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Summer Volunteering 2012 | Belfast

Volunteer Profile

Megan McBride

What inspired you

I started volunteering

with Rainbow Factory

Performing Arts because

I wanted to

show young people in

a more positive light,

and Project Zambia let

me make a difference

to school children overseas.

What skills did you develop

I learnt to be more patient and to stay

with something once you’ve started. I

also got great professional skills and

got to put my passion into action!

What do you enjoy most

Seeing the smiles on people’s faces

and the hope that you volunteering can

bring to them.

Why should others volunteer

It really opens your eyes and changes

your outlook on things. I had lots of fun

and got some great experience too!

Did you know that


Will help make your CV, job and

UCAS application stand out

Lets you meet new people with

your interests

Is a good way to give something

back to your community

Is fun!

Boost your job prospects!

Volunteering is one of the best ways to

make your CV stand out and get that

dream job. You can gain new skills,

training, great experience and confidence

in an area where you would like

to work; all while giving something

back to your community, having fun

and meeting new people!

Employers also value volunteering,

with 51% of recent graduates saying

volunteering helped get them a job.

For more information visit

These are just some of the opportunities for you to get involved

in NI and overseas - follow the links to get all the info and visit for 3,000 more opportunities!

Health Promotion Volunteer

Ulster Cancer Foundation

We need volunteers to attend

events & provide health advice to

the general public. Working as part

of a team, you will provide vital

information to people in various

venues to help them reduce their

risk of cancer & improve their health.

Full training & support will be


Various Opportunities


We are an architecture centre based

in Belfast. Our mission is to

positively influence the creating

& sustaining of excellent places &

buildings, making Northern Ireland

an environment of exceptional

quality for all. We run exhibitions,

talks, tours & community


Face Painter


Engage, inspire & enthuse children

about nature. Helping at events

conveying our message to a wide

audience. You will have experience

in face painting, a desire to help, an

enthusiasm for wildlife and conservation,

but most important of all,

you'll need a friendly demeanour and

a ready smile.

Parkrun Volunteer

North Belfast Harriers

Parkrun is a series of free weekly

5K runs held at 9.30am every

Saturday. The events are suitable to

all abilities & runners can run, walk

or jog as they please. We need help

to set up, time & register runners at

our existing three Belfast events &

new planned events throughout the


Steps Around the World

A Guide to Short Term International Volunteering

Are you interested in travelling, seeing the world, broadening

your horizons, meeting new people, gaining new personal

experiences and enhancing your work experience

Sounds good - but have no idea where to begin

Then download Steps Around the World, a new guide from

Volunteer Now that aims to give you an idea of the opportunities

that are available for short-term volunteering outside

of NI. Download at:

Scan the QR code with your smart phone to go straight

to our website for the latest info and opportunities!

First Aid Volunteer

First Response NI

We are there for anyone needing

immediate pre-hospital medical care

at events. Potential Volunteers will

need to hold a valid HSE First Aid At

Work certificate as a minimum

requirement. We also welcome

applications if you wish to help with

support roles within First Response


Set Up Your Own Project,

Campaign or Event


We inspire & support young people

across the UK aged 13-25 to set up

& deliver their own community

projects, campaigns & events around

the issues that matter to them. You’ll

receive support & advice from our

Helpdesk to help you turn your idea

into reality.

Media Ambassador

Guide Dogs

We are looking for a volunteer media

ambassador to draft press releases,

assist with recruitment, liaise with

local press, signpost enquiries,

research media outlets for promotion

& promote local fundraising activities

alongside volunteer recruitment. It’s

a great opportunity to work with

local media.

Summer Scheme Volunteer

Belfast City Council

Schemes will run across Belfast for

up to 5 weeks & cater for 4-16 year

olds offering a range of fun &

interesting in-centre activities and

trips. If you’re Interested in gaining

experience or developing your

skills Here's your chance!

You must be 18 years old

or over.

Overseas Volunteer

WEast Chernobyl

WEast Chernobyl are an

international humanitarian aid

organisation working in Belarus to

improve the lives of the people in

that region. WEast Chernobyl are

looking for individuals aged 18+ with

a variety of general skills & talents

to join the 2012 trip

to Belarus.

International Volunteer

European Voluntary Service

Bryson House

Opportunities are available in a wide

range of roles across Europe. All

costs are covered & you will receive

training & support before, during and

after the placement Open to 18-30

year olds and placements are up to

12 months.

What employers say about volunteering...

Volunteering can open up many

doors for not only our youth but

for all age groups whilst growing

experience, nurturing skills, encouraging

working relationships

with our peers and moreover,

experiencing the skills involved

in the sharing of work-based

knowledge and involvement in

communities of practice.

Belfast Media Group

Skills and aptitudes gained from

involvement and experience in the

broader learning environment often

prove vital in enabling students

to successfully complete the transition

into higher education. Millennium

Volunteers incorporates

many of these important elements

and has the potential to empower

students to put their learning,

through volunteering, to best use

in the real world of higher education.

University of Ulster

Stay in touch!

Search 1000s of opportunities across

NI and overseas at

Or scan the QR code with

your smart phone to go

straight to our website for the

latest info and opportunities!

If you need help finding an opportunity

or more Millennium Volunteers info


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Volunteer Now delivers services across Northern Ireland. We have offices in Belfast, Broughshane, Enniskillen

and Newry. Registered Office: Volunteer Now, 129 Ormeau Road, Belfast BT7 1SH. A Charity (Inland Revenue)

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