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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.

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

New Training Calendar & Free Review!

6 March 2019

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to announce their new training calendar will be launched on Monday 1 April 2019. Most of our courses for April, May & June are already on our website here and July 2019-March 2020 courses will be launched on Monday 1 April. We have two launch offers available for all […]

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Income Generation & Building Capacity Conference 2019

27 February 2019

Tuesday 26 March 2019 at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park at 6pm. This conference will provide National Governing Bodies of sport, their clubs and other sports organisations with some advice and support on how to generate more income for your organisation and also build the capacity of your organisation when planning your activities. There […]

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URGENT COMMUNICATION Re: Training Booking Systems

22 February 2019

We launched our new website in January and have recently launched our new booking and payments system in relation to our Training Courses.  We just wanted to let you know of a few changes from our old system. To book a place on any of our courses, you will now have to create an account.  […]

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Opportunity for 16-19 year olds

18 February 2019

*Applications are now closed* Are you age 16-19 and live in NI?  Do you want to meet new people and develop your leadership skills?  Are you interested in exploring issues relevant to young people?  Would you like to travel to Berlin or Basque? YPLC (Young People Leading Change) are accepting applications for their International Leadership […]

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