There are many different ways to explore new interests, meet new people through new activities and find out about different things happening in your community. Please find below a range of links to a variety of organisations and links which you may find useful.


Volunteering can give you the opportunity to try something new, gain experience, develop skills, improve your career prospects, build confidence and meet new people. We have many different volunteering opportunities.

    Praxis Care Volunteering Befriending Scheme

    Praxis Care operates a volunteer befriending scheme with over 100 matched friendships, some of which have lasted 5, 10 and even 15 years!  Volunteer Befrienders can help to reduce the risk of suicide, help to minimise the feeling of isolation, reduce pressure on families, and help to alleviate poor health and the risk of hospital admission.

    Things to do and see…

    • Discover Northern Ireland  lists a rich array of places to visit and things to do across NI.
    • Culture Northern Ireland is an online guide covering almost 300 cities, towns and villages in Northern with news, reviews and NI’s most comprehensive event listings.
    • What’s On in NI is an online guide listing all kinds of events and activities in local areas. 

    Arts in Northern Ireland

      Test Drive the Arts NI can offer you guest tickets to theatre, music, ballet and much more. For more information: