Jump IN is an all-encompassing programme, which supports you in every stage of your volunteering journey. Whether you are a seasoned volunteer, or looking for your first role, Jump IN is there for you.
From volunteering fairs for those just starting out or looking for something new to training sessions and expert Q&As for those more experienced in volunteering, we ensure you can build the networks, skills and confidence you need to progress in your voluntary role and enhance your employability skills.
We provide sessions around leadership, volunteer management, fundraising, influencing, communication, conflict resolution and much, much more.
Alternatively, if you have got a charitable or voluntary idea of your own, we can provide you with the guidance you need to set up and structure your project for maximum impact. We can also introduce you to key contacts that can help your project succeed.
Registration open throughout the academic year.
Sign up so you hear first when training sessions, volunteering fairs, and webinars are announced!
Sighted Guiding Training with Guide Dogs Northern Ireland **fully booked**Guide Dogs aim to increase the number of people who are trained in sighted guiding across the UK, to help create a more inclusive society for people with vision impairment.Sighted guiding is a useful life skill and helps Guide Dogs to transform public spaces in the UK, so that they are welcoming for people with vision impairments.
You will also have an opportunity to explore the volunteering opportunities available at Guide Dogs NI.
Wednesday 8 March, 1-4pm.Register here.
Supporting the Wellbeing of Volunteers
Join Volunteer Now (the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland) for this session supporting volunteer managers and volunteers to manage their mental health and overall sense of wellbeing.
The session includes:
- an overview of mental health
- reflection on how Covid & lockdowns impacted on mental health and volunteering
- exploration of self care in times of stress.
- an introduction to the Wellness Action Plan (from the Charity Mind) and how to use these to ensure volunteers receive the right support to protect their mental wellbeing as they’re volunteering
This workshop is open to volunteer managers/supervisors and volunteers (QUB students and staff).
Wednesday 15 March, 1.30-3pm
Volunteering information stalls in Students' Union Foyer at One Elmwood **No need to register, just call over for a chat!**
World Kidney Day is a global campaign aimed at raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys. Globally, there are more than 850 million people affected by chronic kidney disease. We need to do our part to raise awareness of this disease and the need to keep our kidneys healthy. The World Kidney Day campaign year-on-year has also supported the need for organ donors - transplantation is the best treatment for people living with advanced kidney disease. With the support of campaigns like World Kidney Day, we can encourage people to register as organ donors and tell their loved ones about their decisions.
Thursday 9 March, 11am-3pm
Praxis Care are committed to helping those at risk of exclusion because of complexity of need. Their approach is to help the person enhance their self-management skills, learn more effective ways of communication and manage the situation safely when behaviours do occur.
Wednesday 15 March, 11am-2pm