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Community Support Increases During COVID-19

28 August 2020

On 20 April 2020, NISRA launched a new Coronavirus (COVID-19) Opinion Survey designed to measure how the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic was affecting peoples’ lives and behaviour in Northern Ireland.  A report providing a summary of the key findings following the completion of Phase 2 of this research has just been released. It shows that people […]

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New Info Sheet – Volunteers & Paid Staff: Exploring the Issues

27 August 2020

Our latest information sheet has just been published!  ‘Volunteers & Paid Staff: Exploring the Issues‘ contains some thoughts for organisations considering the creation of volunteer roles where there were once paid staff.  It covers job substitution and key issues to consider. Click here to download.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Testing and Contact Tracing

26 August 2020

Throughout the pandemic, your support in following public health guidelines has been vital in reducing the spread of coronavirus.  By doing so, you have saved lives.  As ‘lockdown’ restrictions are eased, we face the risk of a second wave of infection.  We can all help minimise that risk by continuing to support public health measures […]

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Information Resources Related to Covid-19

26 August 2020

Volunteer Now have published some information sheets for more guidance when involving volunteers and volunteering during the Coronavirus crisis. Domestic Violence and Abuse Factsheet (COVID-19) Good Practice Considerations for Groups Involving Volunteers in Response to COVID-19 Good Practice Guidelines for Volunteers When Volunteering for a COVID-19 Opportunity Guidance on Volunteering When on Furlough (COVID-19) Guidelines […]

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From Coronavirus to Community Wealth

24 August 2020

One year on from the publication of the DTNI charter for change and in the midst of a generational crisis, there is a pressing need to reflect on and refresh how we build inclusive local economies in Northern Ireland. This week DTNI and Centre for Local Economic Strategies launch From Coronavirus to Community Wealth, a […]

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Volunteering in Charity Shops – How are Things Going?

24 August 2020

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! A follow up to our COVID-19 related VOLT series of Volunteer Now Members’ Session, looking at volunteering across themes: Volunteering in Charity Shops  –  How are things going in light of COVID-19? Thursday 3 September 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm COVID-19 has changed how we do so many […]

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Follow Up VOLT Sessions: How Are Things Going?

10 August 2020

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! A follow up to our COVID-19 related VOLT series of Volunteer Now Members’ Session, looking at volunteering across themes: How are things going in light of COVID-19? Volunteering in Charity Shops  –  Thursday 3 September 2020 at 11am-12pm Volunteer Driving  –  Thursday 10 September 2020 at 11am-12pm […]

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Volunteer Induction: The New Environment, The New Way!

7 August 2020

Do you want to know more about online volunteer induction?  What to include and how to make it visually appealing?  If so, Volunteer Now have the session for you! It will answer those questions and more and also explain how we do it.  There will be a Question & Answer session afterwards. There are 3 […]

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FREE Events & Volunteering Advice Service!

7 August 2020

Does your organisation host events regularly?  Are you making plans for events next year?  Will you need volunteers help to make these happen?  Then this FREE advice service* is for you! As the lead organisation for volunteering across Northern Ireland, Volunteer Now has been involved in recruiting, training, managing and motivating volunteers at events since […]

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Members’ Check In & Chat

5 August 2020

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Volunteer Now has organised a Members’ Check In & Chat session. Join us on Thursday 20 August 2020, 11am-12pm An informal session, just bring your cuppa!  You can tell us how you and your volunteers are doing and we will explore some ideas about what we can […]

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