 

    Find out more here

    NI Sea Cadets

    Volunteer as an instructor or in the management team. Volunteering with this youth charity will help you to obtain qualifications, enhance your CV and support 10-17 year olds in achieving their potential. There are 12 cadet units across NI to volunteer with.

    Find out more here

    The Access Project  

    Become a tutor to a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week. Would you like to help inspire the next generation by supporting academic studies and helping them reach full potential and access great universities?

    Current applications will support in the next academic year.

    Find out more here

    The Catholic Guides

    Leaders needed to provide Guiding opportunities to enable girls and women to develop their full potential and instil leadership skills for the future. No experience is necessary, and all training is provided. There is no upper age limit.

    Find out more here

    Tutor The Nation 

    A charity that makes education fairer, one tutoring session at a time. They are looking for dedicated volunteers to give an hour of their week to tutor a disadvantaged secondary school pupil in a GCSE or A-Level subject of choice. If you are knowledgeable about your subject and would enjoy mentoring a student to help them to develop the skills and confidence to achieve their goals, apply today!

    Find out more here

  • Children/Young People 2

    Angel Eyes NI

    Angel Eyes NI, support children and young people aged 0-25, with a visual Impairment, and their families. These children may also have additional needs.  

    They host accessible events across Northern Ireland, including arts and crafts, music and dance, sports and activities for the children, and their siblings. Volunteers are vital to the running of their events. Volunteers support the children engaging in activities, through encouragement and interaction.

    Volunteers are usually required for 3 hours, 1 day a month on a weekend, and travel expenses would be re-imbursed. 

    Find out more here

    Childline

    Can you spare four hours a week to volunteer with Childline? Childline are looking for volunteer counsellors to answer calls and chats from young people to make them feel heard, empowered to make positive changes, and safeguard them against abuse or neglect.  Full training provided and travel expenses will be paid.

    Find out more here

    Scouts NI

    Scouts NI supports young people to find their place in the world, speak up, play their part and shine bright. At Scouts, volunteers support young people develop the skills they need for life through teamwork, practice and adventurous activity.

    Find out more here 

    Sólás

    Sólás are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who would like to gain experience in working with children and young people with ASD and additional needs. There are opportunities available in their Early Years programme, After-schools Club, Youth Club and Saturday Clubs. The sessions aim to develop skills and promote play and last between 2-3 hours.

    Find out more here 

  • Community

    EastSide Partnership

    This local charity leads a variety of projects which aim to make East Belfast a better place. 

    If you enjoy the arts, the outdoors, tourism, or supporting children and young people then the volunteering opportunities available at EastSide Partnership would be perfect for you. You’ll help with event set-up, stewarding, participating in clean ups and engaging with the public.

    Find out more here.

    Greater Village Regeneration Trust

    Greater Village Regeneration Trust have a community development approach to health and volunteers are able to get involved in a number of projects including lunch clubs and exercise programmes for older people, marketing, gardening and community clean-ups.

    Find out more here.

    The Moy Park Belfast City Marathon

    The Moy Park Belfast City Marathon are on the look out for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to help deliver a brilliant experience for their Marathon, Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Half Marathon. By volunteering, you will play your part in helping participants achieve their goal and raise vital funds for charity. Volunteer roles include distributing race packs, route marshalling, supporting the water and nutrition stations, and cheering.

    Find out more here

  • Conservation/Environment

    Belfast Hills Partnership

    Give your CV the boost it needs this semester by becoming a volunteer with Belfast Hills Partnership.  Learn new skills, help your local environment, improve health and have great craic meeting new people.

    Conservation volunteer activities take place every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10.30am – 1pm across the hills - including litter lifts, invasive species management, tree planting and path maintenance.  Volunteering is fully flexible and no prior experience is necessary.

    Find out more here

    RSPB

    RSPB are the largest nature conservation charity in the country, consistently delivering successful conservation, forging powerful new partnerships with other organisations and inspiring others to stand up and give nature the home it deserves. They have a number of opportunities available across Northern Ireland including:

    • Farmland Bird Surveyor
    • Youth Campaigner
    • Volunteer Coordinator for Species Monitoring 
    • Visitor Engagement Volunteer
    • Practical Reserve Work
    • Conservation Officer

    Find out more here

    The Conservation Volunteers

    Are you interested in conservation? Fresh air? Or getting out in the countryside? Then The Conservation Volunteers could have the volunteering role for you! TCV operate various community conservation and environmental projects that you can get involved in!

