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Would you like an impressive Social CV?

3 March 2021

Want to know how to make the most of your Social record on Be Collective and turn it into an impressive social cv? Have you undertaken training and gained skills and experiences through volunteering but don’t know what to do with it? Do you want to share your social cv with others? Join Jamie on […]

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COVID-19 and Rethinking Loneliness and Social Isolation

3 March 2021

The Institute of Public Health hosted a webinar on Thursday 25 February 2021,  focused on the impact of COVID-19 and rethinking loneliness and social isolation in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Loneliness is emerging as a key public health challenge for the population during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Evidence shows loneliness is a significant issue for population […]

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Volunteering During The Pandemic & Beyond – New NI Research

3 March 2021

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! We are delighted to share findings from one of the first large scale surveys to assess the impact of COVID-19 on volunteering in Northern Ireland. […]

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Fermanagh TBUC Social Action Programme

1 March 2021

This video was developed and created by a group of young people from Fermanagh who were engaging in TBUC Social Action Programme, where they have been exploring the topics of identity, prejudice, stereotypes and what community relations is and its relevance today. With talks provided by South Eastern Fermanagh Foundation and NI Education Service around […]

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Safeguarding & DBS Barring – What You Need To Know

25 February 2021

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! The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an important part of safeguarding and safer recruitment but not everyone understands what the service does and the […]

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Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit?

23 February 2021

VOLT Session: Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit? 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! On 25 January 2021, the Executive launched the public consultation on its Programme for Government […]

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Good Governance Awards Launch 2021

23 February 2021

Lessons on charity governance through a pandemic The VSB Foundation are pleased to announce the launch of the 2021 Good Governance Awards for Northern Ireland.  Delivered in partnership with Volunteer Now and CO3. The Good Governance Awards will showcase how good governance and driving social change are essentially interlinked and will provide an opportunity to […]

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Views From Some 2020 VOLT Sessions

22 February 2021

Last year, three of our VOLT (Volunteer Organisations Linking Together) sessions delved into a report for Government called “Levelling up our Communities: proposals for a new social covenant* (Danny Kruger MP Sept 20).  The report was Danny Kruger MP’s response to a request from the Prime Minister to consider ways of sustaining the community spirit […]

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Census 2021 is Coming Soon ….

22 February 2021

Households across Northern Ireland will soon be asked to take part in the 2021 Census.  The census happens only once every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in Northern Ireland.  The last census was in 2011 and counted 1,810,900 people living here.   It will be the first census run predominantly […]

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Seeking your Support: Development of a Good Relations and Volunteering Toolkit

19 February 2021

Would you be interested in helping us produce a new resource over the lockdown period? Supported by The Executive Office we will be producing an on-line toolkit to help organisations develop the knowledge and skills of volunteers around Good Relations.   As we know Good Relations relates mainly to relationships between people from the section 75(2) […]

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Drivers wanted for Meals On Wheels

17 February 2021

East Belfast Mission provide Meals on Wheels for elderly and housebound clients in the local East Belfast Area. They urgently need some volunteer drivers to help deliver meals to housebound residents, preferably from 10.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. weekdays on a rotational roster pattern. If you have a full clean drivers licence, two years experience […]

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Training for Men’s Groups

15 February 2021

Come along and find out how to hold your AGM, how to keep tabs on your accounts and roles & responsibilities of your Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Tuesday 9 March 2021, 1-2pm Register your attendance with Pamela Higgins on pamela.higgins@volunteernow.co.uk or 028 9023 2020. Zoom Link – https://zoom.us/j/98166432262?pwd=Z2VJMVVLRTViQS8zVzhENTU4d08zUT09              

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Would you like to be part of something huge and make a difference?

12 February 2021

Volunteer Now are currently involved, along with British Red Cross and Ulster GAA, in the recruitment of volunteers in the role of a Meeter & Greeter to support the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Northern Ireland.  This role is an opportunity to help support our community against a pandemic that is affecting everyone.  […]

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Volunteering – It’s A Love Thing!

