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COVID-19 and Rethinking Loneliness and Social Isolation

3 March 2021

The Institute of Public Health hosted a webinar on Thursday 25 February 2021,  focused on the impact of COVID-19 and rethinking loneliness and social isolation in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Loneliness is emerging as a key public health challenge for the population during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Evidence shows loneliness is a significant issue for population […]

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Volunteering During The Pandemic & Beyond – New NI Research

3 March 2021

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We are delighted to share findings from one of the first large scale surveys to assess the impact of COVID-19 on volunteering in Northern Ireland. […]

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Fermanagh TBUC Social Action Programme

1 March 2021

This video was developed and created by a group of young people from Fermanagh who were engaging in TBUC Social Action Programme, where they have been exploring the topics of identity, prejudice, stereotypes and what community relations is and its relevance today. With talks provided by South Eastern Fermanagh Foundation and NI Education Service around […]

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Safeguarding & DBS Barring – What You Need To Know

25 February 2021

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an important part of safeguarding and safer recruitment but not everyone understands what the service does and the […]

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Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit?

23 February 2021

VOLT Session: Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit? Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! On 25 January 2021, the Executive launched the public consultation on its Programme for Government […]

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Views From Some 2020 VOLT Sessions

22 February 2021

Last year, three of our VOLT (Volunteer Organisations Linking Together) sessions delved into a report for Government called “Levelling up our Communities: proposals for a new social covenant* (Danny Kruger MP Sept 20).  The report was Danny Kruger MP’s response to a request from the Prime Minister to consider ways of sustaining the community spirit […]

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Seeking your Support: Development of a Good Relations and Volunteering Toolkit

19 February 2021

Would you be interested in helping us produce a new resource over the lockdown period? Supported by The Executive Office we will be producing an on-line toolkit to help organisations develop the knowledge and skills of volunteers around Good Relations.   As we know Good Relations relates mainly to relationships between people from the section 75(2) […]

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Would you like to be part of something huge and make a difference?

12 February 2021

Volunteer Now are currently involved, along with British Red Cross and Ulster GAA, in the recruitment of volunteers in the role of a Meeter & Greeter to support the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Northern Ireland.  This role is an opportunity to help support our community against a pandemic that is affecting everyone.  […]

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March VOLT Sessions Available

9 February 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. March 2021 Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit? Thursday 4 March 2021  |  11am-12pm Safeguarding & DBS Barring – What You Need To Know Tuesday 9 March 2021  |  10am-12pm Volunteering […]

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25th Anniversary of Our Duty to Care

8 February 2021

On the 25th Anniversary of Our Duty to Care, Alec Walker, Keeping Safe trainer talks about safeguarding and the responsibilities of organisations and their staff and volunteers providing a service.  Well said Alec!   Ruth Mulholland, Safeguarding Manager tells us more about Our Duty to Care here.

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Eden Project Communities … virtual community camp

4 February 2021

Eden Project Communities next virtual Community Camp will be held in March 2021.  Community Camp is an immersive learning experience, offering a mix of practical activities, workshop sessions and networking opportunities for people from across the UK. Community Camp starts on Monday 1 March 2021 and will finish on Monday the 29th March. Each week will be themed covering subjects […]

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Investing in Volunteers Congratulations!

1 February 2021

We are delighted to announce that the following organisations successfully renewed their Investing in Volunteers Awards on Thursday 28 January 2021: Foyle Search and Rescue Victim Support NI   And we are also pleased to welcome Saint Joseph’s Shankill as a first time achiever in ROI, working with our sister organisation Volunteer Ireland. Volunteers being […]

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Celebrating the First Anniversary of Volunteer Now and Be Collective – Connecting Communities

28 January 2021

Volunteer Now is delighted to be celebrating the first anniversary of a successful partnership with Be Collective. Be Collective is an innovative tech company specialising in supporting organisations connect, create impact and support each other to benefit both organisation and volunteer alike. Together we bring a dynamic online digital solution to volunteer management enabling volunteer […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Our Duty To Care!

28 January 2021

This month sees the 25th Anniversary of the start of our safeguarding work.  Our Duty to Care (ODTC) was established in 1996 to promote the principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people, as outlined in the Our Duty To Care guidelines recognised by government and the voluntary and community sector.  […]

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Members Check In & Chat Session

27 January 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Volunteer Now has organised a Members’ Check In & Chat session. Join us on Thursday 4 February 2021 11am-12pm An informal session, just bring your cuppa!  You can tell us how you and your volunteers are doing and we will explore some ideas about what we can […]

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New Phone First Service for Health & Social Care Trusts in NI

26 January 2021

A new Phone First service is being rolled out over the Health & Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland to cover some Emergency Departments and Minor Injury Units. The Phone First service aims to ensure that patients can get direct access to the right care, avoiding busy waiting rooms and staying safe. The service is […]

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Don’t Do Lockdown Alone!

