The people we support want the same things as everyone else – involvement, respect and the opportunity to live life as fully as possible. Our volunteers help them do that by supporting them in taking part in a wide range of activities in their own community.
If you prefer to work behind the scenes in roles like administration, marketing, fundraising, or driving, you can still make a big difference to the lives of the people we support and we would be delighted to hear from you, too.
If you’ve got a skill and the commitment to volunteer, talk to us!
We also have opportunities for interns and placement students.
Who volunteers for Positive Futures?
People aged 16+ can volunteer to support children and young people. People aged 18+ can volunteer to support both children and adults. If you are caring, friendly, responsible and have patience and understanding with a positive outlook then this is for you. Your background doesn’t matter, although we will need references and we will need to carry out an enhanced Access NI check for most volunteer roles (at no cost to you as a volunteer).
How much time is involved?
We know that volunteers are busy, so we work together and agree what works for everyone.
What’s in it for volunteers?
•Meet new people
•Have the opportunity to train and learn new skills
•Gain experience and develop their confidence
•Enhance their CVs
•Discover hidden talents
•Share their skills or experience
•Make a big difference to someone’s life
•Are valued and have their contribution recognised
“Positive Futures was fantastic. It was my first real experience of volunteering and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I enjoyed myself and it was so rewarding to give some of the kids a chance to fulfil some of the dreams they could not achieve without my support.” Jennifer
“It’s a wonderful feeling knowing you are making a difference in someone’s life. When you see a smile that lights up a room you know you are doing something worthwhile.” Andrea
If you are interested in volunteering with Positive Futures, please fill in this form and someone will be in touch with you to discuss available options.
If you want to find out more about volunteering, you can contact Ruth Mormecha, our Volunteer Coordinator, on 028 9260 6740.
Download our Volunteering Leaflet
Listen to Ruth talking about the value of volunteering.