Volunteering in Northern Ireland

Volunteering offers us all a chance to be valued in our local community. It provides an opportunity to learn new skills, make new friends and have fun, and sometimes it can also lead to paid employment.

Mencap in Northern Ireland wants to involve volunteers in a variety of roles within Mencap and with our local groups and also with our volunteering partners who want to involve people with a learning disability in their activities.

We have a number of roles available, and a diverse range of opportunities to take part in. This could be supporting people with a learning disability in a leisure setting or on committees, volunteering with a self-advocacy group, research projects, fundraising or taking part in one of Mencap's campaigns.

Many of these roles can be adapted to suit an individual volunteer's skills and needs - and if there isn't currently a role suitable for you, we will do our best to develop something new.

For further information about volunteering with Mencap, please contact:

The Mencap volunteering team
Telephone: 0845 123 3000
Email: volunteering@mencap.org.uk

Celebrating 2011 - volunteer awards

Mencap Northern Ireland supporters received awards in recognition of the significant contribution they have made to people with a learning disability. The award ceremony was held at the University of Warwick on 15 October 2011.

Millennium Volunteers Programme

The Millennium Volunteers Programme is an initiative designed to recognise volunteering among young people aged 16 to 24 in Northern Ireland.