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:
A new, free online tool for groups to help ensure that volunteers have the best possible experience A new free tool is being made available to help ensure that your volunteers have the best possible experience and can make the biggest difference. Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Essentials has been developed by volunteers and the staff […]
Volunteering in Youth Groups – How Are Things Going?
15 September 2020
Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! A follow up to our COVID-19 related VOLT series of Volunteer Now Members’ Session, looking at volunteering across themes: Volunteering in Youth Groups – How are things going in light of COVID-19? Thursday 24 September 2020, 11.00am – 12.00pm COVID-19 has changed how we do so many […]
Would you like to improve how you manage your volunteers? Would you like advice on developing volunteer agreements as well as how to support and motivate volunteers? We have adapted this programme to deliver it to you online. It has been designed specifically for our sector by NICVA and Volunteer Now and provides you with […]
The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers
14 September 2020
As we are living in the middle of a pandemic, volunteering has changed. Join Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd for a short session looking at volunteering during the pandemic and the future of volunteering post COVID-19. Date: Wednesday 23 September 2020 Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm Cost: £5 +VAT Book your place here. Joining information will be sent […]