"Helping a person will not necessarily change the world,
but it can change the world for that person"
Do you share the vision of the Mae Murray Foundation? Could you offer a little time to help further our aims? We are keen to hear from individuals who can offer us the benefit of the ‘lived’ experience’. If you suffer from social exclusion as a result of your own needs, or that of a family member, get in touch. If you can commit to a few meetings per year, in addition to communicating via email or telephone, please contact us please register interest here. We will contact you for an informal chat. Alternatively, please contact our chairperson, Alix Crawford on 07900 278 780.
Community Focus Group
We are currently bringing groups of members together in various council locations across the province to tell us about unmet need and priorities within communities, with a view to creating change together. Groups will meet quarterly and will also communicate via email. If you would like to join any of these existing groups, please let us know: Causeway Coast, Ards & North Down or Belfast.
We have some interest from members in the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council area, Mid Ulster and also Newry Mourne & Down District Council areas, but unfortunately not currently enough to form a group, so if you would like to find out more, please contact us.
Project Steering Groups
We love our members being right at the heart of planning and improving our projects. If you benefit from our work and would like to get more involved in designing our projects, why not apply to join our Youth or Over 18’s Panel. Speak to Kyleigh on 0300 6001166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We are fortunate to have office space; with excellent access and facilities, at Willowbank Business Park, just off the A8 on the outskirts of Larne. If you have good IT skills and could commit to volunteering one day per week to help us with general administration, please register your interest here and we will send you more information.
Do you have a specific skill that you enjoy teaching to others? Maybe you’re musical or have artistic talents. We are keen to work with individuals – who are passionate about working with people – across various mediums, to help design and implement activity programmes. If you are enthusiastic, love what you do and either have experience of working with differing abilities, or are keen to develop inclusive programmes, we want to hear from you. Please get in touch here.
Personal care assistant
If you enjoy meeting and working with people of all ages and abilities and have good communication skills, then why not register to help out at one of our forthcoming events or projects? Working on either a one-to-one or group basis, your role will involve supporting our visitors, with the personal care assistance they may require, to participate independently at our events. Reliability, honesty and a respectful demeanour are the strengths we seek. A genuine interest in making a difference and a willingness to learn is essential and whilst previous experience is beneficial, it’s not compulsory. Full induction training will be given and you will be allocated a volunteer mentor. Access N.I. checks will be carried out as part of the process. Positions will be coming available in several areas. To register your interest and receive more information click here.
Help Us Plan
We want our services to be planned with YOU right at the heart of the design, and would be grateful if you could help us understand your needs and likes.
Like all charities The Mae Murray Foundation relies not only on the dedication of our staff and volunteers but also on public donations. If you would like to support our work, here are some ideas how.
Become a Member
If you share the Mae Murray Foundation vision and may either benefit directly or have a family member who will benefit from our activities, please support our aims by becoming a member now. We want our membership to reflect the full range of need in Northern Ireland. Your voice is important to us.