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Year: 2021

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Month of Community

5 May 2021

What is it? The Month of Community is about creating a focal point in the year to bring people together to reconnect, celebrate what’s local and help bolster the recovery effort with something that touches everyone.  It’s an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in […]

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Air Ambulance NI Receive the Investing in Volunteers Award!

4 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Air Ambulance NI were awarded the Investing in Volunteers Award on Wednesday 28 April 2021! 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 […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2021 Launched!

4 May 2021

Charities urge everyone to take the time to say thanks to volunteers. With less than one month to go until Volunteers’ Week 2021, taking place 1-7 June, charities around the UK are encouraged to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers. Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign, entering its 37th year, which […]

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New VOLT Sessions

4 May 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. May 2021 Vaccines & Enforcement Within Your Volunteer Pool Thursday 13 May 2021  |  2.00pm-3.00pm   June 2021 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Thursday 3 June 2021  |  2.00pm-3.00pm Maintaining The Mental Health […]

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Extern seeks volunteers

30 April 2021

Extern transforms lives as the leading social justice charity across the island of Ireland.  They believe another chance can change a life.  Each year they speak up for and support more than 25,000 adults, children, young people and families. Volunteers can help Extern enable them to overcome their challenges and empower positive change.  By contributing your […]

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The Big Lunch 2021

26 April 2021

Make a big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities Register early for #TheBigLunch on the 5-6 June and receive a free pack of seeds to celebrate growing connections. The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities. Every year in June […]

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NEW Training Schedule Just Released!

26 April 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have just released new training dates for the forthcoming year!  All training will be online, delivered via Zoom. Just click on the name of the course you are interested in to find out dates, times and to book online. And don’t forget – we also have our online Attracting & Selecting […]

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Communicating Safely Online

22 April 2021

Are you communicating with children and young people online through your work or volunteering?  If so, we have scheduled a FREE webinar that looks at the safeguarding issues your organisation need to consider.  Click on the date that suits below to find out more and book your place online. Wednesday 26 May 2021  |  11am-12pm […]

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Dealing With A Disclosure

21 April 2021

With many face to face services for children and adults opening up again, it is vital that staff and volunteers are prepared for disclosures of abuse. Are your staff and volunteers confident in how to respond to a disclosure?  Do they know how to record and report the information?  Watch this short video below which […]

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Afternoon Tea Boxes Initiative

19 April 2021

Members of the Mid and East Antrim Loneliness Network, Volunteer Now and Larne Community Development Project joined together to secure funding from the Northern Trust’s Activity Programme to provide ‘Afternoon Tea Boxes’ to 25 individuals deemed lonely and isolated living within the Larne area. A small Larne based business was approached and agreed to provide […]

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Now open … Live Here Love Here small grants scheme

16 April 2021

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme is an incredible opportunity for local communities to apply for a grant between £500 to £3000 to improve their environment and promote a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. Launched by 10 of the 11 Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, […]

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NEW Leadership Series of Courses!

15 April 2021

As part of our new Training Schedule, we have included a NEW Leadership Series of courses! Some of the topics explored over the series are leadership styles, communication styles, why leadership matters, conformity, how to get the best from your team, how to effectively manage change within an organisation, programme or project and much more. […]

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Independent Review of Charity Regulation Engagement Meetings

12 April 2021

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 is being reviewed and your views are important to the Independent Review Panel (‘the Panel’).  The […]

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School Governors wanted

7 April 2021

Department of Education currently have some school governor opportunities within voluntary grammar schools.  Governor appointments are open to individuals from all backgrounds; all that is required is an interest in education and a willingness to work as part of a team. Each of our grant aided schools has a Board of Governors made up of […]

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NEW Investing in Volunteers Standard Launched!

30 March 2021

Along with our UK Partners, Volunteer Now is pleased to announce the launch of a new Investing in Volunteers Standard consisting of 6 Quality Areas. For those that don’t know, Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.   Achieving the standard shows your volunteers, and potential volunteers, how […]

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Could you be a Sports Leader within your community?

30 March 2021

Are you passionate about running and cycling and keen to share this with others? Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are seeking volunteers to guide visually impaired runners or to assist Disability Sport NI with the All Out Trekking project in Gosford Forest Park. If you have some free time, then please sign up […]

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Funding opportunity for groups in Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

30 March 2021

Good News.  DfC have released funding to support the volunteers working in the volunteer led community groups delivering against Covid-19. Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer Bureau will be delivering the scheme in partnership with Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council. Grants of up to £500 will be available to cover volunteer costs. (Subject to number of applications) PPE […]

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Leadership & Good Governance Awards 2021

18 March 2021

This past year has provided many challenges! The Leadership and Good Governance Awards 2021 provides an opportunity to shine a light on the many Trustees in Northern Ireland who have given their time freely to ensure that good governance and leadership has been continuing during the pandemic. The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by […]

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Belfast Harbour Community Awards Fund

18 March 2021

Belfast Harbour has launched its 2021 Belfast Harbour Community Awards Fund, a new £50,000 programme designed to help support the work of grass-roots community organisations and charities. The Fund will provide individual grants of up to £2,500 and will be open to eligible community organisations, not for profit groups, and charities which are registered in […]

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Nominations Opening Soon!

15 March 2021

Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 will open on 1 April 2021. The prestigious award is given for exceptional volunteer activity that is making an impact in the community. Do you know a group worthy of recognition?  Sandra Adair is the recently appointed NI Representative for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service […]

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Launch of Police Property Fund Small Grants Scheme

12 March 2021

The Policing Board will launch the Police Property Fund Small Grants Scheme on the afternoon of Thursday 18 March 2021 which will offer eligible projects grants of between £1k and £10k. The Police Property Fund is made up of assets recovered by the PSNI as a result of criminal investigations, and administered by the Northern […]

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Volunteer Now’s Draft Response to Programme for Government

11 March 2021

Volunteer Now’s latest draft response to the Programme for Government (PfG) consultation has been published here.  We wanted to share this in the hope that it provides you with support when completing your own response.  We also welcome any feedback, as this can help strengthen our response! Please send any feedback or suggestions to andrew.hanna@volunteernow.co.uk […]

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Independent Community Observers

9 March 2021

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has launched a campaign to recruit new Independent Community Observers (ICOs).  ICOs are volunteers who play an important part in helping to monitor key aspects of the PSNI recruitment process for Police Constables.  They ensure that the same procedures are applied to all candidates and that facilities and arrangements are […]

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Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods – Belfast Celebration Event

9 March 2021

Thursday 18 March 2021 10:45am-12:45pm (Virtual event via Zoom) You will learn about how people living with dementia and their carers have been impacted during Coronavirus You will hear about some of the innovative programmes taking place in North, South, East and West Belfast Dementia Friendly Neighbourhoods There will also be breakout rooms where you […]

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All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement Consultation Survey

8 March 2021

The All-Island Physical Literacy Consensus Statement is a public policy co-ordinated by Sport Ireland and Sport Northern Ireland, which includes a definition and explanation of physical literacy.  The Statement aims to promote a knowledge and understanding of physical literacy across the island of Ireland.  This public consultation survey aims to gain insight into the views […]

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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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