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!
The NI Executive has announced new, tighter restrictions which will be in place until at least 1st April 2021.
The message from the government is clear that we should all stay at home where possible, except for essential purposes such as education, healthcare needs, to care for others, or outdoor exercise.
The previous allowance for groups to meet has been removed, which means that all face-to-face volunteering activities on campus have been suspended until further notice.
If you have any questions about Handy Helpers and the new restrictions, please feel free to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
The latest government restrictions strongly reiterate the stay at home guidance and the previous allowance for groups to meet has been removed.
Registration for the Handy Helpers initiative is temporarily paused until restrictions on group activities have been eased.