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:
Information session – Fundraising Code and Volunteers
5 December 2019
Do you want to network, learn and share with other volunteer involving organisations? Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) is a free session for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Organised 4 times a year, sessions will address topics that those working with volunteers want to hear more about. […]
Sixteen young people from across Northern Ireland have received their Millennium Volunteer Ultimate Awards at an event held in the Long Gallery, Stormont. The Ultimate Awards recognise young people who give their own time, skills and enthusiasm to help individuals or charities in their community and are nominated by their organisations. Denise Hayward, CEO, Volunteer […]
International Volunteer Day (IVD) was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering and takes place each year on December 5th. This is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to […]