Plough On Programme Delivery Support

Rural Support

Hours

Minimum Commitment 18mths
Starts October 2021

Where we are

Rural Support
Office Estate Building
Loughry
Cookstown
BT80 9AA

About the Volunteer Opportunity

Plough On will tackle rural isolation and increase social opportunities for men who have experienced challenging and demanding roles as farmers, helping improve mental and physical wellbeing.

Plough On is requiring willing, enthusiastic, volunteers preferably from a farming background or an interest in farming to provide programme delivery support.

Opportunities are available for volunteers in Swatragh and Plumbridge. Groups will take part in 12 monthly meetings as well as 6 trips over the course of 18 months.

A willing, enthusiastic, approachable attitude; from a farming background or interest in farming; experience of volunteering, particularly with older people; ability to support in the organising of group activities.

Induction training shall be provided to all volunteers at the beginning of the programme with continuous support provided in their role by the Volunteer Co-ordinator.

About the Organisation

Rural Support was formed as a charity in 2002. At that time, the Foot and Mouth epidemic was having a severe impact on farmers and on the rural community as a whole. There was evidence of distress within the rural community and the need for a support service was identified.

The organisation provides this support through a helpline which offers a listening and signposting service for farmers and farm families. Callers to the helpline are of all ages and backgrounds and come from every part of Northern Ireland.

www.ruralsupport.org.uk 

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Volunteers may be required to complete an Access NI disclosure for some volunteering roles.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a volunteer position.