Search For Volunteering Opportunities

Year: 2022

Search for Volunteering Opportunities

New opportunities added daily. Powered by Be Collective.

iwill Ambassador applications closing soon!

29 June 2022

We’re looking for changemakers, trailblazers and community heroes from all over the UK to join the #iwill movement as an Ambassador!  If you know a young person aged 10-25 in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland or Wales who is making a positive difference to their community in any way, we’d love to hear from them. #iwill […]

Read More

Philanthropy Fortnight, June 13th – 24th

24 June 2022

Volunteer Now is delighted to support Philanthropy Fortnight.  As one of the most charitable and generous regions in the UK, Northern Ireland is set to celebrate all the positive impacts that philanthropy makes during this year’s Philanthropy Fortnight, June 13th – 24th. Over 75% of us make donations to charity every year. ‘Philanthropy Fortnight’, now […]

Read More

King George VI Youth Awards – open for applications

21 June 2022

The King George VI Youth Awards Panel is now accepting applications for youth work activities with young people aged 14-21. Your group must be based in Northern Ireland and your project must be part of a curriculum based youth work programme, linked to the Youth Work Curriculum. Applications are also accepted from individual young people. […]

Read More

FREE Capacity Building Training Courses in Belfast City Council Area

20 June 2022

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in the Belfast City Council area.  Each course is being delivered face-to-face and online – please choose the one which suits you. The Code of Good Governance Healthcheck This governance healthcheck is a self assessment tool which has been devised […]

Read More

Befriending Training Workshop

20 June 2022

Our next Befriending Training Workshop, on Thursday 7 July 2022, will cover the following: What is Befriending? Benefits of Befriending Effective communication skills: –  Body language and tone –  Face-to-face Vs Telephone –  Use of questions Boundaries   Once completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a FREE Befriending Top Tips publication. Click […]

Read More

13.1 miles worth of volunteer opportunities available at the Mid & East Antrim Coast Half Marathon!

20 June 2022

Now in its 3rd year, the Mid & East Antrim Coast Half Marathon has been awarded the prestigious World Athletics Label – Elite status, making it one of the best road races in the world! Starting and finishing in Larne town, with a global viewership set to tune in live on the day, it’s a […]

Read More

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022

15 June 2022

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022.  To mark the day, Volunteer Now have committed to signing the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Declaration. STOP abuse!  If you see something, say something. https://youtu.be/KimHK-X2vFs  

Read More

Change Starts With Us

14 June 2022

Good Relations Week 2022 to deliver positive message that ‘Change Starts With Us’ Community Relations Council urges local groups and organisations to get involved in Good Relations Week 2022 Good Relations Week 2022 will deliver a positive message that ‘Change Starts With Us’ as the annual celebration shines a light on local communities taking action […]

Read More

Leadership Development Programme for Young Volunteers

7 June 2022

What is this? Belfast City Council is delivering a leadership development programme to young volunteers within those numerous organisations who were involved in the provision of services to local residents and homeless people during the lockdown periods of 2020. In a recent research report on the response of Belfast to the first COVID lockdown, the […]

Read More

QAVS Congratulations!

2 June 2022

Congratulations to 13 volunteer groups in N Ireland that have been awarded the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022.  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.  Their work, along with 231 other Awardees from […]

Read More

Honours Week 2022

31 May 2022

To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee year, the Cabinet Office are running a week of honours related events which will take place virtually from the 14 – 17 June 2022. Join them to hear the stories from a variety of inspirational honours recipients and special guest speakers, while taking the opportunity to learn more about the […]

Read More

Join us for a Meet and Greet with Rob Wise, founder of Be Collective

24 May 2022

Coming from Australia, Rob will be in Northern Ireland for a couple of days and we would love you to join us so you can get to know him better, understand his motivations, thoughts and aspirations for Be Collective.  It will also be an opportunity to chat to him about how the platform is working […]

Read More

Diversity, Equity & Equality Session 4: Invest Together Yearly

23 May 2022

This last session in a series of four, is all about practical steps to change your organisation.  You can still attend this session even if you did not attend the other three. The make up of organisational culture is changing to be more reflective of the diverse range of individuals, transferable skills and backgrounds.  How […]

Read More

The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers June Course

19 May 2022

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 on Monday 6 June 2022 for a short session to look at volunteering as we travel through the road map towards post pandemic.  What […]

Read More

Launch of Revised Governance Health Check

18 May 2022

The 3rd edition of the Code of Good Governance was launched last November with the promise of the accompanying resources to be revised.  The members of the Developing Governance Group have been working on revising the governance health check which will be launched at this online event. Date:  Thursday 9 June 2022 Time:  3.30-4.30pm The […]

Read More

FREE Training Places with Halifax Foundation NI!