    Find out more here

  • Disability

    Deafblind UK

    Nearly 400,000 people are living with dual sensory loss in the UK. Deafblind UK supports them to live with their condition and to build their confidence and independence. Volunteers really do make a difference in the lives of deafblind people and roles include employability mentoring, telephone befriending and being a champion for the charity.

    Find out more here

    Disability Sport NI

    Disability Sport NI are looking to recruit enthusiastic and energised volunteers to support with a range of programmes across NI.  Tasks will include welcoming participants and assisting with the set up and delivery of multi-sport and boccia club sessions.

    • Volunteer kit and training provided
    • Transport expenses reimbursed

    Find out more here

    Guide Dogs

    Guide Dogs are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who could support people living with sight loss to participate in everyday activities such as going for a walk or visiting a local coffee shop. Fundraising roles are also available.

    Find out more here

    Mencap

    Mencap want you to volunteer and help to make NI the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

    Find out more here

    Positive Futures

    Multiple opportunities are available with Positive Futures, a charity committed to supporting individuals with a learning disability, those with acquired brain injury and people on the autistic spectrum. Roles include a Better Together Mentor based in Belfast, and a Community Support Volunteer based in either Lisburn or Bangor. Training will be provided and access NI checks are required. 

    Find out more here

    Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

    One of the UK’s leading sight loss charities. Their Technology for Life team is looking for Roaming Tech Support and Tech Hub Support Volunteers.  Could you spare a few hours a month to help someone with sight loss to get online and set up with their new phone, tablet or computer?  Volunteers would be willing to assist people to get the most out of technology, to make life that bit easier and enjoyable.  No prior knowledge of assistive technology or vision impairment required. Full training will be given.

    Find out more here

    Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

    Hearing Aid Maintenance volunteers needed across Northern Ireland.  This role provides hearing aid maintenance (cleaning/changing parts) and advice (optimising hearing aid & signposting to to other services) to NHS hearing aid users at planned support sessions and/or in their own homes, if required.

    Find out more here

    Shopmobility Belfast

    Shopmobility Belfast requires volunteers to undertake administrative duties including data entry, paperwork and performing safety checks on mobility equipment between the hours of 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday. Full training is provided, travel expenses are reimbursed, and volunteers receive a daily lunch allowance. 

    Find out more here

    Special Olympics Ireland

    Special Olympics Ireland are a sports organisation supporting people with an intellectual disability and they currently have over 8,000 athletes participating in 15 different sports. Volunteers are central to supporting the organisation and you could become involved by delivering health promotion programmes or health screening to the athletes.

    Find out more here

    The NOW Group

    Every day they run classes for those with learning difficulties and autism, teaching them life skills as well as employment skills. They also have a large range of social groups including an art club, creative writing group, film club and gaming club- so whatever you're into, there's something for you!
    Responsibilities will include providing person-centred support to participants, within classroom and outdoor venues and assisting groups and classes.

    Find out more here.

  • Education

    Aspire NI is looking for volunteers to support their homework clubs by building positive relationships with participating children, helping answer their questions, assisting with homework, and encouraging a spirit of curiosity in education.

    Find out more here

    Fighting Words NI

    Become a volunteer mentor and help facilitate a programme of creative writing workshops for primary, post-primary, and community groups.  Workshops include collaborative and individual writing, and mentors support young writers to explore their creative potential. If you are a great listener who enjoys a creative environment, they would love to hear from you!

    Find out more here

     

    Literacy Pirates 

    An educational charity working to develop the literacy and confidence of young people in London in an online learning environment.

    Volunteers will provide one to one and small group literacy support to 9 to 13 year olds with the guidance of a session leader. A training session via Zoom, tech induction on the interactive learning platform, and DBS certification are provided. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

    Find out more here

    The Access Project  

    Become a tutor to a young person aged 14-18, online, one hour a week. Would you like to help inspire the next generation by supporting academic studies and helping them reach full potential and access great universities?

    Current applications will support in the next academic year.

    Find out more here

    Tutor The Nation 

    A charity that makes education fairer, one tutoring session at a time. They are looking for dedicated volunteers to give an hour of their week to tutor a disadvantaged secondary school pupil in a GCSE or A-Level subject of choice. If you are knowledgeable about your subject and would enjoy mentoring a student to help them to develop the skills and confidence to achieve their goals, apply today!