18 January 2021

Volunteer Now are delighted to be supporting the Great British Bubble – a new initiative sharing uplifting messages from people and communities helping to keep the UK going through COVID-19.  Don’t do lockdown alone! View the video our CEO Denise Hayward recorded for the Great British Bubble here: Follow the Great British Bubble on Twitter […]

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Information Resources Related to Covid-19

18 January 2021

Volunteer Now have published some information sheets for more guidance when involving volunteers and volunteering during the Coronavirus crisis. Domestic Violence and Abuse Factsheet (COVID-19) Good Practice Considerations for Groups Involving Volunteers in Response to COVID-19 Good Practice Guidelines for Volunteers When Volunteering for a COVID-19 Opportunity Guidelines for Providing Volunteers’ Out of Pocket Expenses […]

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Guidance for Volunteering During Lockdown

7 January 2021

As you know, in Northern Ireland we have moved once again into a period of tighter restrictions in an attempt to reduce the transmission of COVID -19 within our community.  Volunteer Now is therefore updating their guidance in terms of what this means for volunteering (click here to view).  We are asking volunteer involving organisations […]

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Fundraising Regulator Annual Event 2021

7 January 2021

Like many events impacted by COVID, this year’s event will be held virtually.  It offers a unique opportunity for charities, stakeholders and members of the public based in Northern Ireland to engage and hear about the Fundraising Regulator’s impact over the past year plus their plans for the future. Date:  Monday 8 February 2021 Time:  10.00am-11.00am The event will […]

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New Year & New Series of VOLT Sessions

6 January 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics.  This list will be added to. January 2021 More than Recruitment, Be Connected!  Be Collective! Thursday 21 January 2021  |  11am-12pm   February 2021 Members Check In & Chat Session Thursday 4 February […]

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NEW Online Attracting & Selecting Volunteers Course!

6 January 2021

Volunteer Now and Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are excited to announce the release of our new online training course – Attracting and Selecting Volunteers. We have been working tirelessly in the last few months to improve our product offering and service, and we believe that this course will help you enjoy your experience with online […]

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NICVA Launches Community Wellbeing & Resilience Programme

5 January 2021

NICVA has launched a new support package for community and voluntary sector staff and volunteers working on the frontline of the coronavirus response. Organised by NICVA, delivered by Inspire Wellbeing and supported by the Department for Communities, the project will provide access to specially developed online webinars, programmes and resources tailored to support individuals wellbeing. Communities Minister […]

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Keeping Connected in 2021

4 January 2021

Previous New Year plans are usually marked by an array of resolutions from joining a gym to considering a career change. This year is different as we continue to live in the shadow of a pandemic and we are still facing many Covid19 challenges, however, it isn’t all doom and gloom.  Positive stories abound – […]

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FREE WEBINAR: Safe Communication Online with Children & Young People

16 December 2020

With the absence of normal face-to-face activities during the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are having to look at alternative ways of staying connected with children and young people including text messaging, email and video calls. However, communication via these means brings safeguarding challenges that must be managed. Join Volunteer Now’s FREE webinar on 26 January 2021 […]

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The Diana Award – nominations now open

11 December 2020

The Diana Award want to hear all about more incredible young people and the game-changing work they’re doing to transform people’s lives!  If you know a young person that is changing the world around them, please let them know as they would love to champion them and their amazing work. WHAT IS THE DIANA AWARD? […]

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New Training Dates for January – March 2021

8 December 2020

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have added new training dates for January – March 2021.  All training will be online, delivered via Zoom.  If you don’t see what you need below, please get in touch and see what we can do – enterprise@volunteernow.co.uk. Volunteer Management Courses: The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers 12 January 2021, […]

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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses

8 December 2020

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in Belfast in the New Year.  All workshops will be online via Zoom. Leading The Way – Governance This session is aimed at both current committee members, as well as those who are seeking to join a committee for the […]

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FREE Keeping Adults Safe Training

7 December 2020

We have now scheduled FREE Keeping Adults Safe training for staff and volunteers working with adults.  These are refresher courses of Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers.  More dates coming for January and February! Keeping Adults Safe: Module 2 Refresher (Belfast Trust area) Keeping Adults Safe: Module 2 Refresher (Northern Trust area) Keeping […]

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Staying Connected at Christmas

3 December 2020

Volunteer Now has been working with BBC Northern Ireland and other local charities to develop a special Broadcast Appeal ‘Staying Connected at Christmas, overcoming loneliness – together’. Loneliness is something that many people will have experienced at some point in their lives. It can be difficult to talk about – and sometimes hard to overcome. […]

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