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
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.
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:
It’s Translink #GetOnBoard Bus and Train Week 3-9 June!
31 May 2019
Last year Volunteer Now was involved in the recruitment of volunteers to help launch the new Glider Service and during UK Volunteers Week 1-7 June we would like to say a big Thank You for their involvement towards making this service such a success. Volunteer Karolyn Gaston tells us about her experience: I volunteered for […]
Come along to Erneside Shopping Centre on Tuesday 4th June anytime between midday and 4pm. There will be lots of information about what volunteering opportunities are out there for you. Volunteer Now Drink Wise Age Well Fermanagh Community Transport B-Friend Hub Project Fermanagh BID Prince’s Trust Guide Dogs Women’s Aid Shopmobility If you need any further […]
BBC Community Life helps Volunteer Now appeal for Befrienders
21 May 2019
Look out for BBC Community Life coming up on 26, 27 & 29 May on BBC1 and BBC2 highlighting our Befriending Scheme and the special bond between volunteer Olivia and client Henrietta. Our Befriending Scheme operates across the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust area. Volunteers help support this vital work with socially isolated older […]
Calling all community groups – Now’s your chance to thirst for better!
15 May 2019
Did you know that Deep RiverRock are tapping into the heartbeat of Community Groups across Ireland who collectively follow their pursuits and passions? The Thirst For Better campaign aims to celebrate and help Community groups raise vital funding, enabling them to continue to do the things they love. The campaign mechanic is simple! By registering […]