    Find out more here

  • Event Support

    Festival of Fools

    Festival of Fools takes place 4-6 May 2024 and is the largest festival of free-to-access circus and outdoor performance on the island of Ireland. Volunteers help out at performances, assisting the public and the artists and conduct audience surveys.

    Find out more here

    Muscular Dystrophy UK

    Muscular Dystrophy UK understand that a diagnosis of muscular dystrophy changes everything. They are urgently searching for treatments and cures to improve lives today and transform those for future generations.  Volunteers are required to get out and about in the community to raise both funds and awareness.

    Find out more here

    NI Hospice

    NI Hospice seeks volunteers to assist with events which raise awareness and vital funds for their specialist palliative care to people living with life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. 

    Find out more here

    The Crescent

    The Crescent is a diverse community arts centre and they are in need of volunteers to help their busy Customer Services Team with their wide-ranging events and festival schedule. Responsibilities carried out by volunteers include: welcoming audiences; providing information and answering questions about The Crescent and its services; showing audiences to their seats and, leading tours.  

    Find out more here

     

  • Fundraising

    Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

    Want to stand out in your applications for junior doctor positions? Fundraising for a medical charity demonstrates your commitment to the medical community, and gives your portfolio an extra boost.  It’s also your chance to make a difference, helping to change the lives of doctors and medical students in need.

    Find out more here

  • Health

    Brain Injury Matters (NI)

    Brain Injury Matters supports, empowers and advocates on behalf of all those affected by Acquired Brain Injury (ABI).  

    Volunteer roles directly and indirectly enables service users to become actively and positively involved in life after ABI. 

    Find out more here

    British Red Cross

    British Red Cross Mobility Aids Service allows people in the community to hire a wheelchair for short-term use while they recover from an illness or an injury. As a volunteer, you will be welcoming customers and helping them to get moving again. 

    Volunteers are needed in Belfast and across Northern Ireland.

    Find out more here

    Dementia NI

    Dementia NI are in need of Support Group Volunteers to be a welcoming and friendly helper and an extra pair of hands within their local Empowerment Group, while supporting members who live with dementia, to be comfortably involved in the group sessions. This volunteering opportunity would be on Friday mornings between 10.30am-12.30pm.

    Find out more here

    Headway

    Want to support a weekly group of adults with an acquired brain injury? For 2 hours each week, groups meet together to offer peer support, and enjoy a range of physical and social activities. Volunteers help by connecting with members and assisting the group leader with their programmes. 

    Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service

    Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Service at the Royal Victoria Hospital provide information materials, signposting services and support for those and their families living with cancer.  They are seeking Meet & Greet Volunteers to welcome patients and their families to the Centre.

    This role will also involve explaining resources and services available and helping service users to access the information they require.

    Find out more here

    NI Chest, Heart & Stroke 

    Wellness Volunteer - assist Surviving Stroke in the Community Wellness session attendees, in participating in activities and encouraging communication.

    PREP Volunteer - assist the Care Services Co-ordinator with the Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) in setting up equipment and encouraging and assisting clients.

    RCGP

    The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) is the largest membership organisation solely for GPs in the United Kingdom. They are committed to improving patient care, developing their own skills and promoting general practice as a discipline. Volunteers play a key role in supporting work with the public and have the opportunity to respond to activity that impacts on the quality of patient care in Northern Ireland.

    Find out more here

     

  • Homelessness

    The Welcome Organisation

    The Welcome Organisation provides homeless support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across their services.

    Volunteers are an integral part of The Welcome Organisation's work. All volunteers will receive training, supervision and opportunities to progress their skills and experience. They have various volunteer opportunities available: 

  • Isolation

    Lisburn Downtown Centre

    Lisburn Downtown offers vital support to those feeling isolated and alone within the community. Volunteers lend a listening ear, make tea and coffee and support members to participate in activities.

    Lisburn is 10 miles away from Belfast so you must live nearby or ensure you are able to make this journey independently.

    Find out more here

  • Marketing and Digital Promotion

    Ten Foundations

    Ten Foundations empowers women living in poverty in the Philippines, through its livelihood programme, and are offering diverse roles for volunteers:

    • Creating content for their social media platforms
    • Designing promotional materials
    • Producing their monthly newsletter
    • Designing education packs and other resources for school children
    • Visiting schools in NI to raise awareness of the how they can support Ten Foundations

    Find out more here.

