Be part of an amazing Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke volunteering team and help us to help others.
Giving your time through volunteering will make a profound difference to other people’s lives, whether you are working with them directly or supporting us through admin or fundraising.
Ten reasons to volunteer:
- Volunteering connects you to others and reduces isolation
- Volunteering strengthens communities
- You can give something back to a charity that has helped you or a loved one
- You can make a difference to someone else’s life
- It can help reduce your heart rate and blood pressure
- It can help combat depression
- Volunteering adds to your CV
- You can learn new skills and add to your experience
- If you are between 14 and 25 years old, you can gain a Millennium Award
- You will be helping us provide our services to the local community
What Opportunities Do We Have?
Volunteer at our Support Groups– our community based support groups are for people who are living with chest, heart or stroke conditions or their carers.
Volunteer at our Fundraising Events– fundraising volunteers are required to help either regularly, occasionally or ‘one off’ depending on the need. Names are added to a database and volunteers are contacted with various asks and can choose the opportunity that suits their location and availability.
Volunteer this Christmas– Our annual Christmas street collections are fast-approaching, and we are looking for as many friendly and enthusiastic volunteers as possible to take to the streets and help us raise vital funds to support our Christmas ‘Heart Strong’ appeal this year.
Become a Community Ambassador– this role would require you to attend cheque presentations on behalf of NICHS and give a thank you speech if required. Ambassadors must be willing to take or have their picture taken with the large NICHS cheques and those who have raised the money.
Become a Community Networking Volunteer– tell people in your local community about us and the work we do and direct people to our website and social media pages.
Current Volunteering Opportunities
|Antrim||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme volunteers||Wednesday||10.30am – 12.30pm||High Street Presbyterian Church Hall – Steeple Road, Antrim, BT41 1DN||Volunteering Role|
|Antrim||Respiratory Group volunteers||2nd Wednesday in month||11am – 12.30pm||All Saints Parish Hall, Railway Street, Antrim, BT41 4AE||Volunteering Role|
|Armagh||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Tuesday||Tuesday 10.30am – 12noon||Cathedral Road Complex, 20, Cathedral Road, Armagh BT61 7QX||Volunteering Role|
|Ballymena||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Thursday||10.00am – 12.00noon||Tullygarley Community Centre, Old Tullygarley Road, Ballymena BT42 2JD||Volunteering Role|
|Belfast South & East||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Friday||10.30am – 13.30pm||Belvoir Activity Centre, 100, Belvoir Drive, Belfast BT8 7DT||Volunteering Role|
|Belfast South & East||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme volunteers||Tuesday||11am – 1pm||St. Brides Church Hall, Derryvolgie Ave. Malone Road BT9 6FP||Volunteering Role|
|Belfast North & West||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) Volunteers||Thursday||10.30am – 12.30pm||Sacred Heart Church, 1B Glenview St. Belfast BT14 7DP||Volunteering Role|
|Belfast||Young Stroke Group Volunteers Fortnightly (1st & 3rd Frid.)||Friday||11am – 1.30pm||St. Brides Church Hall, Derryvolgie Ave. Malone Road BT9 6FP||Volunteering Role|
|Carrickfergus||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Tuesday||10.30am – 12.30pm||Ampitheatre, Carrick Leisure Centre, Prince William Way, Carrickfergus, BT38 7HP||Volunteering Role|
|Coleraine||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) Volunteers||Tuesday||10am – 12noon||
Sandel Centre, Knocklyn Road, Coleraine BT52 1WW
Stroke activity Group
|Tuesday||9am – 1pm||
Collect client and take to Sandel Centre, Knocklyn Road, Coleraine BT52 1WW
|Cookstown||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Thursday||10.00am – 12.00noon||Leisure Centre, Fountain Road, Cookstown, BT80 8PG||Volunteering Role|
|Craigavon/ Banbridge||Young stroke group Bus Escorts||Tuesday||Approx. 10am – 2pm||Lawrencetown Community Centre, Drumnascamph Road, Lawrencetown, Craigavon BT63 6DU||Volunteering Role|
|Craigavon/ Banbridge||Stroke Activity Group Volunteer Driver||Friday||Approx. 9.30am – 2.30pm||Lawrencetown Community Centre, Drumnascamph Road, Lawrencetown, Craigavon BT63 6DU||
Driver route to be agreed with the driver and the areas requiring pick – ups from are within C’avon/ P’down/ B’bridge area
|Derry/ L’derry||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Thursday||10.00am – 12.00noon||Lavery Fold, Common Room, Asylum Road, Londonderry/Derry, BT48 7DL||Volunteering Role|
|Derry/ L’derry||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) Volunteers||Wednesday||10.30am – 12.30pm||L’Derry: Templemore Sports Complex, Buncrana Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7QL||Volunteering Role|
|Derry/ L’derry||Volunteer Driver||Wednesday||Approx. 8.30am – 1.30pm||L’Derry: Templemore Sports Complex, Buncrana Road, Derry/Londonderry, BT48 7QL||
Driver Route to be agreed with the driver and the areas requiring pickups from are Sion Mills, Magilligan, Limavady, Strabane and L’derry/ Derry
|Downpatrick||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Wednesday||10am – 12 noon||Quoile Fold, Market St. BT30 6TS||Volunteering Role|
|Enniskillen||Stroke Activity Group||Wednesday||10.30am – 12noon||Westend Community Centre, 53, Rossorry, Church Road, Enniskillen, BT74 7FA||Volunteering Role|
|Fermanagh||Young Stroke & Respiratory Gym Group||Thursday||11am – 12noon||Lakeland Forum, Broadmeadow, Enniskillen BT74 7EF||Volunteering Role|
|Limavady||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Tuesday||1.30pm – 3.30pm||Limavady Arts & Cultural Centre, Main St. L’vady BT40 0FJ||Volunteering Role|
|Lisburn||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) Volunteers||Wednesday||10.30am – 12.30pm||Trinity Community Church Hall, Ballymacoss Av. Lisburn, BT28 2GX||Volunteering Role|
|Mid Ulster (Moneymore)||Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) Volunteers||Thursday||10.30am -12.30pm||Moneymore Recreation Centre, 4, Moneyhaw Rd. Moneymore BT45 7XJ||Volunteering Role|
|Newtownards / Bangor||Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Tuesday||10.30am – 12.30pm||Thriving life Church, 18a Crawfordsburn Rd. Newtownards BT23 4EA||Volunteering Role|
|North Down & Ards||Young Stroke Group||Thursday||11am – 1pm||
St Mark’s Church Parish Centre, Church Street, Newtownards BT23 4AN
|Stroke Activity Group Volunteers||Tuesday||10am – 12 noon||Methodist Church Hall, 17 James Street Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 1QX||Volunteering Role|
|Young Stroke Group Volunteers||Thursday||10am – 12noon||Omagh Leisure Centre, Old Mountfield Rd, Omagh BT79 7EG||Volunteering Role|
|Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP) Volunteers||Friday||10.30am – 12.30pm||Omagh Youth Centre, Mountfield Road, Omagh BT79 7EG||Volunteering Role|
If you are interested, require more information or a chat about volunteering then please send an email with details of the role/s you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Anne Norrie, Head of Volunteering on her direct line 028 9026 6707.