Search For Volunteering Opportunities

Community Projects

Search for Volunteering Opportunities

New opportunities added daily. Powered by Be Collective.

Community Projects – Supporting Older People
Community projects includes a range of volunteer led services for some of the most vulnerable groups in our community. This includes befriending and driving services for isolated older people and a Volunteer Transport Service in Ards and North Down for at risk children and younger people. If you would like more information on these projects visit the ‘Volunteer with us’ section.

Volunteer Now also supports the 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
  • G6

This helps to sustain and strengthen a network of groups to combat growing social isolation amongst older people by encouraging older people to take an active role in their communities. Dedicated volunteers are at the heart of community projects which showcase how their efforts can make a positive difference to the lives of the most marginalised sections of our society.

Read our latest Newsletters here:


Contact Us
If you are working with older people in a statutory, community or voluntary capacity or you are an older person who would like to join an existing older persons group or you would like to start up a new group then contact:

Latest News

PODCAST: What Did We Learn About Volunteering During The Pandemic?

24 January 2022

The Eastern ARC have released their latest podcast, in which they follow up with the researchers and their findings from Mobilising Voluntary Action Research. The project looked at volunteering in the four nations of the UK during the pandemic.  In this podcast, Eastern ARC Director, Phil Ward talks to the researchers to see how the […]

Read More

Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration events Grant Funding

24 January 2022

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of service to the people of the United Kingdom, the Realms and the Commonwealth.  To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary, events and initiatives will take place throughout the year, culminating in a four […]

Read More

Volunteers wanted for QUB Dietary Study

18 January 2022

Are you interested in improving your diet?   Researchers at the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast are undertaking the PAD-Q study to find out if personalised dietary advice, based on both markers of dietary intake measured in urine and a diet quality assessment, can improve diet quality and other risk factors for […]

Read More
IiV Quality Assurance Panel Chair

UK Volunteering Forum Seeks Chair for Quality Assurance Panel for Investing in Volunteers

17 January 2022

The Investing in Volunteers (IiV) quality standard is jointly owned by the four members of the UKVF (NCVO, Volunteer Now, Volunteer Scotland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action) to promote the development of good practice in volunteer management. UKVF partners are seeking to recruit a new independent Chair for the IiV Quality Assurance Panel, whose […]

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