Our volunteer team is at the heart of our service.  We have around 25 volunteers from rural areas across Northern Ireland who give generously of their time, knowledge, expertise and experience.

Volunteer activities include:

  • operating the helpline;
  • providing follow-up support to clients through telephone consultations and face-to-face visits;
  • researching and arranging third party support;
  • outreach work, including helping out with information stands at events and delivering talks to local groups;
  • peer support to guide and enhance the work of those volunteers who have direct contact with clients;
  • specialised inputs in areas such as counselling and technical farming support and
  • operational and strategic input into Rural Support’s own operation and forward planning.

If you would like to request a volunteer registration form please get in touch with Deborah, Volunteer and Helpline Coordinator, on 028 8676 0040 or deborah@ruralsupport.org.uk.  Alternatively you can download a volunteer registration form.


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We need your help to continue our vital work of supporting farming and rural families in Northern Ireland.  Over the years, Rural Support has been selected as a chosen charity for one-off or ongoing fundraising.  There are plenty of ways you can get involved and help raise valuable funds.  Whether you are planning a coffee morning or running a marathon we would be delighted if you would consider Rural Support.

Please contact Melissa, Programmes Officer, on 028 8676 0040 or melissa@ruralsupport.org.uk if you would like to discuss this further.

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