    The Northern Ireland Futsal Federation

    The Northern Ireland Futsal Federation are currently seeking aspiring sports journalists, videographers, and content creators, to support their media team.  The role will require attendance at matches on Sundays and/or Fridays. 

    Find out more here

  • Mental Health

    Hope 4 Life NI

    Become an Uberheroes volunteer facilitator for primary and post-primary schools across Northern Ireland. Uberheroes' provide Early Intervention Mental Health Workshops, utilising comic heroes to help children and young people prevent mental health issues.

    School visits occur on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and would only require that you would have some availability on these days every so often. Full training, support and supervision will be provided.

    Find out more by emailing hello@hope4lifeni.org.uk 

    MindWise

    MindWise works with and for people directly affected by mental health issues as well as their families, carers, employers and teachers.

    Some examples of the volunteer roles available include providing Digital Support, supporting Arts and Crafts activities, Walking Group Leaders and Fundraising.

    Find out more here

    Samaritans

    Every seven seconds, Samaritans respond to a call for help. No judgement. No pressure. Samaritans are there for anyone who needs someone.  Join the Listening Volunteer team at Samaritans NI to offer emotional support to callers.  You don’t need to have been through particular life experiences. Anyone who wants to help others, is tolerant and open-minded is welcome to apply.  High-quality training is included where you’ll learn valuable new skills, make new friendships, and be part of an amazing group of people.

    Find out more here

    Talk Campus

    Talk Campus is a global, 24/7 support platform for student mental health. They are looking for student volunteers for their Buddy Programme. It's an opportunity to connect anonymously with other students who are looking to support each other through the ups and downs of student life. There are no designated shifts - simply do in your own time, with flexible online training and certificates of training and service provided.

    Find out more here

    Verbal

    Verbal uses a shared reading model to start meaningful group conversations through short stories and characters from a wide range of literature. The aim is to talk about mental health and wellbeing and boost the emotional wellbeing of participants through story telling. Verbal has a variety of programmes that work with both children and adults across Northern Ireland.

    Find out more here

    PAPYRUS

    PAPYRUS are seeking passionate volunteers to join their efforts in raising awareness about youth suicide, the leading cause of death among individuals under 35 in the UK. Are you ready to make a positive impact in your community and contribute to their mission of eradicating the stigma surrounding suicide throughout Northern Ireland?

    Find out more here

     

  • Older People

    CLARE

    Volunteering with CLARE will change the life of someone over the age of 65 in North Belfast by reducing their loneliness and isolation. You will bring your passion, creativity and kindness to this role as you befriend, have a cup of tea with, do a bit of shopping for, do an activity with or take a service user out on a day trip. 

    Find out more here

    Crossroads Care NI

    Crossroads Care NI Charitable Group supports both the elderly and young carers in our communities.  Volunteers can support the elderly through domiciliary care and a befriending / telephone call service.  Young carers are supported by volunteers via monthly social outings.

    Find out more here

    Dementia NI

    Dementia NI are in need of Support Group Volunteers to be a welcoming and friendly helper and an extra pair of hands within their local Empowerment Group, while supporting members who live with dementia, to be comfortably involved in the group sessions. This volunteering opportunity would be on Friday mornings between 10.30am-12.30pm.

    Find out more here

  • Poverty

    Mary’s Meals

    Mary's Meals is a charity which provides 2.2 million of the world’s poorest children across 20 countries, with a daily school meal.  As a Community Volunteer you can contribute as an individual or become part of a new student group, helping to grow the movement by motivating and inspiring others on campus and in the local community to support Mary's Meals. 

    Find out more here

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)

    SVP is the largest and oldest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.  The Home Visitation role provides support, guidance, and friendship to those who request assistance from the Society.   The Vincent’s shops require assistance with general store duties and exceptional customer service.

    Find out more here

  • Recidivism / Prisons / Custody

    Independent Monitoring Board

    The Department of Justice is seeking to appoint volunteers to the Independent Monitoring Board (IMB) for Northern Ireland. The role of an IMB member is to monitor the treatment of prisoners and the conditions of their imprisonment.

    Find out more here

    NI Policing Board

    Independent Custody Visitors are volunteers from the community who monitor the welfare and treatment of people being held in police custody, and report back to the Northern Ireland Policing Board.

