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Volunteer fundraisers needed

We want to develop local initiatives to help raise awareness of our work and generate fundraising opportunities across Northern Ireland. Do you have 6 hours a year to help with collections or events in your area? Maybe you'd like to organise your own local event with our help and support?

This is a great opportunity to work within a team setting supporting VOYPIC's local community fundraising and regional annual events.

Download role specification here.

Download application form here.

Contact Geraldine on 028 9024 4888 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Volunteer mentors needed

A great opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a young person living in care. Become a volunteer mentor and see life through the eyes of a child in care. Interested? Dive right in and read THREE MENTORING MATCH STORIES published in our VOYPIC News Special Care Day Edition.

Tara and Aaron's story

Aaron is 12 and met Tara, his VOYPIC volunteer last year and they set 15 goals for their together.

A key goal for Aaron was to meet more people and make friends. He wanted to build his confidence and spend more time outside his house. Together Tara and Aaron set about helping him to become more independent and do things for himself. Of course, they both wanted to have fun on the mentoring project and to get involved in as many group opportunities as possible – all part of life for any young person.

Wrapping up their year together, Aaron was delighted to report he had met all of his 15 goals. Best bit for him? Having a scrapbook full of memories that he now looks back on with pride. No surprise then that he's a big fan of mentoring and Tara's pretty pleased with it too!

Become a volunteer mentor

We have young people living in care aged between 12 and 18 who are ready and waiting to be matched with a volunteer mentor. They're all set to work with a mentor on goals to help with school, education and achievements. Could that mentor be you? If you're over 18 with the time to meet a young person once a week, we'd like to hear from you.

We've been running our award winning mentoring project since 2007 so we know these relationships help children in care.

You'll receive extensive training and on completion gain an OCN Level 3 Mentoring Care Experienced Young People (A level equivalent). Throughout your mentoring relationship, you will receive support from your local mentoring staff.

To apply to become a volunteer mentor, please download the application form and return to us at 9-11 Botanic Avenue, Belfast, BT7 1JG. If you would like to talk to us about this opportunity, please contact us at 028 9024 4888.

Volunteer Mentor Application Form

Volunteer Mentor Role Description