Volunteer Now is the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland. We build recognition for volunteering and celebrate the contribution volunteers make. We provide access to opportunities and encourage people to volunteer. We are a resource for volunteer involving organisations providing support on involving volunteers, governance and safeguarding.
Our FREE online safeguarding course – See Something, Say Something is a key course for volunteers taking part in our #HelpEachOther campaign and is also suitable for the general public who may have concerns about their family, friends or neighbours. Click here to find out more and to register.
Volunteer Now have published some information sheets for more guidance when involving volunteers and volunteering during the Coronavirus crisis. Informal Volunteering in Response to Covid-19 – Keeping Yourself and Others Safe Good Practice Guidelines for Volunteers When Volunteering for a Covid-19 Opportunity Good Practice Considerations for Groups Involving Volunteers in Response to Covid-19 Sample Risk […]
In such uncertain and changing times, Volunteer Now is mindful of the amazing support volunteers are bringing to those ‘most at risk’ in our communities and more and more people are stepping up in terms of getting involved and offering help. We have launched a new campaign ‘HelpEachOther’ to encourage organisations to register their specific […]
Volunteer Now recently launched their free online safeguarding training, which is supported by the Health & Social Care Board and the Department of Health. The online training acts as an introduction only and does not replace face to face training, which should be attended following completion of any of the sessions below. Keeping Adults Safe: […]