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NI Chest Heart & Stroke seeks Walking Group Volunteers

10 July 2023

NI Chest Heart & Stroke need volunteers to help NICHS staff with walking groups for service users living with a heart condition.   A staff member will lead the walk and you will support them and walk with the group.  Routes for walking groups are flat, friendly and accessible to people who need some support to […]

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Good Relations Week 2023

7 July 2023

Continuing to build upon the progress already achieved in pursuit of empowering change within our communities, Good Relations Week 2023 returns from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September 2023. This year’s event will embody the spirit of togetherness as we celebrate the remarkable peace-building and cultural diversity efforts to tackle sectarianism, racism, and inequality across […]

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The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

26 June 2023

Celebrating the outstanding work of local volunteer groups across the UK Following the Accession of King Charles III, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will now become The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS). Every day, millions of people across the UK are making a difference by volunteering.  Each year, outstanding examples of this work […]

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Investigating the Cost-of-Living Crisis: A 9-Month Panel Survey

23 June 2023

by Andrew Hanna, Research & Information Officer, Volunteer Now The Voluntary & Community Sector: A Qualitative Study Investigating the Impact of the Cost-of-Living Crisis Volunteer Now has been undertaking a piece of qualitative research over the past 9 months, aiming to discover how organisations adapted and found their experience of the cost-of-living crisis. Organisations selected […]

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Deafblind Awareness Week: 26 June – 2 July 2023

20 June 2023

Deafblind Awareness Week is 26th June to 2nd July and Deafblind UK are asking everyone to tune in to their sight and hearing! This means being aware of changes and looking out for signs of deterioration in yourself and others. During the week, they’ll be sharing information about the early signs of sight and hearing […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2023

15 June 2023

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  Ruth Mulholland, our Safeguarding Manager has a few words to say about safeguarding culture within organisations – please listen to our ask, sign the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Declaration to demonstrate your commitment to safeguard, and help stop the abuse of older people http://www.inpea.net/ […]

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Loneliness Awareness Week 2023

7 June 2023

The Marmalade Trust is the UK’s leading loneliness charity offering support for all ages and the only charity in the world specifically dedicated to raising awareness of loneliness. They first launched Loneliness Awareness Week (‘LAW’) in 2017 and it grows in momentum each year across the UK and internationally. This years Loneliness Awareness Week takes place from […]

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Good Relations Week 2023 To Embrace Togetherness

7 June 2023

Local groups and businesses are urged to participate in the annual Community Relations Council event taking place this September Good Relations Week 2023 is in preparation mode with a mission to embody the spirit of togetherness as it celebrates peace-building and cultural diversity in its annual contribution  to eradicating sectarianism, racism, and inequality across the […]

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HMS Caroline volunteers help to preserve Belfast’s First World War ship  

7 June 2023

HMS Caroline is marking National Volunteer Week (1 – 7 June) by celebrating the dedicated team of volunteers who continue to play a key role in preserving Belfast’s historic First World War ship – a landmark in the city for 100 years and now a unique ‘must-see’ visitor attraction. HMS Caroline volunteers play an important […]

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The Big Help Out: The Statistics Behind The Campaign

22 May 2023

by Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now Volunteering was to the fore as a theme during the celebrations for the Coronation of King Charles earlier this month.  The publicity surround the Big Help Out helped to shine a light on the vital role that volunteers are playing every day in our communities.  Over the past […]

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Inspired by the Coronation Celebrations and the Big Help Out?

15 May 2023

No doubt you saw and read lots of coverage about the Big Help Out across the Coronation weekend. The aim of the Big Help out was to inspire and encourage people to volunteer and give a little bit of time to organisations just like yours.  #iwill ambassadors Corin and Colt attended the Coronation Big Lunch […]

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Local Groups Urged to Make More of Unloved Land Through Grants Scheme

11 May 2023

The council-led funding is available until the end of May Community-based organisations are being asked to share their ideas for projects that revitalise overlooked rural and urban spaces and build pride in communities. The Smalls Grants Scheme, managed by the Live Here Love Here campaign, is open for applications from 11 May to 31 May, […]

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Global Intergenerational Week 2023

28 April 2023

Did you know its Global Intergenerational Week this week?  Global Intergenerational Week, is a campaign connecting everyone who is passionate about everything intergenerational.  It is now in its fourth year and we are so excited as this year it is bigger and better than ever with 15 countries participating! The week runs from 24 April […]

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VOLT Session: The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

28 April 2023

Following the Accession of King Charles III, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will now become The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS). The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest Award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.  It is the MBE for […]

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QAVS Congratulations!

19 April 2023

Congratulations to Lagan Search and Rescue who have been formally presented with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!  Their success had been announced in June 2022. A truly inspirational group of volunteers, they have literally saved countless lives since their inception over 10 years ago.  They are the last recipient of this award in Northern […]

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Volunteer at the Clearer Water Antrim Coast Half Marathon!

