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FREE WEBINAR: Safe Communication Online with Children & Young People

16 December 2020

With the absence of normal face-to-face activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are having to look at alternative ways of staying connected with children and young people including text messaging, email and video calls. However, communication via these means brings safeguarding challenges that must be managed. Join Volunteer Now’s FREE webinar on 26 January 2021 […]

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The Diana Award – nominations now open

11 December 2020

The Diana Award want to hear all about more incredible young people and the game-changing work they’re doing to transform people’s lives!  If you know a young person that is changing the world around them, please let them know as they would love to champion them and their amazing work. WHAT IS THE DIANA AWARD? […]

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NSPCC Young Peoples Board for Change

10 December 2020

The NSPCC is looking for young people aged 13 – 16 who want to share their views and make a difference! The NSPCC is recruiting a team of 15 young people from across the UK to form a new Young People’s Board for Change. The Board for Change will place children and young people right […]

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New Training Dates for January – March 2021

8 December 2020

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have added new training dates for January – March 2021.  All training will be online, delivered via Zoom.  If you don’t see what you need below, please get in touch and see what we can do – enterprise@volunteernow.co.uk. Volunteer Management Courses: The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers 12 January 2021, […]

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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses

8 December 2020

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in Belfast in the New Year.  All workshops will be online via Zoom. Leading The Way – Governance This session is aimed at both current committee members, as well as those who are seeking to join a committee for the […]

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FREE Keeping Adults Safe Training

7 December 2020

We have now scheduled FREE Keeping Adults Safe training for staff and volunteers working with adults.  These are refresher courses of Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers.  More dates coming for January and February! Keeping Adults Safe: Module 2 Refresher (Belfast Trust area) Keeping Adults Safe: Module 2 Refresher (Northern Trust area) Keeping […]

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Staying Connected at Christmas

3 December 2020

Volunteer Now has been working with BBC Northern Ireland and other local charities to develop a special Broadcast Appeal ‘Staying Connected at Christmas, overcoming loneliness – together’. Loneliness is something that many people will have experienced at some point in their lives. It can be difficult to talk about – and sometimes hard to overcome. […]

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Remote Volunteer Management – Motivating Volunteers From A Distance

3 December 2020

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Over the last few months we have all had to learn to do things differently – a lot of things moved online! So what did […]

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FREE Webinars for Community Groups in The Mount & Ballymacarrett Areas

2 December 2020

Volunteer Now, in partnership with NICVA and the Communities in Transition Project, are delivering 2 FREE webinars for community groups and their staff who manage volunteers and are working in The Mount and Ballymacarrett areas of East Belfast. The first session is COVID Safe Events for Volunteer Managers on 12 January 2021, 10.30am-12.30pm. As many […]

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Webinar for Be Collective groups

26 November 2020

Be Collective have made some improvements to the scheduling and rostering of opportunities and to support users they are running a webinar as follows. Webinar: Scheduling and Rostering – How does it work? Thursday 3 December 11am OR Tuesday 8 December, 1:45pm GMT This webinar will give a detailed overview of how to use Be […]

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Volunteering during the period 27th November – 10th December 2020

26 November 2020

As you know, in Northern Ireland we will be moving into a two-week period of tighter restrictions in an attempt to reduce the transmission of COVID -19 within our community. Our members are asking what does that mean for volunteering? After discussions with the Department for Communities we are asking volunteer involving organisations to consider […]

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#PowerOfYouth – Lucia Quinney Mee BEM Award

25 November 2020

Volunteer Now were devastated to hear of the loss of one of our #iWill ambassadors, friend and amazing campaigner, Lucia Quinney Mee BEM.  Lucia sadly passed away following her 4th liver transplant just before her 21st birthday but whilst with us she was full of determination, passion, commitment, energy and enthusiasm.  Much of this was invested in […]

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Incentivisation & Volunteering – Is It A Paradox?

25 November 2020

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Volunteering is about choice – doing something because you want to do it.  You should never feel pressured into volunteering. But what about if there […]

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Men’s 50+ Virtual Health Day (10 December 2020)

23 November 2020

Join us for our next virtual Men’s Health day on Thursday 10 December! We will be holding this via Zoom – https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86155360081?pwd=ZkEwRlJ4R3BRQWFRaitVU3hZcGtMZz09 Meeting ID: 861 5536 0081 Passcode: 189108 If you want to join in with the cookery session (a delicious corned beef hash is on the menu!), make sure you register your details to receive […]

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Interested in Becoming a Trustee?

