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Building strong communities through volunteering.
Enabling people to offer their skills and time to build stronger, more active communities.
Excellence and Creativity – We strive for excellence and creativity in all that we do, recognising that each person’s contribution is valuable.
Collaboration and teamwork – We value working with others, building and maintaining effective partnerships.
Respect and Inclusion – We celebrate diversity and promote inclusion to build a culture based on due regard for others.
Beneficiaries and Safeguarding – We focus on the achievement of positive outcomes for everyone involved in volunteering and apply recognised safeguarding principles to our work.
Click here to read our Strategic Plan 2020-2025.
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Mayor’s Community Awards 2024
27 November 2023
The Mayor’s Community Awards are back – and with five categories to choose from, Lisburn and Castlereagh residents are being urged to nominate the most deserving stars in their local area. Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC), Councillor Andrew Gowan, said: “The fantastic voluntary and community work taking place across the council is […]Read More
Shaping the Future Relationship with Government
15 November 2023
by Denise Hayward, Co-Chair Joint Forum – on behalf of the VCS Panel The Joint Forum was set up in 1988 to promote regular dialogue between the Voluntary and Community Sector and Departments of the NI Government. The forum is made up of public sector representatives and a Voluntary and Community Sector Panel (VCS Panel) […]Read More
Belfast is celebrating its older volunteers
14 November 2023
Volunteers make the world a better place for all of us. They share their time, skills, knowledge, and experience to make a positive difference in the places people live, learn, work, and relax. Volunteers contribute to the resilience of our communities and are the backbone of a compassionate and caring city. In recognition of this […]Read More
King’s Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations!
14 November 2023
Congratulations to 9 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland that are among the recipients of the first King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023! The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest civil Award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. 262 Awardees from across the […]Read More