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Volunteering with East Belfast Mission 

Benefits of Volunteering 
Whether it is important to you to serve a community, advance a worthy cause or to develop as a person, volunteering offers many benefits in appreciation for the gift of your time and expertise. 
Volunteering at EBM can help you: 
Make important networking contacts and friendships 
Learn or develop new skills 
Teach your skills to others 
Gain work experience 
Build self-esteem and self-confidence 
Make a difference in someone’s life 
Make a difference to the community 
Think of reasons why you would like to volunteer: 
To learn new skills or build your experience 
To meet people 
To try something new 
To do something with your spare time 
To see a different way of life and new places 
To have a go at the type of work you might want to do as a full-time job 
To do more with your interests and hobbies 
To do something you’re good at 
If you would like to volunteer with us and learn new skills or if you would simply like to give your free time to a charity that needs your help, contact Lynsey for further information on 028 9045 8560 or email Lynsey.subasi@ebm.org.uk 

Registration and Recruitment Process 

If you would like to become a volunteer at EBM just click HERE to learn more about volunteer recruitment 

Volunteer Information 

Click HERE to download a few guidelines for Volunteers. If you join one of our teams you will be given a handbook to keep. 
You can download an application form HERE 
If you need help or wish to collect a form - just give us a call - 028 9045 8560 
Click any of the logos to visit the appropriate page for more information.  
Or click HERE for further information about volunteering 
General Volunteer roles at EBM 
This front of house facility manages the day to day communications and administration needs. Reception has several volunteers who answer the telephone, take messages and bookings, interface with the public, sort daily mail and support senior staff. Volunteers have always found reception a popular place and many have gained confidence and skills that have helped them get back into work. 
We have a number of areas in which we need volunteers...More 
Bright Sparks offers a ‘wraparound service’ for children up to the age of 12 years. Bright Sparks provides professional, structured, educational care within a learning stimulated environment to ensure children can reach their full potential. 
Volunteering Roles Available....More 
The Church, Community and Family Team at EBM is committed to working with and within the community to develop a network of support for those living in inner East Belfast. Our aim is to ensure that people of all ages in East Belfast have access to needed support and services. 
This department runs the following programmes...More 
Hosford House is a key scheme in the strategic plans of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive and contributes to Northern Ireland's social exclusion, homelessness and drug and alcohol strategies. 
We can provide temporary accommodation and support for individuals to get their own place. We also offer a Tenancy Support Service for people who need assistance in order to live independently or who are at risk of homelessness. 
Volunteering Roles Available....More 
Meals on Wheels 
We deliver hot nutritious meals each day to the housebound who would otherwise be without a substantial meal. This service has grown dramatically in recent years and has experienced demand from agencies involved in the care of the elderly and the disabled, and is a lifeline to the many elderly who live on their own. Our Meals on Wheels service is conducted by staff and volunteers who can sometimes be the only visitors an individual may have in the course of the week. 
Volunteers we require..More 
The Refurb project will accept donated furniture that can be refurbished or reupholstered before selling through the restore shops. Due to the project, furniture can now be stripped down, repainted, recovered and even made fire retardant before being sold through the restore shops. 
You could be part of the team who refurbish furniture and bicycles before selling them on through the restore shops. There are a variety of tasks involved in the stripping down of bikes – carrying out safety checks, replacing parts or if you are handy with sanding down furniture, stripping suites back to their base, recovering suites, painting or sanding wood items – whatever your skill is, we can use it! 
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Restore is EBM’s social economy project. Its aim is to sell goods and reinvest profits back into the community through the Mission’s programmes. In addition, restore allows us to provide employment, back to work schemes, student placement and volunteering opportunities. 
All our shops are open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are situated in the following locations:....More 
The Stepping Stone (LEMIS+) Employability Programme at EBM provides a Government and European Social Funded community based employability service, which aims to help unemployed individuals gain paid employment. 
The team of mentors provides one to one support to clients and includes help in preparing a CV, searching and applying for jobs, preparing for interviews and signposting to additional support as required. 
In addition to this there are free courses available in Childcare, Health and Social Care, Word Processing, Employability Skills and GOALS which is a two day motivational training workshop. 
Volunteering Roles Available....More 
The Turas Irish Language Project runs Irish language classes both daytime and evening and requires volunteers to assist with preparation of tea, coffee and light meals (set up and clearing). 
EBM has numerous volunteering opportunities in all projects and in specific locations to make the best use of your talents and to ensure you have a rewarding experience. Remember you choose what you would like to do, care about and are interested in. We look forward to welcoming you. 
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