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.

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

Area Group/Role Day Time Address Notes
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

 

Volunteering Role
Coleraine

Stroke activity Group

Volunteer Driver

Tuesday 9am – 1pm

Collect client and take to Sandel Centre, Knocklyn Road, Coleraine BT52 1WW

and home

Volunteering Role
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

Volunteering Role

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

Volunteering Role

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

 

Volunteering Role

Omagh

 

Stroke Activity Group Volunteers Tuesday 10am – 12 noon Methodist Church Hall, 17 James Street Omagh, County Tyrone, BT78 1QX Volunteering Role

Omagh

 

Young Stroke Group Volunteers Thursday 10am – 12noon Omagh Leisure Centre, Old Mountfield Rd, Omagh BT79 7EG Volunteering Role

Omagh

 

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