After School Project (referral project)
The After School Project runs on weekday afternoons throughout the school term times in eight community areas throughout Belfast.
There are no specific skills needed to become a volunteer - training will be provided. You may even get accreditation for your time in the form of a recognised qualification!
The Project works in co-operation with parents and local primary schools and the children attend of their own choice.
Volunteers can help with the Project from as little as one afternoon per week (during termtime).
Volunteers are needed in each of the following Belfast areas: Andersonstown, Donegall Pass, Ligoniel, Markets, North Queen Street, Shankill, Ravenhill, Whiterock.
Listening Service (student-run project)
Volunteers are expected to set aside one night (8pm - 8am) every three weeks of their time at their office in Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast (beside Queen's Students' Union).
Glen Forest Park (referral project)
The park is located at 163 Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry, Belfast, BT17 0HW, which is one mile northwest of Dunmurry Village, just 15 minutes from Belfast City Centre, and convenient to the M1.
Hestia (referral project)
The Association provides opportunities
for volunteers to get involved in nights out, new parents weeken, the corrymeela
holiday, share centre holiday, personal development weekends, duke of edinburgh
award scheme and befriending activities.
Volunteers would gain a great insight into
courts and the legal system and meet lots of new people. The basic requirements
are that you are a good communicator and have at least one day per fortnight
free to help.
The sort of volunteering opportunities
that they have include supporting awareness campaigns and fundraising events.
Through wide-ranging opportunities, you could expect to gain a variety
of skills in areas such as: event management, campaign design and management,
marketing, fundraising, health promotion, etc.
RNIB wants a world where people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, responsibilities, opportunities and quality of life as people who are sighted. We challenge blindness by empowering people who are blind or partially sighted, removing the barriers they face and helping to prevent blindness. Five thousand volunteers already help us in this vital work - will you?
There are a number of opportunities available at the Institute...
(1) The institute, based at, 40 Linenhall Street, Belfast, is looking for assistants for Family Weekends to accompany families with blind or visually impaired children on activity weekends at regional venues.
(2) The Institute also needs individuals to assist the resource centre in catering for the needs of groups of visually impaired people. This would require patience and the ability to demonstrate products. Product training would be provided. Groups come by appointment once or twice a month.
(3) Visually impaired children and their siblings attend a Summer Play Scheme, which usually runs for one week in July. Some of the children would have more than one disability. Volunteers are needed to supplement staff in providing stimulating activity and play for the group. Apply early, subject to police checks.
In 1997 Student Community Action went out of action owing to lack of participation. Since Christmas 2000 we have been actively looking for enthusiastic individuals to help us rebuild SCA into something useful for the Queen's student movement, and of pride to the student body.
If you want to get involved in the administration
and/or develop of SCA then please get in touch!
This organisation basically aims to enable the disabled through a variety of projects.
They are currently looking for architecture and design students who could design disabled-friendly stuff! There's more info about this on request!
They're also looking for someone with a
bit of IT experience who could donate perhaps a couple of hours each month
to overseeing the development of their computer equiptment.
Well believe it or not, the Students' Union
does need students to volunteer their precious time in order to make it
work! The Student Representative Council is set to be elected this semester,
so if you're interested then get a nomination form from the 2nd floor reception
of the Students' Union and make sure that Queen's has a Council that actually
has something worthwhile to contribute to student life!
Belfast Rape Crisis Centre desperately
needs volunteers to fundraise for them! This is a very worthwhile cause
and any help would be appreciated, so get in touch as soon as possible!
This is a SCA run project, which gets about 50 senior citizens from around South Belfast into the Students' Union for some drinks, some chat, and oh my god - some crazy crazy dancing!
We aim to run this program each year after
Halloween and Easter, so if you want to get involved at either of those
events then get in touch soon.