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Year: 2021

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Caring Communities Safe and Well Service

2 August 2021

Over the last year Caring Communities Safe and Well Volunteer Befrienders have continued to support those at risk of loneliness and social isolation by providing Telephone Befriending for older people. Our team of 55 Volunteer Befrienders had to quickly adapt to the changing environment when the Covid-19 crisis hit and they continued to give their […]

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FREE Training Places

29 July 2021

Are you an organisation with an income of less than £250k?  Then we can offer you a free place on the training below, in partnership with Halifax Foundation NI! The New Environment: Volunteers & the Law In the new environment, we will explore legal boundaries and clarify best practice when involving volunteers. Dates:  Wednesday 6 […]

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Congratulations to NIACRO!

29 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that NIACRO successfully renewed their Investing in Volunteers Award! Want to know more? Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.  A new IiV standard consisting of 6 Quality Areas was recently launched – you can read all about it […]

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Funding for groups supporting vulnerable people & communities impacted by COVID-19

29 July 2021

As part of Barclays’ COVID-19 Community Aid Package, they launched the 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Fund – or 100×100 Programme – to get support right into the heart of local communities across the UK to reach those that need it. They invited UK charities to apply for one of 100 donations of £100,000 each, […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 2 – The Role of Volunteering in National Recovery

27 July 2021

We are delighted to share the second podcast in our series on voluntary action during the pandemic. The second episode focuses on the role of the voluntary sector in national recovery and the challenges society faces as we move towards recovery. Thanks to Sarah Van Putten from Befriending Networks and Josie Robinson from VODA for […]

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British Heart Foundation need volunteers in Enniskillen

22 July 2021

The British Heart Foundation’s mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease, and our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia. Volunteers help keep their shops running in Northern Ireland, which in turn keeps researchers battling to find new ways […]

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EA Registered Groups: FREE Training Session

21 July 2021

EA Registered Groups Only The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers Wednesday 25 August 2021  |  2pm-3.30pm (Zoom) As we move through the road map out of restrictions, and head towards post pandemic, we understand volunteering has changed for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. Join Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd for a short session to look […]

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Help raise awareness of the diversity within our society

21 July 2021

Ards and North Down Borough Council are looking for volunteers age 18+ who could assist with their Shared Voices project running in the Ards and North Down area. The Shared Voices programme aims to promote Good Relations and work towards making Ards and North Down Borough a shared and safe place for all.  It is […]

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Leadership Series of Courses

19 July 2021

In April we launched our new Training Schedule, which included a NEW Leadership Series of Courses! The next round of sessions are now scheduled for September (details below).  The series consists of 4 different but complimentary sessions and each session covers a different topic regarding leadership of an organisation, programme or project. Some of the […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 1 – Volunteering Paused

19 July 2021

We’re pleased to share a podcast about volunteering which paused during the pandemic.  This is a component of the work being conducted within the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Project, we are participating in. Thanks to Phil Ward from Eastern Arc Academic Research Consortium for producing and the contributors from National Trust, The Aberdeen Arts Centre, […]

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Charity Boards Recognised for Good Leadership, Governance & Commitment

5 July 2021

The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with Volunteer Now and CO3, celebrate voluntary organisations which are working hard to improve their governance. At the Awards Presentation in the Titanic Hotel Belfast, three worthy organisations were recognised for winning the Leadership and Good Governance Awards within their categories.  The organisations […]

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Be a Food Hero with FareShare!

2 July 2021

Volunteer in FareShare’s newly extended warehouse to sort the food that they receive from their food partners and help pack daily orders for charities and community food hubs. Last year they redistributed food to over 164 charities across Northern Ireland. Volunteering with FareShare is a great way to keep fit in a fun and friendly […]

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Free Online Training!

