Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke
Volunteering

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.

Why Volunteer

Ten reasons to volunteer:
  1. Volunteering connects you to others and reduces isolation
  2. Volunteering strengthens communities 
  3. You can give something back to a charity that has helped you or a loved one
  4. You can make a difference to someone else’s life
  5. It can help reduce your heart rate and blood pressure
  6. It can help combat depression
  7. Volunteering adds to your CV
  8. You can learn new skills and add to your experience
  9. If you are between 14 and 25 years old, you can gain a Millennium Award
  10. 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.

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

Location Day/Time Type of Opportunity More Information
Armagh

Tuesday

10.30am – 12noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Ballymena

Thursday

10.00am – 12.00noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Belfast

Fortnightly (1st & 3rd Friday of each month)

12noon – 1.30pm

 

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Belfast (North)

Thursday

10.30am – 12.30pm

Group volunteers

Volunteering Role
Belfast (South)

Friday

10.30am

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Cookstown

Thursday

10.00am – 12.00noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Craigavon/ Banbridge

Tuesday

10am -12noon

Approx. 9.30am and 2.30pm

Group volunteers

Bus Escorts

Volunteering Role

Volunteering Role (Bus Escort)

Downpatrick

Wednesday

10am – 12 noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Enniskillen

Wednesday

10.30am – 12noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Fermanagh

Thursday

11am – 12noon

 

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Foyle

Thursday

10.00am – 12.00noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Newtownards/Bangor

Tuesday

10.30am – 12.30pm

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
North Down & Ards

Thursday

11am – 1pm

Group volunteers Volunteering Role
Omagh

Tuesday

10am – 12noon

Thursday

10.00am – 12.00noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role

Mid Ulster – Moneymore

(Starts 9th January 2020)

 

Thursday

10.30am – 12.30pm

Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme Group volunteers

Antrim

High Street Presbyterian Church Hall

 

All Saints Parish Hall

Wednesday 10.30-

12.30pm

 

2nd Wednesday in month

11am-12.30

Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme Group volunteers

 

Respiratory Group volunteers

Volunteering Role

 

 

Ballymena

 

Thursday

10am-12 noon

Group volunteers Volunteering Role

Limavady

 

Tuesday

1.30pm-3.30pm

Group volunteers
Derry/ Londonderry

Thursday 10am-12pm

 

Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm

 

Wednesday Aprox 8.30am-1.30pm

Stroke Activity Group

 

Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme (PREP)

 

Route to be agreed by driver, to Templemore Sports Centre.

Volunteering Role

 

Volunteering Role

 

Volunteering Role

Coleraine

 

 

10am – 12noon

Group Volunteers
Omagh

Thursday 10am-12 noon

Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm

Young Stroke Group volunteers

Post Rehabilitation Exercise Programme Group volunteers

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 volunteering@nichs.org.uk  or phone Anne Norrie, Head of Volunteering on her direct line 028 9026 6707.