Current Volunteer Opportunities
Below is a list of current opportunities to volunteer with FASA.
- Looking for a Bank of Fundraisers for charity bag packs, street collections and one off events - North Down, Ards and Belfast
- Youth Engagement Volunteer - Bangor
- Charity Shop Volunteer - Bangor
- Youth Intervention Volunteer
- Brief Intervention Volunteer
- Befriending Service
- Volunteer Service User Support
- Volunteer Counselling Role (Currently Recruiting)
How & Why?
Volunteering can have many benefits for the individual as well as making a positive impact on the community.
Volunteering can help build confidence and self esteem and help a person to feel motivated and fulfilled knowing that they are doing something purposeful and useful in society and making a real difference in the community. This can help individuals to learn to value themselves and have a sense of pride in their achievements.
Volunteering can be fun and can lead to new friendships/relationships and other activities and interests that you may share with other volunteers you meet.
Volunteers can help those with depression to move out of that depression into a more meaningful and purposeful life, it can be a reason for getting out of bed in the morning, meeting new people rather than staying in isolation at home, building routine and structure into an individual’s life
Volunteering enables a person to learn new skills, gain vital experience which can be invaluable for anyone and can particularly help when a person is unemployed. Volunteering can be added to a C.V. and also can be a topic of conversation when going for job interviews.
Since 1995, FASA has been supporting those with Substance, Drugs, Suicide and Self Harm issues. Volunteers today continue to be at the heart of the organisation by delivering our core service, working in our charity shops, raising vital funds, and raising awareness of what we do. Whatever role you choose to do, you’ll experience the rewarding feeling of being able to do something for someone else; contributing your existing skills, learning new ones and finding others you didn’t know you had. You will bring a new perspective and fresh ideas to a dedicated team to provide support for individuals and families most in need.
How to Apply
Register an interest in volunteering with FASA
Contacted by Volunteer Coordinator (Informal Chat)
Application form, access NI form & role description sent
Come in with forms & discuss the role with team leader and Volunteer Coordinator
Send away access NI form takes 4 to 5weeks
(If successful) Come in for first part of induction meet the team
Start Training (If requried for role)
Second part of the induction; begin volunteering role, monitoring form