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:
You might have heard that we have changed our volunteer opportunities search system through social media or our recent newsletters. This is now a reality – our new platform is powered by Be Collective and has been launched on Volunteer Now’s website. If you’ve already completed the registration process, you can now share your volunteer […]
A New Year and a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the many Trustees in Northern Ireland who give their time freely to ensure that good governance and leadership is essential for local charities to be effective, accountable and sustainable. The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with CO3 and […]
We have managed to secure a discount code for the fully revised fourth edition of The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook, written by Rob Jackson, Mike Locke, Dr Eddy Hogg and Rick Lynch, which has just been published! It is available to buy now from Directory of Social Change at a 15% discount for a limited […]
Volunteer Now’s new volunteer management system – Coming Soon!
12 December 2019
Volunteer Now are moving to a new volunteer management system, Be Collective. Organisations currently registered with Volunteer Now have the facility to promote their volunteering opportunities on www.volunteernow.co.uk. This new system will provide each of our member organisations with an opportunity to promote opportunities, access to real time reporting and data as well as end to end […]