17 April 2023

The Clearer Water Antrim Coast Half Marathon is an event building in stature and calibre year-on-year and has been approved by World Athletics as an Elite event.  It will take place on Sunday 27 August 2023, kicking off from the Chaine Memorial Tower in Larne.  The Classic Street Mile & Kids Race will take place […]

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RQIA seeks volunteers for Care Home inspections

30 March 2023

In this exciting regional initiative, the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority (RQIA) plan to involve service users and members of the public as Inspection Support Volunteers, initially in the Care Homes setting.  This will enhance opportunities to listen to the lived experience of service users,  their families and carers as a vital part of the […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2023 Launched!

29 March 2023

Volunteer Now launches new campaign to celebrate and inspire more volunteers ahead of Volunteers’ Week 2023 With just over two months to go until Volunteers’ Week 2023, taking place 1-7 June, Volunteer Now is calling on communities and businesses to give volunteering a go and be the change that we want to see as it […]

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Could you help people with brain injuries?

29 March 2023

Have you 2 hours each week to share with a group of adults who have an acquired brain injury? Headway is the leading UK charity providing help and support to adults affected by acquired brain injury and they need volunteers to help with their weekly sessions at groups throughout Northern Ireland. You will learn a […]

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FREE Seminar: Volunteering & Net Zero

28 March 2023

*This is now a hybrid event* Impact the world without impacting the planet As the world commits to achieving Net Zero status, what does this mean for volunteering? Join Martin J Cowling and Volunteer Now for a thought provoking and engaging free seminar that will consider the four cases (see below) for Net Zero volunteering, potential […]

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A Research Snapshot: Volunteering and the Voluntary Sector

21 March 2023

by Andrew Hanna, Research & Information Officer, Volunteer Now Volunteer Now is currently undertaking a 9-month study designed to understand the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on volunteering.  This blog summarises the findings from the second set of interviews, completed in February 2023.  For a summary of interview 1 findings, click here: https://www.volunteernow.co.uk/volunteering-the-impact-of-the-cost-of-living-crisis/. WHAT DID […]

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NICHS seeks volunteers throughout Northern Ireland

15 March 2023

NICHS care services offer those affected by chest heart & stroke conditions to take part in a programme of activities and socialise with those who have been through a similar experience.  Volunteers are needed throughout NI for the following projects (click the link for more details and to register) Surviving Stroke in the Community – […]

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New NISRA Report on Wellbeing & Engagement

13 March 2023

A new NISRA report shows that adults in Northern Ireland who volunteer have higher levels of life satisfaction and good health than people who do not volunteer.  Volunteers are also less lonely than people who do not volunteer.  This report provides evidence for many of the anecdotal positive stories of the life affirming benefits of […]

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Coronation Champions Awards – nominations NOW OPEN!

9 March 2023

Royal Voluntary Service have recently launched the Coronation Champions Awards in partnership with Her Majesty The Queen Consort. The awards are an official Coronation project, created to celebrate the contribution of the UK’s extraordinary volunteers, and aim to recognise volunteers (aged 14 and over) from all backgrounds and communities across the UK who are giving […]

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Community & Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support – Future Plans

1 March 2023

Volunteer Now is circulating this survey on behalf of the Department for Communities.  The Department is reviewing the arrangements for infrastructure support under which Volunteer Now and other organisations are funded.  We are encouraging members to complete this short survey to let the Department know about the challenges you are facing in volunteering at the […]

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QAVS Congratulations!

20 February 2023

Congratulations to two Co Antrim groups of volunteers, who were presented with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Awards in January by the HM Lord Lieutenant of Co Antrim! Ballymaconnelly Renewal Group Monkstown Community Association   The above organisations were part of a group of 13 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland awarded the Queens’s Award […]

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Looking for a life–changing experience?

20 February 2023

Corrymeela’s Horizons Volunteer Programme offers you the opportunity to spend a year living at their Ballycastle Centre, assisting teams as they deliver programmes for groups from different backgrounds and enabling participants to nurture deeper relationships and explore how to live well together. They are now recruiting for their Horizons volunteer programme 2023–24.  Find out more […]

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Street Soccer NI seeks new volunteers!

13 February 2023

Street Soccer NI are a charity that uses football to bring positive change to people’s lives, set up for the disadvantaged groups of society such as the homeless, people with addictions, mental health issues, ex prisoners, refugees, asylum seekers and long term unemployed.   They run 10 weekly sessions in Belfast and Derry/Londonderry including women’s football […]

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Get Ready for Recruitment!

13 February 2023

by Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now Over the next few months Volunteer Now is planning to focus on recruiting and recognising volunteers in the run up to Volunteers’ Week through our Give It A Go campaign.  We know there is a need to focus on recruitment to support rebuilding volunteering in many organisations.  Volunteer […]

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Unleash the Power of Volunteers

8 February 2023

Increased demand for services and pressure on staff teams in charity organisations, mean that there has never been a better time than now, to optimise the incredible resource that volunteers offer. Volunteers provide a resource to charities –  freely given and rooted in commitment to your purpose – but with reduced numbers of people volunteering […]

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