1 July 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Area Keeping Children & Adults Safe: An Introduction This course covers the legal and policy context, categories of abuse and possible indicators, dealing with a disclosure, reporting concerns and code of behaviour. ♦  Wednesday 22 September 2021  |  10am-1pm Keeping […]

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Recognise The Volunteers That Make Our Communities Better

30 June 2021

Do you involve volunteers?  Are they making an exceptional impact on a local community?  You could be awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service next year! The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK.  It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of […]

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New Series of VOLT Sessions

29 June 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. July 2021 Mid-Project Briefing (investigating the volunteering response to the pandemic) Wednesday 21 July 2021  |  11.00am-12.30pm  |  sandra.faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk Diversity Within Your Volunteer Team Thursday 29 July 2021  |  11.00am-12.30pm   August 2021 […]

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Vaccine Volunteering

28 June 2021

Managing & Supporting Volunteers at the Vaccination Centres Andrew Hanna, Volunteer Now The team at Volunteer Now, British Red Cross and Ulster GAA have worked tirelessly to recruit, train and deploy 394 volunteers across the COVID-19 vaccination centres in Northern Ireland.  it has been impactful hearing the motivations of volunteers to get involved, and there […]

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Mid-Project Briefing Invitation

28 June 2021

Volunteer Now have been working in partnership with the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Group on a 4-Nation comparative study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which had the objective of investigating the volunteering response to the pandemic. This is an exciting study with the aim of providing results which will help guide […]

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Maintaining The Mental Health & Wellbeing of Your Volunteers

23 June 2021

We would like to highlight the Wellness Action Plan (WAP) as a way for Volunteer Managers / Organisations to support the mental health of their volunteers. The WAP is inspired by Mary Ellen Copeland’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan® (WRAP®): an evidence based system used worldwide by people to manage their mental health. WAPs are a […]

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Summer School

22 June 2021

Volunteer Now and Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are delighted to announce our partnership with Halifax Foundation NI. Halifax Foundation NI have funded us to deliver FREE,  live sessions, recorded webinars and publications to provide added value to grant holders in receipt of grants provided to organisations by Halifax Foundation NI, and to those organisations with […]

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New Publication – AccessNI: What You Need to Know

22 June 2021

Volunteer Now have just launched a new publication – AccessNI: What You Need to Know.  This replaces the publications Disclosure and Barring in NI: Adults and Disclosure and Barring in NI: Children. This new publication includes all the information contained within the two former publications and much more.  It looks at the registration process with […]

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NEW Managing & Motivating Volunteers On Demand Course

16 June 2021

This year to celebrate the end of Volunteers’ Week in 2021 and in time for ‘Thank You Day’, Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd has some exciting news as we continue to embrace the NEW ENVIRONMENT of Volunteers. We bring you another new online method of building your volunteer management skills. We are delighted to announce the […]

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On Demand Courses

16 June 2021

Volunteer Now & Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have brought all our on demand courses together on one page.  You can find out more information on each of our On Demand Courses and register for any of them.  Once registered, you can complete them in your own time, on any device, anywhere! Click here to go […]

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Fermanagh Talking Newspaper Receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

16 June 2021

Fermanagh Talking Newspaper held an event on Thursday 10 June 2021 where they were presented with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  They were one of last year’s winners but unfortunately, due to COVID, they only received their award now. Well done Fermanagh Talking Newspaper!  If you would like to find out more about the […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021

15 June 2021

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2021.  To mark the day, Volunteer Now have committed to signing the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Declaration.

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Humans of Volunteer Now

10 June 2021

We have a new section on our website, inspired by the Humans of New York, spotlighting experiences of Volunteer Now’s Events Team volunteers. Check it out here – Humans of Volunteer Now.

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An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards in All Sectors

7 June 2021

An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards of Volunteer Involving & Deploying Organisations in all Sectors The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant.  Yet amongst all the gloom of the last year, volunteers have been a source of hope and optimism, supporting the most vulnerable in our society in a myriad of […]

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New funding opportunity – Small Capital Grants Programme (CLOSED)

3 June 2021

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOW CLOSED On behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC), Co-operation Ireland announces the opening of the 2021/22 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. The Programme, which has a total fund of £950,000, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the […]

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Voluntary Action Responses to the Pandemic

2 June 2021

Volunteer Now have been working in partnership with the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Group on a 4-nation comparative study, investigating the voluntary action responses to the pandemic.  The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Feel free to visit the project website (see below) to meet the excellent team and find […]

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021 Congratulations!

2 June 2021

Volunteer Now is delighted that 15 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland have been awarded the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service, in 2021.  The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest civil Award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.  We are very pleased that […]

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Volunteer & Belonging Together: Good Relations & Volunteering Toolkit

2 June 2021

This Toolkit is a great starting point for encouraging volunteers to think about good relations and diversity, and we hope it will provide you with material to explore the issues and enhance your practice; to have useful, challenging and enjoyable sessions; and that it also provides sufficient further information for future work with volunteers. We […]

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