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Our Safeguarding Courses Are Back!

24 September 2020

We have recently added some of our Safeguarding courses back onto our Courses Scheduled page.   Below is a list of available courses, which are all online: Keeping Children Safe: An Introduction, 29 September 2020, 10am-12.30pm Keeping Children Safe: An Introduction Refresher, 20 October 2020, 11am-1pm Keeping Children & Adults Safe: An Introduction, 18 November 2020, […]

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Expression of Interest for the role of Co-Chair

23 September 2020

A Regional Social Prescribing Development Board is being established by the Health & Social Care Board and the Public Health Agency, which will be co-chaired by the Director of Integrated Care at the HSCB and a senior leader from the Community & Voluntary Sector. Expressions of Interest for the Co-chair role are welcomed from those […]

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COVID Volunteer Response Captured in New Photography Series

23 September 2020

Volunteer Now launches new ‘Ordinary People – Extraordinary Times’ Photographic Series celebrating Northern Ireland’s COVID volunteer heroes Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering in Northern Ireland, has launched a new photographic series capturing the work of volunteers across all six counties helping local communities in need throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported […]

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Volunteering Together to Enable Change & Create a Better World – Virtual Global Forum Series

22 September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized how volunteers as agents of change provide the practical action that builds hope and resilience, improves lives and strengthens communities. Although the pandemic has resulted in the postponement of the 26th IAVE World Volunteer Conference to 2021, the conference theme chosen for 2020 of volunteering together to enable change and create a better […]

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Nominations now open for 2021 Mayor’s Community Awards

22 September 2020

Nominate Your Community Heroes in the 2021 Mayor’s Community Awards Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Nicholas Trimble is calling for nominations to the 2021 Mayor’s Community Awards. These awards acknowledge the outstanding contribution and commitment of groups or individuals across the council area. We want you to nominate your worthy local individual […]

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Investing in Volunteers Essentials

16 September 2020

A new, free online tool for groups to help ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience A new free tool is being made available to help ensure that your volunteers have the best possible experience and can make the biggest difference.  Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Essentials has been developed by volunteers and the staff […]

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Volunteering in Youth Groups – How Are Things Going?

15 September 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 Youth Groups  –  How are things going in light of COVID-19? Thursday 24 September 2020, 2.00pm – 3.00pm COVID-19 has changed how we do so many […]

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ILM Level 3 Award in Management of Volunteers

14 September 2020

Would you like to improve how you manage your volunteers?  Would you like advice on developing volunteer agreements as well as how to support and motivate volunteers? We have adapted this programme to deliver it to you online.  It has been designed specifically for our sector by NICVA and Volunteer Now and provides you with […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

14 September 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 23 September 2020 Time:  10.30am – 12.00pm Cost:  £5 +VAT Book your place here.  Joining information will be sent […]

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Exemption for International Volunteers to the Immigration Health Surcharge

10 September 2020

A new Clause has been added to the Immigration & Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill  –  Immigration Health Surcharge: Exemption for International Volunteers. “Immigration health surcharge: exemption for international volunteers ( ) A charge under section 38 of the Immigration Act 2014 (immigration health charge) may not be imposed on EEA and Swiss nationals […]

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Volunteer Induction: The New Environment, The New Way!

10 September 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. The next session […]

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Volunteering in Environment & Heritage Groups – How Are Things Going?

8 September 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 Environment & Heritage Groups  –  How are things going in light of COVID-19? Thursday 17 September 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm COVID-19 has changed how we do […]

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Creating Pathways to Wellbeing for Leaders of Volunteer Engagement

7 September 2020

We recognise that the job of leading and managing volunteers can be challenging.  It’s frequently an isolating role, with practitioners often getting little support from within their organisations.  COVID-19 has added to these challenges, with stress and anxiety more common. We believe it is time to give leaders of volunteer engagement access to high quality […]

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Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration

2 September 2020

The closing date for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Administration has been extended to Friday 4 September 2020. The Course This stimulating and challenging course has been designed by Ulster University to develop the professional capacity of those working in or alongside the public sector and to ensure that existing spaces are managed in a […]

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Volunteer Driving – How Are Things Going?

1 September 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: Volunteer Driving  –  How are things going in light of COVID-19? Thursday 10 September 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm COVID-19 has changed how we do so many things and […]

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