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FREE Webinar: Involving Volunteers in Response to COVID-19

31 March 2020

Volunteer Now has partnered with NICVA to deliver this essential learning on how to put best practice in place for involving volunteers safely in such challenging times.  Covid-19 has highlighted across the world how important volunteering is.  Volunteers are bringing amazing support to those ‘most at risk’ in our communities and more and more people […]

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Support the Challenge: #HelpEachOther

26 March 2020

In these uncertain and challenging times Volunteer Now has launched a new online campaign #HelpEachOther to support those who wish to volunteer for COVID-19 related opportunities and also for those organisations which require the support of volunteers to deliver their services to those who need it most. If you are interested in volunteering please visit our […]

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Our Offices Are Closed But We Are Still Working!

24 March 2020

IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT WE ARE NOW FULLY IMPLEMENTING OUR WORKING FROM HOME PLAN WHICH WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT BY END OF BUSINESS 24/03/2020 We had started to implement our Working From Home (WFH) plan prior to the Government’s announcement based on our monitoring of the situation over the last number […]

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FREE Online Safeguarding Courses

23 March 2020

Volunteer Now recently launched our 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: […]

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Volunteers Sniff Out Opportunities with Launch of New Online Search Portal

20 March 2020

Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland, is urging people in Belfast to get into volunteering and find their perfect match through its brand new online search portal. Boasting hundreds of unique volunteering opportunities across a range of sectors, the new online platform is the first of its kind […]

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Challenging Times – Let’s #HelpEachOther

19 March 2020

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 […]

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National Emergencies Trust Launches Appeal to Help Civic Society Support Those Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak

19 March 2020

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The appeal has been launched with the support of media, business and governmental organisations, and in partnership with the British Red Cross who will be managing donations. […]

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All Training Postponed

18 March 2020

Due to the current circumstances, all training programmed for March and April 2020 has been postponed.  We are looking into different ways of bringing our training to you so monitor our website and social media channels in the coming weeks.  Further communication regarding our face-to-face training will be issued towards the end of April.  Apologies […]

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Worthy Charity Boards Recognised for Good Leadership, Governance and Commitment

13 March 2020

The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with CO3, Investec and Volunteer Now celebrate voluntary organisations which are working hard to improve their governance. At the Awards Ceremony in  Belfast City Hall, Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now said: “Congratulations to all three organisations on winning this year’s Leadership and […]

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Need help to bring your community closer together through good food?

10 March 2020

Apply for a small grant to help you Get Together Food for Life Get Togethers use the power of good food to connect people of all ages and from different backgrounds. Let’s get more people eating healthily, strengthen our communities and reduce experience of loneliness and social isolation. They’re offering small grants of between £50 – £150. The money […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Situation

6 March 2020

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation develops, your organisation should be planning how best to keep your employees, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries informed and protected.  We have adapted some information provided by NCVO to give you guidance – click here.  This information may change so please also monitor the PHA website for up to date guidance – https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/news/covid-19-coronavirus.

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