18 May 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer FREE training places, in partnership with the Halifax Foundation NI!  If you are an organisation with an income of less than £250k and in receipt of a Halifax Foundation NI Grant, then we can offer you a FREE place on the training below. The Leadership Series of […]

Read More

Men’s 50+ Groups in Belfast – apply now for funding!

10 May 2022

Men’s 50+ Grants to support the Development of Men’s 50+ Groups in Belfast There are a small number of grants available to support the expansion of existing groups engaging men aged 50+ as well as establishing new men’s 50+ groups in Belfast A key outcome for this grant are activities focused on recruiting and retaining […]

Read More

British Red Cross seek volunteers throughout Northern Ireland

10 May 2022

Do you want to make a difference and support the British Red Cross? You can do both when you join them as a Wheelchair Volunteer! The Coronavirus pandemic has meant that people need their support more than ever. By joining the Mobility Aids Team as a Wheelchair Volunteer, you can be there for people when […]

Read More

Publications Section Closed

9 May 2022

Unfortunately the Publications Section of our website will be down for a few days this week.  We are updating the section to make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate, which requires the section to be down for a few days from Tuesday evening.  We apologise for any inconvenience. We will be launching the new […]

Read More

Jubilee Award for National Charities Working with Young People – Applications Open!

5 May 2022

Are you a national charity working to change the lives of young people aged 16-25?  Do volunteers play a role in making this happen?  If so, then you could be eligible for a special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award. This is a one-off award to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee and the 20th anniversary of The […]

Read More

St John Ambulance seeks volunteers throughout NI

4 May 2022

If you’re over 18 and want to help save lives in your community, St John Ambulance NI would love you to join their team. As an event first aider, you’ll provide first aid care to people in need at public events. This volunteer role can see you at professional football matches, theatres, music festivals and […]

Read More

Celebration Event for Vaccination Centre Volunteers

3 May 2022

Vaccination Programme Volunteers from the British Red Cross, Ulster GAA and Volunteer Now attended a fabulous Celebration Event at Stormont’s Great Hall on Thursday 28 April 2022.

Read More

June Training Offer!

3 May 2022

As promised, we have another training offer for all participants booking onto our Vision & Values Series of courses in June: Book a place on all four Vision & Values courses in June and get a FREE place on any volunteer management course of your choice later in the year – Saving up to £42! […]

Read More

Be Collective: 2nd Birthday!

25 April 2022

Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland, has achieved some major milestones over the past two years.  With a membership base of nearly 7,000 members, we’ve seen nearly 1,500 volunteer opportunities realised, supporting a significant proportion of communities across Northern Ireland. Just before the outset of the COVID pandemic, […]

Read More

Join the team at your local Barnardo’s shop

13 April 2022

Make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people by volunteering at your local Barnardo’s shop.   It’s a great way to help vulnerable children and build your skills.   They’ll give you training and support, and you can choose how much time you volunteer – some volunteers give 2 hours a week, others give 20!  […]

Read More

Duke of Edinburgh Legacy Bursary Scheme

12 April 2022

Volunteer Now was delighted to be involved in the launch of the Duke of Edinburgh Legacy Bursary Scheme in memory of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.  The Bursary Scheme, established by Antrim and Newtownabbey Council, was opened by The Lord-Lieutenant of Antrim, Mr David McCorkell and Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy […]

Read More

New Chatty Cafe in Ballymena!

11 April 2022

Following on from the success of the Chatty Cafés opened in Cullybackey, Carrickfergus and Larne, Ballymena has opened its first Chatty Café in Ballykeel 1 Moving Forward Breakfast Club. The idea of a Chatty Café is to encourage venues to designate a table and make it available as a ‘chatty table’ where customers can sit […]

Read More

Volunteers wanted for Guide Dogs NI My Sighted Guide service

10 April 2022

Guide Dogs NI are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy going for a walk, a coffee and a having a chat. Their My Sighted Guide services matches a person with sight loss with a sighted guide volunteer.  A sighted guide volunteer is someone who helps a person living with sight loss get out and […]

Read More

All Ireland Institute of Hospice & Palliative Care seeks new volunteers

8 April 2022

Would you like to use your voice to help those living with a life limiting condition and help to influence developments in palliative care across the island of Ireland? If your answer is yes, AIIHPC would like to hear from you! All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) established Voices4Care in 2013 to […]

Read More

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Nominations Now Open!

6 April 2022

Recognise the volunteers that make our communities better Do you know of a group of volunteers who are making an exceptional impact on a local community?  They 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 […]

Read More

By continuing to browse or by clicking “Accept All Cookies,” you agree to the storing of first and third-party cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions