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Humans of Volunteer Now

10 June 2021

We have a new section on our website, inspired by the Humans of New York, spotlighting experiences of Volunteer Now’s Events Team volunteers. Check it out here – Humans of Volunteer Now.

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An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards in All Sectors

7 June 2021

An Open Letter to Senior Managers & Boards of Volunteer Involving & Deploying Organisations in all Sectors The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant.  Yet amongst all the gloom of the last year, volunteers have been a source of hope and optimism, supporting the most vulnerable in our society in a myriad of […]

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New funding opportunity – Small Capital Grants Programme

3 June 2021

On behalf of the Department for Communities (DfC), Co-operation Ireland announces the opening of the 2021/22 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. The Programme, which has a total fund of £950,000, is aimed at assisting voluntary and community organisations purchase items of equipment to enhance and sustain the activities and services they provide to […]

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Voluntary Action Responses to the Pandemic

2 June 2021

Volunteer Now have been working in partnership with the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Group on a 4-nation comparative study, investigating the voluntary action responses to the pandemic.  The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Feel free to visit the project website (see below) to meet the excellent team and find […]

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021 Congratulations!

2 June 2021

Volunteer Now is delighted that 15 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland have been awarded the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service, in 2021.  The Queen’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.  We are very pleased that […]

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Volunteer & Belonging Together: Good Relations & Volunteering Toolkit

2 June 2021

This Toolkit is a great starting point for encouraging volunteers to think about good relations and diversity, and we hope it will provide you with material to explore the issues and enhance your practice; to have useful, challenging and enjoyable sessions; and that it also provides sufficient further information for future work with volunteers. We […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2021

1 June 2021

Happy Volunteers’ Week! To launch this week of celebration we’re delighted to share this message from Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey.  You can find out more on our Volunteers’ Week page. You can follow the hashtags #VolunteersWeek #VolunteersWeek2021on Twitter this week for all the wonderful news of volunteers and volunteering.

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Launch of Volunteer Now Youth Impact Awards

27 May 2021

The Power of Youth We are delighted to be launching our Youth Impact Awards next week, and we would like to invite you to come along to a special webinar for ‘Power of Youth Day’ on Wednesday 2 June from 12-1pm.  Power of Youth Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the contribution of young […]

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We Are Together International Prize

20 May 2021

Global Laureate Program Awarded to citizens and organisations for their great contribution to solving important humanitarian problems. IAVE, Association of Volunteer Centres, UN Volunteers, Rosmolodezh and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are the organising committee for the We Are Together International Prize. The Prize is a laureate program aimed at recognising individuals and organisations for their […]

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Another Great Reason to Register for The Big Lunch!

19 May 2021

The Big Lunch 2021 is coming on 5-6 June and people across the UK are invited to take time for our neighbours and do something kind in our communities.  It’s also part of a #MonthofCommunity and there’s more reasons than ever to take part. Say cheers to volunteers, connect with neighbours and friends, fundraise or […]

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Grants now open for Men’s 50+ groups in Belfast

19 May 2021

There are a small number of grants available to support the expansion of existing groups engaging men aged 50+ as well as establishing new men’s 50+ groups in Belfast. A key outcome for this grant are activities focused on recruiting and retaining new members. To be eligible groups applying for the grant must have or […]

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The Big Lunch Prize Draw

17 May 2021

The Big Lunch is all about celebrating community connections and getting to know each other better.  Join in with neighbourly acts of friendship where you live! There are more reasons than ever to take part as The Big Lunch kicks of a #MonthofCommunity.  Starting with Volunteers week at the start of June and running through […]

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QAVS Congratulations!

14 May 2021

Congratulations to The Conservation Volunteer NI who were presented with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary  Service Award yesterday!  They were presented the Award by the Lord Lieutenant for Belfast, Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle CBE. The prestigious award is given for exceptional volunteer activity that is making an impact in the community.  It is the highest civil Award […]

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Month of Community

5 May 2021

What is it? The Month of Community is about creating a focal point in the year to bring people together to reconnect, celebrate what’s local and help bolster the recovery effort with something that touches everyone.  It’s an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in […]

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Air Ambulance NI Receive the Investing in Volunteers Award!

4 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Air Ambulance NI were awarded the Investing in Volunteers Award on Wednesday 28 April 2021! Want to know more? Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.  A new IiV standard consisting of 6 Quality Areas was recently launched […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2021 Launched!

