Staff Volunteering

As a member of Business in the Community NI, Queen’s staff  have access to a number volunteering projects. Volunteering provides professional development opportunities for staff as well as making a very important contribution to the local community in which we work and live by engaging with children and young people and supporting the regeneration of deprived communities.

Listed below are the volunteering projects which you can get involved in. Staff are required to seek approval from their line manager, outlining to them how the volunteering opportunity will help support their professional development, before signing up.





Time to Read

A literacy programme in which volunteers dedicate time to read with two Key Stage 2 children (8 – 10 years old).  Contact for more details

One hour per week during term time.

Digital Assist

Community based IT training in which volunteers help to develop people’s skills and confidence in using online services.  Please click here for list of available opportunities.

Volunteers can commit to as many or as few sessions as they like.  Sessions generally last around two hours.

Digital Learning Day

Formerly known as Silver Surfer’s Day, this will be taking place in libraries across Northern Ireland on 19 April.  Volunteers will be delivering one-to-one bite size sessions to members of the public, helping them to get online, use digital services and make the most of their devices.  For more information and to register your details please contact

Full or half day.

Business on Board

Use your professional skills and experience to support a local charity by sitting on its board.  Click here for details of all available board opportunities.

Two to three hour meetings three to four times a year.


Use your professional skills to support a local charity with a specific business need.  Click here for details of all available Pro-Help opportunities.

Dependent on needs of the charity.

Practical Volunteering Opportunities

We run a number of volunteer action days throughout the year.  Why not get together with a team of colleagues and support a local charity on the following dates:

16 March – Be a Saint

18 May – Give & Gain

28 September – Love Your Landscape Day

Please contact for more details and to register your interest.

Full day

Work Inspiration

Delivering a careers talk, hosting an open day or providing a week of work experience.  Visit for more information.

One hour, one day or one week.