Vespa World Days 2018
 
An Evening with Michael O'Neill
 
The great EBM Bake Off
 
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Volunteer With East Belfast Mission 
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 
 
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, alternatively you can contact us using the form below.  
 
See a list of our available roles below.  
If you have any questions click here to see our FAQs 
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 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. 
 
Meals on Wheels Driver/Runner 
Your role will require you to work alongside other refresh staff, volunteers and placements to help maintain a high level of customer service for our meals on wheels service. 
A full clean driving licence and enhanced AccessNI is required. 
 
Front of House Assistant at Refresh 
Your role will require you will help maintain a high level of customer service during scheduled shifts and planned events. 
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). 
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. 
 
• Nursery Assistant – volunteer as part of the childcare team to provide a stimulating and quality learning environment. Childcare qualifications are essential for this opportunity 
• Mini-bus driver - to drive the mini-bus and participate in activities 
• Administrative support – to assist with daily administrative activities in a childcare setting 
All volunteers in Bright Sparks are required to complete an Enhanced AccessNI check and confirmation of vetting through BHSCT 
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! 
 
Re-cycle project worker 
All posts would require a 4 hours per week commitment as a minimum - Monday to Friday. Volunteers should be friendly and helpful with good communication and basic numeracy skills. 
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. 
 
• Homework Club – meets on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for primary children P4 – P6. Volunteers are required to assist children with their homework followed by fun activities such as arts and craft, games and occasional outings. This opportunity is suited to those who have previous experience working with young people. Volunteers in this area are required to have an enhanced AccessNI check. 
• “Overs Group” - This group meets on a Thursday over lunch. Volunteers are required for help with cooking and serving meals. Conversation and befriending. 
 
• Kidzgap – Mums and tots. This meets on Wednesday mornings 10-12 noon. Volunteers are required to help with snacks, crafts, storytelling, music and supervision. 
• Care Community Counselling – need to have relevant qualification or be working towards one. 
• EBM Church – Volunteers are required to drive for Sunday Services or other mid-week events. Sunday School teachers (must have a Christian Faith) 
• Befriending – visiting an older person on a regular basis 
• Friday Fusion – meets on a Friday evening – Supervision and programme planning for Primary School Children at Youth Club. 
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: 
Belfast 
Clothes Shop, Newtownards Road 
Skainos Shop, Newtownards Road 
Connswater 
Park Centre 
Other 
Antrim 
Larne 
Newtownards 
Lisburn 
Opportunities in RESTORE include 
• Van Helper volunteer 
*For Van Drivers a driving practical test, a C1 licence and a basic AccessNI check are required. 
 
• Customer Service Professionals 
 
Duties will include Someone who can offer excellent customer service 
Counter duties - answering the phone 
Operate the till – paperwork 
Sell furniture 
Clean furniture as it arrives in the shop 
Price furniture under instruction 
Merchandising stock onto shop floor 
 
Volunteer to assist the fundraising office for fundraising events and opportunities. Helping to raise vital funds to support the various projects of East Belfast Mission. As a volunteer you will be gaining a wealth of experience in dealing with customers and fundraisers, communicating and working at events. 
 
 
Specific tasks and duties will depend on the fundraising opportunity. This may be assisting at a bag pack or collection, assisting at a specific event or taking on roles such as ticket collection, assisting with auctions or assisting with the running of an event. 
 
No specific skills needed, training or guidance will always be provided 

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What are the benefits of volunteering? (Quotations from active volunteers) 
 
Volunteering at RESTORE works for me on many levels – it indulges my interest in fashion whilst serving the local community. It also contributes to the ethical use of the earth’s resources. 
Wendy RESTORE Clothes Shop, Newtownards Road 
I am delighted to see satisfied customers as they inspect and purchase the quality second-hand goods we have for sale. 
Pamela RESTORE Clothes Shop, Newtownards Road 
 
What qualification do I need to volunteer? 
You do not need any qualifications to volunteer in East Belfast Mission as all training will be provided. 
 
Will I incur any costs? 
East Belfast Mission will cover all reasonable travel costs but this must be approved by your volunteer supervisor prior to the placement starting. Volunteers who spend a full day in their role, will be entitled to a free lunch in the REFRESH café. 
 
What is the Registration & Recruitment Process? 
Please click here for a detailed list on the Registration and Recruitment Process. 
 
How do I become a volunteer? 
You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator Lynsey for further information on 028 9045 8560 or email Lynsey.subasi@ebm.org.uk alternatively complete our Volunteer Registration form and once received, Lynsey will give you a call. 
 
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