4 May 2021

Charities urge everyone to take the time to say thanks to volunteers. With less than one month to go until Volunteers’ Week 2021, taking place 1-7 June, charities around the UK are encouraged to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers. Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign, entering its 37th year, which […]

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New VOLT Sessions

4 May 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. May 2021 Vaccines & Enforcement Within Your Volunteer Pool Thursday 13 May 2021  |  2.00pm-3.00pm   June 2021 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Thursday 3 June 2021  |  2.00pm-3.00pm Maintaining The Mental Health […]

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The Big Lunch 2021

26 April 2021

Make a big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities Register early for #TheBigLunch on the 5-6 June and receive a free pack of seeds to celebrate growing connections. The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities. Every year in June […]

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NEW Training Schedule Just Released!

26 April 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have just released new training dates for the forthcoming year!  All training will be online, delivered via Zoom. Just click on the name of the course you are interested in to find out dates, times and to book online. And don’t forget – we also have our online Attracting & Selecting […]

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Communicating Safely Online

22 April 2021

Are you communicating with children and young people online through your work or volunteering?  If so, we have scheduled a FREE webinar that looks at the safeguarding issues your organisation need to consider.  Click on the date that suits below to find out more and book your place online. Wednesday 26 May 2021  |  11am-12pm […]

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Dealing With A Disclosure

21 April 2021

With many face to face services for children and adults opening up again, it is vital that staff and volunteers are prepared for disclosures of abuse. Are your staff and volunteers confident in how to respond to a disclosure?  Do they know how to record and report the information?  Watch this short video below which […]

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Afternoon Tea Boxes Initiative

19 April 2021

Members of the Mid and East Antrim Loneliness Network, Volunteer Now and Larne Community Development Project joined together to secure funding from the Northern Trust’s Activity Programme to provide ‘Afternoon Tea Boxes’ to 25 individuals deemed lonely and isolated living within the Larne area. A small Larne based business was approached and agreed to provide […]

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Now open … Live Here Love Here small grants scheme

16 April 2021

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme is an incredible opportunity for local communities to apply for a grant between £500 to £3000 to improve their environment and promote a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. Launched by 10 of the 11 Local Councils, Northern Ireland Housing Executive and Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful, […]

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NEW Leadership Series of Courses!

15 April 2021

As part of our new Training Schedule, we have included a NEW Leadership Series of courses! Some of the topics explored over the series are leadership styles, communication styles, why leadership matters, conformity, how to get the best from your team, how to effectively manage change within an organisation, programme or project and much more. […]

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Independent Review of Charity Regulation Engagement Meetings

12 April 2021

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 is being reviewed and your views are important to the Independent Review Panel (‘the Panel’).  The […]

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NEW Investing in Volunteers Standard Launched!

30 March 2021

Along with our UK Partners, Volunteer Now is pleased to announce the launch of a new Investing in Volunteers Standard consisting of 6 Quality Areas. For those that don’t know, Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.   Achieving the standard shows your volunteers, and potential volunteers, how […]

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Funding opportunity for groups in Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon

30 March 2021

Good News.  DfC have released funding to support the volunteers working in the volunteer led community groups delivering against Covid-19. Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer Bureau will be delivering the scheme in partnership with Armagh Banbridge Craigavon Council. Grants of up to £500 will be available to cover volunteer costs. (Subject to number of applications) PPE […]

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Leadership & Good Governance Awards 2021

18 March 2021

This past year has provided many challenges! The Leadership and Good Governance Awards 2021 provides an opportunity to shine a light on the many Trustees in Northern Ireland who have given their time freely to ensure that good governance and leadership has been continuing during the pandemic. The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by […]

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Belfast Harbour Community Awards Fund

18 March 2021

Belfast Harbour has launched its 2021 Belfast Harbour Community Awards Fund, a new £50,000 programme designed to help support the work of grass-roots community organisations and charities. The Fund will provide individual grants of up to £2,500 and will be open to eligible community organisations, not for profit groups, and charities which are registered in […]

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Nominations Opening Soon!

15 March 2021

Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 will open on 1 April 2021. The prestigious award is given for exceptional volunteer activity that is making an impact in the community. Do you know a group worthy of recognition?  Sandra Adair is the recently appointed NI Representative for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service […]

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