Volunteering Opportunities

About

A voice for volunteering in Northern Ireland

Search for Volunteering Opportunities

New opportunities added daily. Powered by Be Collective.

About Volunteer Now

Volunteer Now is the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland.  We build recognition for volunteering and celebrate the contribution volunteers make.  We provide access to opportunities and encourage people to volunteer.  We are a resource for volunteer involving organisations providing support on involving volunteers, governance and safeguarding.

Volunteer Now are also a member of IAVE’s Global Network of Volunteering Leadership.

What We Do

The work of Volunteer Now is diverse and responds to the wide-ranging nature of volunteering in Northern Ireland.  With a legacy stretching back 50 years, we work in partnership with an ever growing number of organisations across the voluntary and community, public and private sectors.

Volunteers: Volunteer Now promotes volunteering to individuals and groups throughout Northern Ireland, providing access to a wide range of opportunities.

Organisations: Volunteer Now supports volunteer involving organisations through the provision of training, promoting their volunteering opportunities, support with Safeguarding, access to useful publications, etc.

Community Projects:  Volunteer Now supports a network of volunteer led older persons groups and forums in Belfast through our capacity building work including: West Belfast 50+ Forum; Greater Shankill Senior Citizens Forum and the G6.  We also have volunteering opportunities with our befriending, driving and social prescribing services.

Events: Over the last number of years our Events Team has been involved in many local and international events that couldn’t happen without volunteers.  These include: the 2012 Olympic Games, Derry/Londonderry City of Culture, World Police and Fire Games, Giro D’Italia, Tall Ships, Gran Fondo, Irish Open Golf Championship as well as the imminent Belfast City Marathon and the 148th Open in Portrush.

Training: We provide a range of courses on volunteer management, safeguarding and youth topics.  We can also provide a Tailored Training option to suit the particular needs of your organisation.

Governance: Need help to improve your governance?  Volunteer Now can provide support.

Youth: We support young people to get involved in volunteering, and support organisations who want to involve young people as volunteers.

Employer Supported Volunteering: Each year we engage almost 1,000 volunteers from many different sectors, who wish to volunteer with support from their employer.

Publications: we have a range of useful publications which organisations are welcome to download.

Click here to view our leaflet.

Latest News

Recognising the Contribution of Volunteers During Befriending Week

29 October 2020

Befriending Week takes place 1-7 November throughout the UK, raising awareness of befriending and the impact it has on individuals and communities in helping combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.  This year, with the impact of Covid19 and with current restrictions leaving many vulnerable people isolated, the Campaign will be shining the spotlight on services […]

Read More

Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles

29 October 2020

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have scheduled a new course – The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles.  It will explore why we need to assess risk when developing volunteer roles and how volunteer managers can implement this process within their volunteer programme. Click below to book your place! 4 November 2020  |  10.30am-12.00pm

Read More

The Lucia Quinney Mee BEM Award for Campaigning

29 October 2020

Earlier this year, a few months after her 4th liver transplant and just 4 days before her 21st birthday, Lucia Quinney Mee died.  Even in this immeasurable loss to her family and friends, Lucia’s light and energy continue to inspire and give strength. Lucia was a committed campaigner setting up her own Campaign in 2015: […]

Read More

Volunteering Is Good For Your Health!

28 October 2020

As part of Positive Ageing Month, Raquel & Edel from our Newry office held an online session ‘Volunteering is Good for Your Health!’  They were joined by staff from Rosies Trust and Deafblind NI to discuss local opportunities and why volunteering is good for your health. A recording of the session is below.

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