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An Open Letter…

30 June 2020

An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards of Volunteer Involving & Deploying Organisations in all Sectors The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented.  Organisations of all types – charities, small and large businesses, and public sector bodies – have been challenged in delivering their core services.  Few have escaped the financial, operational, […]

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VOLT Session 8: Risk Assessment for Volunteer Involving Organisations *FULLY BOOKED*

29 June 2020

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The following sessions were: Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 Rethinking Youth Volunteering in LIght of COVID-19 (view recording here) Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental […]

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Information Webinars: Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management & Leadership

29 June 2020

Developed in conjuction with Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd and Volunteer Ireland, this Level 9 course is delivered by St. Angela’s College, Sligo and awarded by NUI Galway.  For 2020/21 this course is being offered online and applications are welcome from applicants from Northern Ireland, Ireland and overseas. If you are interested in finding out more about […]

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Mind My MS seeks new volunteers in Mid & East Antrim

26 June 2020

Mind My MS are launching nine MS Connect Cafes through Mid & East Antrim and need volunteers to help.  These monthly cafes are informal gatherings where people living with MS can meet in a relaxed and friendly environment.  It’s an opportunity to make connections, support one another and have a coffee together. They are looking […]

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Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Management and Leadership

23 June 2020

The Centre for Lifelong Learning at St Angela’s College, Sligo in partnership with Volunteer Now and Volunteer Ireland has worked on the design of a programme for the volunteer management sector. This Postgraduate Certificate in Volunteer Leadership and Management aims to introduce volunteer management within the context of effective volunteer resource planning, strategic operations, communications, leadership skills, governance and compliance. By meeting volunteer […]

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Acts of Kindness

22 June 2020

Volunteer Now was delighted to get an update from one of the companies involved in our Employer Supported Volunteering programme.   Last October Calvert Office Equipment had responded to an ask from the Renal Unit of Belfast City Hospital, to create a garden area which could be used by patients, staff and visitors.  Before Christmas they […]

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Women’s Aid Launch New Webchat Service

17 June 2020

Women’s Aid have launched a NEW web chat service for women suffering domestic abuse. The web chat will allow women to access immediate support and referral to lifesaving, crisis accommodation and outreach services, without having to pick up the phone. Initiated by Belfast and Lisburn Women’s Aid along with Foyle Women’s Aid, the service comes […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

16 June 2020

As we are living in the middle of a pandemic, volunteering has changed.  Join Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd for a short session looking at volunteering during the pandemic and the future of volunteering post COVID-19. Date:  Wednesday 1 July 2020 Time:  10.00 – 11.30am Cost:  £5 +VAT Book your place here.  Joining information will be sent […]

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*FULLY BOOKED* FREE Webinar: Guidelines for Volunteers During COVID-19

15 June 2020

PLEASE NOTE THIS WEBINAR IN NOW FULLY BOOKED This FREE webinar will offer you advice and guidance about your role, your safety and the safety of others.  It will be followed by a Question & Answer session. Date:  Tuesday 30 June 2020 Time:  11am-12pm

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VOLT Session 7: Rethinking Volunteering: Has COVID-19 Changed Volunteering? *FULLY BOOKED*

15 June 2020

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The following sessions were: Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 Rethinking Youth Volunteering in LIght of COVID-19 (view recording here) Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental […]

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Sharing the Love this Loneliness Awareness Week

15 June 2020

Positive Emotional Wellbeing Boxes filled with 7 days of fun activities and resources, are helping make a difference to some of the most vulnerable young people across Mid and East Antrim during Loneliness Awareness Week. The boxes, made by locally based company Fresh Minds Education, an innovate social enterprise who develop emotional wellbeing resources, products […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020

15 June 2020

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2020.  A day which aims to increase the awareness of abuse of older people.  And the action required to prevent it and stop it where it occurs. We at Volunteer Now have signed a declaration which outlines our committment to safeguard the older people we work with and […]

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VOLT Session 6: Rethinking Volunteer Driving in Light of COVID-19

11 June 2020

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The following sessions were: Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 Rethinking Youth Volunteering in LIght of COVID-19 (view recording here) Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental […]

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Helping the Helpers Free Webinar

10 June 2020

Helping the Helpers – Running effective telephone support through the involvement of volunteers Wednesday 24 June 2020  |  11am-12pm Volunteer Now is delighted to be partnering with Change Your Mind and Inspire to deliver this webinar. WHO FOR?  The webinar is aimed at organisations that are supporting volunteers who are making or receiving calls with […]

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NEW World Host 2020 Launched

9 June 2020

On Monday 8 June, People 1st International launched WorldHost 2020, a bite-sized e-learning module which extends the globally recognised WorldHost customer service programme, to help businesses to maintain a positive reputation and increase customer confidence post Covid-19. Customer facing industries across the world have been severely impacted by Covid-19, with businesses having to close their […]

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BBC NI Highlights Volunteers

9 June 2020

BBC NI have highlighted three of our volunteers who are currently involved in the #HelpEachOther campaign.  The article includes interviews with Tanya Rosen who shops for her neighbour, Sharon Neill who is a telephone befriender and Nick Menhinick who is busy hosting bingo sessions on Zoom and making dozens of calls a day. Read their stories here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-52892368.

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New Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council Calls for Nominations

5 June 2020

The new Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Councillor Peter Johnston is calling for nominations of local volunteers, charities and organisations who have in some way helped during Covid-19 so he can recognise their support. “I will present those who are nominated with a certificate of recognition for their dedication to helping others during […]

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New Lord Mayor Praises Efforts of All Those Volunteering

4 June 2020

New Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Frank McCoubrey has joined the Volunteers’ Week celebrations by taking #TimeToSayThankYou to people volunteering across the city during these unprecedented times. Alderman McCoubrey said he had been heartened by the fantastic work being done in the city, and is encouraging everyone to continue with their great work through these […]

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VOLT Session 5: Rethinking Volunteering in Fundraising in Light of COVID-19

4 June 2020

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The following sessions were: Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 Rethinking Youth Volunteering in LIght of COVID-19 (view recording here) Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental […]

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Stay Home Memories Project

3 June 2020

On 23 March 2020 the Stay Home directive was announced and life changed for everyone in Northern Ireland, and across the world, as we collectively fought to control the COVID-19 virus. PRONI has launched the Stay Home Memories project to gather information on the lives of the people of Northern Ireland and how the pandemic […]

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Lucia Mee, BEM

2 June 2020

This week was rocked by the sad news that one of #iwill ambassadors, local heroes and overall inspiring young lady passed away shortly after her 4th liver transplant and a couple of days before her 21st birthday.  Lucia came to our attention back in 2018 when she was nominated as an #iwill ambassador, however we […]

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations!

2 June 2020

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020: Aisling Centre Ballymoney Branch, Royal British Legion Camphill Community Clanabogan Coaching 4 Christ Eglinton Community Centre Enniskillen Royal Boat Club Fermanagh Talking Newspaper Association Mae Murray Foundation Maghera Cross Community Link Portico Ards Ltd (PAL) Royal British Legion Waterside Branch Saint Eugene’s […]

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Hargey Praises Volunteers’ Contribution

1 June 2020

As Volunteers’ Week gets underway Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has expressed her gratitude to the thousands of volunteers who selflessly give their time to help others. The Minister said a light had been shone on volunteers’ contribution to society in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1–7 June, recognises the […]

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Hats Off to Volunteers!

1 June 2020

It’s Volunteers’ Week and staff from Volunteer Now are taking their ‘hats off’ to volunteers throughout Northern Ireland for all the amazing things you do!

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Happy Volunteers’ Week 2020!

1 June 2020

Volunteers’ Week 2020 will not be like any we have experienced before.  While the world has felt very strange over the past few months, there is no doubt that volunteering is alive and well.  So many individual acts of kindness to friends and neighbours, as well as more organised volunteering efforts through community groups, churches […]

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