10 February 2021

Will you be doing something incredible for Valentine’s Day?  For many couples, this particular celebratory day will be represented by the exchange of flowers, chocolates, gifts; a romantic meal to a restaurant or even a trip to Paris (in pre-covid days).  However, for one lovely couple, Valentine’s Day this year will involve a very different […]

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March VOLT Sessions Available

9 February 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. March 2021 Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit? Thursday 4 March 2021  |  11am-12pm Safeguarding & DBS Barring – What You Need To Know Tuesday 9 March 2021  |  10am-12pm Volunteering […]

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Introduction to Volunteering Free Online Talk

9 February 2021

Belfast Hills Partnership (BHP) have organised a free online talk about all things volunteering with BHP.  Maybe you follow them on social media and would like to get involved or maybe you’ve thought about joining and haven’t been sure how to go about it. Laura Shiels, Environmental Engagement Officer will chat through all aspects of […]

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25th Anniversary of Our Duty to Care

8 February 2021

On the 25th Anniversary of Our Duty to Care, Alec Walker, Keeping Safe trainer talks about safeguarding and the responsibilities of organisations and their staff and volunteers providing a service.  Well said Alec!   Ruth Mulholland, Safeguarding Manager tells us more about Our Duty to Care here.

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Eden Project Communities … virtual community camp

4 February 2021

Eden Project Communities next virtual Community Camp will be held in March 2021.  Community Camp is an immersive learning experience, offering a mix of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities for people from across the UK. Community Camp starts on Monday 1 March 2021 and will finish on Monday the 29th March. Each week will be themed covering subjects […]

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Investing in Volunteers Congratulations!

1 February 2021

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations successfully renewed their Investing in Volunteers Awards on Thursday 28 January 2021: Foyle Search and Rescue Victim Support NI   And we are also pleased to welcome Saint Joseph’s Shankill as a first time achiever in ROI, working with our sister organisation Volunteer Ireland. Volunteers being […]

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of Volunteer Now and Be Collective – Connecting Communities

28 January 2021

Volunteer Now is delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of a successful partnership with Be Collective. Be Collective is an innovative tech company specialising in supporting organisations connect, create impact and support each other to benefit both organisation and volunteer alike. Together we bring a dynamic online digital solution to volunteer management enabling volunteer […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Our Duty To Care!

28 January 2021

This month sees the 25th Anniversary of the start of our safeguarding work.  Our Duty to Care (ODTC) was established in 1996 to promote the principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people, as outlined in the Our Duty To Care guidelines recognised by government and the voluntary and community sector.  […]

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Access to Wheelchairs During COVID 19

28 January 2021

Despite the current COVID 19 pandemic, the British Red Cross are still operating to hire wheelchairs to those in need.  The use of a wheelchair can make a huge difference to someone recovering from an accident or has reduced mobility due to an illness.  It can allow someone to remain independent, speed up their recovery […]

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Members Check In & Chat Session

27 January 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Volunteer Now has organised a Members’ Check In & Chat session. Join us on Thursday 4 February 2021 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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New Phone First Service for Health & Social Care Trusts in NI

26 January 2021

A new Phone First service is being rolled out over the Health & Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland to cover some Emergency Departments and Minor Injury Units. The Phone First service aims to ensure that patients can get direct access to the right care, avoiding busy waiting rooms and staying safe. The service is […]

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Don’t Do Lockdown Alone!

18 January 2021

Volunteer Now are delighted to be supporting the Great British Bubble – a new initiative sharing uplifting messages from people and communities helping to keep the UK going through COVID-19.  Don’t do lockdown alone! View the video our CEO Denise Hayward recorded for the Great British Bubble here: Follow the Great British Bubble on Twitter […]

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Information Resources Related to Covid-19

18 January 2021

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 Guidelines for Providing Volunteers’ Out of Pocket Expenses […]

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Guidance for Volunteering During Lockdown

7 January 2021

As you know, in Northern Ireland we have moved once again into a period of tighter restrictions in an attempt to reduce the transmission of COVID -19 within our community.  Volunteer Now is therefore updating their guidance in terms of what this means for volunteering (click here to view).  We are asking volunteer involving organisations […]

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Fundraising Regulator Annual Event 2021

7 January 2021

Like many events impacted by COVID, this year’s event will be held virtually.  It offers a unique opportunity for charities, stakeholders and members of the public based in Northern Ireland to engage and hear about the Fundraising Regulator’s impact over the past year plus their plans for the future. Date:  Monday 8 February 2021 Time:  10.00am-11.00am The event will […]

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New Year & New Series of VOLT Sessions

6 January 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics.  This list will be added to. January 2021 More than Recruitment, Be Connected!  Be Collective! Thursday 21 January 2021  |  11am-12pm   February 2021 Members Check In & Chat Session Thursday 4 February […]

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NEW Online Attracting & Selecting Volunteers Course!

6 January 2021

Volunteer Now and Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are excited to announce the release of our new online training course – Attracting and Selecting Volunteers. We have been working tirelessly in the last few months to improve our product offering and service, and we believe that this course will help you enjoy your experience with online […]

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