Do you want to do good for your local community, develop your skills and make new friends, but you haven’t got the time to make a regular commitment?
Handy helpers is a unique initiative which enables you to take part in a wide range of one-off volunteering opportunities in the local community. You can pick and choose what activities you want to participate in based on your interests and availability.
From community gardening to decorating animal shelters and event logistics, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in various settings while actively contributing to the local community.
There’s no long-term commitment, just get involved in the activities that suit you. As an added feel good factor, you’ll get access to relevant training and a loyalty card that gives you even more rewards for changing the world around you!
Alleyway Painting Workshop
Thursday 24 September, 1-3pm
In the past, Handy Helpers volunteers have teamed up with local residents to help transform alleyways around the Holyland and Lower Ormeau areas. This year, we're hoping to transform another gated alleyway into a beautiful green space that can be enjoyed by students and local residents alike! Join us for this session when we'll be giving an alleyway off Rugby road a lick of paint to brighten up the space.
Alleyway Planting Workshop
Thursday 1st October, 1-3pm
Having access to a green space is incredibly important for our physical and mental well-being. During the second part of our Fresher's alleyway regeneration project, which aims to transform this little corner of South Belfast into a community green space, we'll be filling planters with lots of bulbs, wildflower seeds and bedding plants that can be enjoyed by students and residents for years to come!
- Ability to apply for Queen’s Degree Plus Award (Route A).
- Ability to use your volunteering hours towards a Millennium Volunteers Award/Prestige Award.
- Handy Helpers ‘Loyalty Card’ bringing you exclusive Volunteer SU rewards when you participate in 3, 5 and 10 activities.
- Try out new activities and get a taste of volunteering in different organisations without committing long-term.
- Make new friends, gain new skills and have fun while actively supporting the local community.
- Access to relevant training, including First Aid, Environmental and Waste Awareness, Cultural Sensitivity and Mental Health Awareness.
The programme is open to all registered Queen's University students, both Undergraduate and Postgraduate, including those on placement year. We welcome students from all backgrounds and with any access requirements.
No previous volunteering experience or long-term commitment is needed, just a willingness to get involved.