NI Big Community Sew Volunteering Opportunity | Donaghcloney

We are calling for volunteers to help with packing for those who are stitching as part of the NI Big Community Sew.

  • Date:

    28 Aug 2020

  • Time:

    09:30 - 16:00

  • Location:


Our aim is to produce and distribute 20,000 face coverings across Northern Ireland for vulnerable members of society.

With the outbreak and impacts of coronavirus here in Northern Ireland, and recent policy decisions that make face coverings mandatory on public transport and in shops, the NI Big Community Sew has already made and distributed 20,000 face coverings, and with recent support from the Department for Communities, we aim to do the same again before the end of September.

We are seeking 10 volunteers for Friday 28 August at a location in Donaghcloney to help pack pre-cut face coverings, elastic, thread and instructions for an army of stitchers. The volunteering opportunity will also include boxing and labelling boxes to go to Post Offices.

All precautions will be in place including, socially-distanced tables (one per volunteer), PPE and hand sanitisers at each work station. Pre-packed lunches and refreshments will be provided.

Volunteering time will be one full day – 9:30 am – 4:00 pm

To book a place or to find out more, email Angela McCartney