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OUR VISION

Building strong communities through volunteering.

OUR MISSION

Enabling people to offer their skills and time to build stronger, more active communities.

OUR VALUES

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.

Latest News

NEW Publication: Exploring Post-Pandemic Trends in Volunteer Participation and Wellbeing

20 June 2024

We’re pleased to share this interesting policy briefing paper with you, which aims to examine trends in volunteering across Northern Ireland following the Covid-19 pandemic.  There are some interesting findings on the recovery rates of volunteering across different demographics, along with a series of recommendations for Volunteer Now to consider moving forward. Download this new […]

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WEAAD 2024 Volunteer Now signing declaration

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2024

14 June 2024

Saturday 15 June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Let’s raise awareness of the abuse of older people, let’s prevent and stop it.  It is unacceptable!  Does your organisation provide services to older people?  Are you doing all you can to keep them safe? Volunteer Now provide safeguarding support and training – visit Safeguarding – […]

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Celebrate & explore with Eden Project Communities

7 June 2024

Eden Project Communities invites you to join an event to bring people together, connect to nature and explore community action on your doorstep.  Join them for this free one-day get together as we celebrate and explore. Whether you already run your own community project, you’ve got an idea you want to explore or you’re keen […]

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Volunteers Week 2024 launch pics

‘Humble Heros’ Across Northern Ireland Celebrated During Volunteers’ Week

3 June 2024

The voice for volunteering in Northern Ireland, Volunteer Now, has kicked off a week-long celebration of volunteers and the huge impact they have in local communities. Throughout the 40th Volunteers’ Week (3rd – 9th June), dozens of celebratory events and activities are taking place across Northern Ireland, bringing people who generously give their time for […]

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