    Find out more here

    Quaker Service

    Quaker Service’s concern is that justice, fairness, and opportunity are not experienced equally by everyone in our community.  Quaker Connections require befrienders to support someone in prison on the journey to rehabilitation and reconnection with the community. 

    Find out more here
     

  • Retail

    Action Cancer

    Action Cancer are looking for retail team member volunteers for their furniture shops on Ormeau Road and Andersonstown Road, Belfast.  These are fantastic opportunities to support Action Cancer in your local community and raise funds for their services. An understanding of basic internet technology, including laptops, tablets and smartphones is desirable. They will provide full training on their instore systems.

    Ormeau Road
    Andersonstown Road

    British Heart Foundation

    Whether you want to learn new skills, keep busy or meet new people, British Heart Foundation have a range of roles available in their shops.  You could be a digital assistant, a department coordinator, volunteer behind the scenes or in a customer facing role.  Through volunteering in their shops, you would be helping to generate funding for research into all heart and circulatory diseases and the things that cause them.

    Find out more 

    Cancer Research UK

    The volunteering experience in Cancer Research UK Charity Shop on Botanic Avenue will always be a varied one! Volunteers will be involved in stock sorting and hanging, stock preparation, removing out of date items from the shop floor, helping to keep the shop clean, visual merchandising and customer service. 

    Find out more here

    Concern Worldwide

    Concern Worldwide have opportunities for bookshop volunteers in Holywood and Derry/Londonderry, and shop volunteers in their Ormeau and Antrim Road locations in Belfast.  The roles involve serving customers at the till, merchandising the stock and preparing books for sale. If you enjoy meeting people, show initiative & enthusiasm, and have an interest in books then this could be the role for you.  Full training will be provided.

    Find out more here

    Crossroads Care NI

    Crossroads Care NI Charitable Group supports both the elderly and young carers in our communities. Their charity shop in Bangor is also seeking retail volunteers.

    Find out more here

    Habitat ReStore

    Habitat ReStore is a low-cost DIY store, building sustainable communities, directly tackling poverty, and diverting tonnes of reusable material from landfill.  Located in various locations across NI, including Belfast (Crumlin Road).  Volunteering roles include sales, processing incoming donations, assisting deliveries/collections and operating the till. 

    Find out more here

    NI Hospice

    NI Hospice shops urgently need additional volunteers. You don't have to have any retail experience. As long as you have a helpful and caring manner and are punctual and reliable they would love to have you join their friendly team.  If you can spare even just a few hours in the week, please get in touch with them now. Tasks include customer service and helping process stock.

    Find out more here

    Oxfam Ireland

    Oxfam are a global movement of people who won't live with the injustice of poverty.

    Volunteering opportunities are available for students interested in sustainable fashion in several Belfast based charity shops.

    You can get involved 3-4 hours weekly as a weekend retail team member, visual merchandiser or as a social media volunteer. Training and support will be provided to help you to feel confident in the role. 

    Find out more here

    Quaker Service

    Quaker Service’s concern is that justice, fairness, and opportunity are not experienced equally by everyone in our community. Quaker Care is a charity shop looking for volunteers who are interested in gaining experience in retail, online retail, social media management, and marketing.

    Find out more here

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP)

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP) is the largest and oldest voluntary charitable organisation in Ireland.  The Vincent’s shops require assistance with general store duties and exceptional customer service.

    Find out more here

  • Sport

    Disability Sport NI

    Disability Sport NI are looking to recruit enthusiastic and energised volunteers to support with a range of programmes across NI.  Tasks will include welcoming participants and assisting with the set up and delivery of multi-sport and boccia club sessions.

    • Volunteer kit and training provided
    • Transport expenses reimbursed

    Find out more here

    Special Olympics Ireland

    Special Olympics Ireland are a sports organisation supporting people with an intellectual disability and they currently have over 8,000 athletes participating in 15 different sports. Volunteers are central to supporting the organisation and you could become involved by delivering health promotion programmes or health screening to the athletes.

    Find out more here

  • Volunteer Management

    Save The Children

    In over 100 countries, Save the Children support children to transform their lives.

    Their Volunteer Team Recruiters are vital to the successful operations of their charity shops, promoting volunteer opportunities, supporting applicants through the recruitment process and giving a warm welcome into the Save the Children team.

    Find out more here

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