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Bryson Charitable Group

description of organisation

Bryson Charitable Group is Northern Ireland’s leading social enterprise tackling major social and economic challenges. The Group operates through social business units all with the aim of Building Better Futures. Projects include those supporting vulnerable individuals, families and communities. Our main activities fall broadly into the categories of social care, environmentally beneficial projects and multi-culturalism and 108 years after we were established, volunteering continues to play an important part in the organisation.
Bryson Charitable Group has been involved in hosting and sending European Voluntary Service (EVS) volunteers since 1997, have hosted/co-ordinated over 120 volunteers and sent over 60 young people from Northern Ireland to projects across Europe and beyond. We are currently a Sending and Co-ordinating Organisation and, as part of the Intercultural Training Partnership, have been the Training Organisation for EVS. Through the years we have seen the enormous benefits of EVS, both to the volunteers themselves and to the local communities they work

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has additional mentoring or other support suitable for young people with social obstacles, educational difficulties, cultural differences or similar.
  • Other experience, infrastructure and resources:

    If necessary we can provide reinforced mentorship since we have access to a number of experienced individuals. In 2014/15 we are hosting a volunteer with mobility difficulties and some additional measures have been added to her accommodation to make access easier for her (e.g. additional handles in the shower, double stair rails, removal of high step at front door etc)

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Disability
Cultural differences
Health problems

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
Female EVS volunteers: Belfast & Lisburn Women's Aid
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Aug 2017 to Jul 2018
01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018
31/07/2016 closed
Supporting Children and Young People in Northern Ireland (YMCA)
A total of 1 week(s) during the period
Sep 2017 to Sep 2018
01/09/2017 - 01/09/2018
31/07/2016 closed
Urgent - female volunteer to support children (September 2016)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Aug 2017
01/09/2016 - 31/08/2017
31/07/2016 closed
EVS in FabLab Belfast, Northern Ireland (limited countries)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Apr 2018 to Mar 2019
01/04/2018 - 31/03/2019
02/08/2016 closed
URGENT! Supporting Children and Young People (YMCA), Northern Ireland
A total of 1 week(s) during the period
Sep 2016 to Sep 2017
07/09/2016 - 01/09/2017
04/08/2016 closed
EVS placement in Volunteer Now, Belfast (limited countries)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2018 to Feb 2019
01/03/2018 - 28/02/2019
07/08/2016 closed
Supporting People with Learning Difficulties (NOW Group)
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Aug 2017 to Jul 2018
01/08/2017 - 31/07/2018
22/08/2016 closed
Camphill - Learning Disabilities and Nature
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Mar 2017 to Feb 2018
01/03/2017 - 28/02/2018
06/09/2016 closed
URGENT! Supporting young parents in Bryson Family Services
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Nov 2016 to Mar 2017
05/11/2016 - 04/03/2017
20/10/2016 closed
Practical Conservation in Ulster Wildlife - French Volunteer
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Oct 2017 to Jul 2018
01/10/2017 - 31/07/2018
08/01/2017 closed