23 November 2020

The Ulster Society for Promoting the Education of the Deaf & the Blind are looking for new Trustees to join them (commitment of average of 10 meetings per year) and are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with the following skills/experience: Accountancy – a qualified accountant Human Resources Legal Asset Management – with experience of […]

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The Commissioner for Older People Launches Annual Christmas Card Competition

20 November 2020

The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland’s popular Christmas card competition is back and is seeking older photographers to enter for this year’s theme which is, ‘2020 Re-Vision’ while encouraging them to follow the most recent public health guidance. The photography competition is seeking older people from all across Northern Ireland to enter to […]

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Celebrating Befriending Week

20 November 2020

RNID celebrated befriending week (1-7 November) by saying a big thank you to all their Deaf Befriending volunteers who help older Deaf sign language users feel less isolated.  Their volunteers support older Deaf people living in care homes or in the community, by providing comfort and support through regular video calls in sign language. Sign […]

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Keeping Volunteers Safe Through a Pandemic

18 November 2020

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Volunteering has been at the heart of communities over the last few months as volunteers responded to the calls for help.  Whether it was shopping, […]

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NVTV Highlights Amazing Volunteers!

17 November 2020

Thanks to NVTV for highlighting some amazing volunteers who feature in our Ordinary People – Extraordinary Times Photographic Series. The Series captures the work of volunteers across all six counties helping local communities in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.  From food bank packers to prescription delivery drivers, soup kitchen workers, telephone befrienders and even online children’s storytellers […]

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ChristmasTIME – A Time To Give & Connect

17 November 2020

As the festive season approaches, Volunteer Now is launching our annual ChristmasTIME campaign and appealing to people throughout Northern Ireland to consider volunteering their time to help raise much needed funds or to donate gifts to a local charity. With the on-going challenges of Covid-19, it is incredibly difficult for many charities to undertake their […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

16 November 2020

Back by Popular Demand! We have scheduled another session of our popular course – The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers.  Join us for a short session looking at volunteering during the pandemic and the future of volunteering post COVID-19. Click below to book you place! 30 November 2020  |  10.00am-11.30am

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VCSE COVID Recovery Fund

12 November 2020

On behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC), Co-operation Ireland in partnership with Rural Community Network announces the opening of the VCSE Covid Recovery Fund The Covid 19 Pandemic has impacted Voluntary, Community and Social Economy (VCSE) organisations across Northern Ireland – a high proportion of these organisations have refocused their objectives to reduce the […]

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Service Opportunities for Young People – Are They The Answer to Recovery & Renewal?

12 November 2020

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! A report for Government called “Levelling up our Communities: proposals for a new social covenant* (Danny Kruger MP September 2020) has suggested that young people […]

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Men Age 50+? Avail of this FREE Training During November

9 November 2020

Volunteer Now is delivering FREE online Volunteering Training Workshops for members of Men’s Groups: Workshop 1  –  An Introduction to Programme & Event Planning Wednesday 18 November 2020  |  11.00am-12.30pm Workshop 2 – Identify Funders, Guidance on How to Complete Funding Applications Wednesday 25 November 2020  |  11.00am-12.30pm You must be over 50 years of […]

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The New Environment: Volunteers & the Law

9 November 2020

Do you need to clarify best practice when involving volunteers?  Or explore legal boundaries?  If so, book a place on our The New Environment: Volunteers & the Law session on 23 November where we cover this and more! Book your place here.

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Get Ready for #iwill Week and the #PowerOfYouth 16-20 November 2020

6 November 2020

Every year, organisations and young people come together to shout about the incredible #PowerOfYouth during #iwillWeek.  Despite the pandemic, this year is no different.  Celebrating what young people are already doing, and looking ahead to what’s next.  End the year looking into the future by sharing your commitments, what you’ve learnt by taking part in […]

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COVID Safe Training For Volunteer Managers

5 November 2020

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have organised a session on 12 November 2020 with Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough entitled ‘COVID Safe Training for Volunteer Managers‘. This training, which is only open to Voluntary/Community Groups based in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough area, will cover: The Volunteer Managers Role Risk Assessments Volunteer Roles Safeguarding Communication   Date:  Thursday 12 November 2020 […]

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Gemma Brolly

4 November 2020

Staff at Volunteer Now were deeply saddened on 3 November 2020 to hear of the death of Gemma Brolly from Newry. Gemma has a long history with our organisation and with the volunteer centre network.  A previous Board member of the Volunteer Development Agency and Manager of the Newry Volunteer Centre, she was instrumental in steering […]

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Volunteer Wellbeing: What Works & Who Benefits?

4 November 2020

Volunteer Now has always promoted the benefits of volunteering, not least to volunteers’ own health! In Northern Ireland, the most recent research (Continuous Household Survey 2019/20) shows that the most commonly cited benefit as a result of volunteering was it “makes me feel better about myself”.  A review carried out in 2020 for the What Works […]

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Sharing Volunteers – Could Volunteer Passports Work?

3 November 2020

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! A report for Government called “Levelling up our Communities: proposals for a new social covenant* (Danny Kruger MP September 2020) has suggested that there needs […]

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