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Jump IN

Jump IN is an all-encompassing programme, which supports you in every stage of your volunteering journey. Whether you are a seasoned volunteer, or looking for your first role, Jump IN is there for you.

From volunteering fairs for those just starting out or looking for something new to training sessions and expert Q&As for those more experienced in volunteering, we ensure you can build the networks, skills and confidence you need to progress in your voluntary role and enhance your employability skills.

We provide sessions around leadership, volunteer management, fundraising, influencing, communication, conflict resolution and much, much more.

Alternatively, if you have got a charitable or voluntary idea of your own, we can provide you with the guidance you need to set up and structure your project for maximum impact. We can also introduce you to key contacts that can help your project succeed.

Registration open throughout the academic year.

Sign up so you hear first when training sessions, volunteering fairs, and webinars are announced!

Register here.


    Workshop: Persuasive Communication, Effective Pitching & Resilience

    Are you an activist, campaigner, student rep or starting/running your own business? Your role may require you to deal with difficult conversations, provide/receive negative feedback, pitch and influence others.  This workshop will empower you with skills in:

    • persuasive communication
    • effective pitching
    • resilience in the face of challenges

    When: Wed 21 Feb, 1.30-4.30pm 
    Where: Blue Sky Room, Students' Union

    Register Here


    Taster Session: Habitat ReStore Belfast

    Habitat ReStore provides access to low-cost home improvement materials, employability training for people of all abilities and diverts tons of material from landfill. 
    After a brief introduction to Habitat and the work of ReStore; you will be tackling jobs such as painting, basic DIY; merchandising; moving stock and much more! 
    This is a great opportunity to experience ReStore's impact first hand and chat to Habitat staff and volunteers.

    When: Thurs 22 Feb, 1-3pm 
    Where: Habitat ReStore Belfast, Unit 4 Hillview Retail Park, Crumlin Road, Belfast, BT14 7DU

    Register Here


    Info Stall: Mencap

    Valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.  Their vision is for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

    When: Wed 28 Feb, 12noon-3pm
    Foyer, Students' Union


    Workshop: Co-Production

    'In practice, co-production involves people who use services being consulted, included and working together from the start to the end of any project that affects them. When co-production works best, people who use services and carers are valued by organisations as equal partners, can share power and have influence over decisions made'.

    In this Co-Production Workshop, VOYPIC will discuss the values of co-production, look at and practise the skills required, and share their good examples of co-production.

    Lunch provided!

    When: Wed 28 Feb, 1.30-3.30pm 
    Where: Anne Maguire Room, Students' Union

    Register Here


    Workshop: SVP - What We Do & How You Can Help

    This is a short introductory talk to the work of Saint Vincent de Paul (SVP).

    SVP is the largest voluntary organization in Ireland with over 11,000 members. They provide a wide range of services to vulnerable people in the local community through our local offices, shops, resource centres, housing, day care and holiday schemes - amongst other things. If you would like to volunteer with them or if you are simply interested in social justice, come along to hear more.

    Lunch provided!

    When: Thurs 29 Feb, 1.30-3pm 
    Where: Drawing Room, Students' Union

    Register Here


    Taster Session: Quaker Care

    A taster of charity shop volunteering - More info coming soon!

    When: Thurs 7 Mar
    Where: Quaker Care, 541 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7GQ


    Workshop: Positive Thinking

    As students are approaching exam/assessment period, this ‘Positive Thinking’ workshop, will cover topics like understanding negative thinking patterns and how to tackle them, managing automatic negative thoughts, rationalising black and white thinking, and promoting positive thinking strategies.

    When: Wed 13 Mar
    Where: Blue Sky Room, Students' Union

    Register Here