Volunteering

Donate to VOYPIC

How can I help?

All donations we receive will make a difference in our work with children and young people living in foster care or residential care by improving their self esteem and life chances through regional group activities and programmes.

Donate

There a number of ways in which you can donate to VOYPIC:

One off Donation
Visit Virgin Money Giving page and select ‘Make a Donation’ on the homepage. Follow the step by step guide and don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box. If you have any queries contact Karen Stirling at our Belfast office on 028 9024 4888.

Monthly Donation
Visit Virgin Money Giving page and select ‘Monthly Donation’ on the homepage. Follow the step by step guide and don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box. If you have any queries contact Karen Stirling at our Belfast office on 028 9024 4888.

Leave a legacy

You can do something really special simply by remembering us when writing your will. No matter how big or small your gift is, you will be doing something amazing by making a lasting difference. Your solicitor can advise on what best suits your circumstances if you wish to make a gift to our charity when making or amending your will.

3 steps to making a Will:

  • Find a solicitor
  • Write your will
  • Make a donation

 

3 types of gifts:

  • Residuary – leave a share of your estate, which will be the most valuable gift to us
  • Pecuniary – leave a fixed amount of money
  • Specific – leave a particular item


Payroll Giving

It is a flexible scheme which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give regularly and on a tax free basis to VOYPIC. Payroll giving donations are deducted before tax so each £1.00 you give will only cost you 80p, and if you’re a higher rate tax payer it will only cost you 60p. For example a donation of £5.00 per month costs the basic rate tax payer £4.

How do I join?

  • Follow the link 
  • Complete the online form
  • Submit

 

Once the form has been processed, Payroll Giving in Action will forward a copy to your employer who will then arrange for your donation to be deducted from your next available salary. VOYPIC will receive your donation on a regular basis at no cost to the charity.

We are a registered charity. We raise money through legacies, organising fundraising events, grants and regular donations. We depend on the financial support of donors and on the contribution of time and skills of volunteers. There are a wide variety of ways in which you can help us.
 

VOYPIC work across Northern Ireland, based in four offices. Our offices are located in Ballymena, Belfast, Londonderry and Lurgan.

Ballymena

Voice of Young People In Care
1st Floor, 6 Garfield Place
Ballymena
BT43 6EH

Tel: 028 2563 2641
Fax: 028 2565 5934

Derry/Londonderry

Voice of Young People In Care
9 Queen Street
Londonderry
BT48 7EG

Tel: 028 7137 8980
Fax: 028 7137 7938

Belfast

Voice of Young People In Care
9-11 Botanic Avenue
Belfast
BT7 1JG

Tel: 028 9024 4888
Fax:028 9024 0679

Lurgan

Voice of Young People In Care
Flat 12, Mount Zion House
Edward Street
Lurgan
BT66 6DB

Tel: 028 3831 3380
Fax: 028 3832 4689

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Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) challenged Northern Ireland’s policy makers to consider the real impact of their decisions on young people leaving care at Care Leavers’ Question Time on 26 October. Two panels of local decision makers and commentators were quizzed by an audience of young people who had prepared and asked their own questions.

The event was a great success giving young people the chance to speak directly to decision makers as well as raising awareness of the challenges faced by care leavers who are a uniquely vulnerable group in society. Vivian McConvey, Chief Executive of VOYPIC, said “VOYPIC’s aim was to get the point across to policy makers that many of the systemic problems which hold care leavers back from full participation in society come from a lack of joined up policy thinking.

Not every solution requires new resources - some problems can be solved by better planning and cooperation.” One panel member took the opportunity to organise a follow up. Basil McCrea, MLA, has arranged to meet a group of young people in Stormont in January to discuss their concerns.

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