Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council recognises the outstanding contribution and commitment that volunteers make across the council area. 

As part of our Volunteers’ Week celebrations, we encouraged local community groups to come together to recognise the fantastic contribution volunteers make.

The 2023 theme was 'Celebrate and Inspire' with a number of ways to get involved. 

Volunteers' Week Celebration

To mark Volunteers' Week, we held a special celebratory event.

When: Wednesday 7 June at 11am - 12.30 pm

Where: Bridge Community Centre, 50 Railway Street, Lisburn.  

We were joined by Jane Gribbin, Community Engagement manager from Volunteer Now and also heard from individuals about what volunteering means to them. Lunch was served followed by an opportunity for networking with support agency stands.

Lagan Valley Island marks Volunteers' Week

To mark Volunteers' Week, Lagan Valley Island, our civic headquarters, was illuminated in purple on Thursday 1st June. 

Be Inspired to Volunteer

Thinking about Volunteering? Volunteers' Week is the perfect time to think about volunteering - if it is something that you have never done before.  

Volunteering can be very rewarding and provide you with a real sense of worth.  Register your interest by emailing us at 

Volunteer opportunities across LCCC

Why not use Volunteers' Week as an opportunity to advertise any volunteering opportunities that you have in your organisation?  Please complete this form  and email to and your volunteering opportunity will be added.

Click here to view the volunteer opportunities that are currently available in organisations across the Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council area – if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the organisation directly.

Showcasing Volunteers in the Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council area - a time to say thank you

Martin McDonald, Mid Down & Lisburn District Community First Responders Scheme

Martin McDonald has been volunteering with Mid Down & Lisburn District Community First Responders Scheme for 6 months.

This voluntary scheme works along with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service. Martin is a retired Station Commander for the NIFRS.

He has been commended by Graham Walsh, Scheme Coordinator for going above and beyond. Martin has responded to 146 calls of the 283 received to date by the scheme.

Martin is a fantastic team player who is fully committed to offering community based assistance to those in need. Martin stays with the patient, having provided assistance for conditions such as cardiac arrests, heart attaches, diabetes, seizures etc. by the time an ambulance is onsite.

In addition to his great manner in dealing with family members of the patients, Martin is very level headed – a trait needed when someone is in need of medical assistance. Congratulations Martin on providing much needed, vital support to our emergency services and residents.