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Statistics on the Experience of Volunteering

24 October 2019

This morning the Department of Communities released their report ‘Statistics on the Experience of Volunteering: Findings from the 2018/19 Continuous Household Survey’. The bulletin presents analysis on the following topics: Participation in volunteering; Types of voluntary work; Time spent volunteering; Volunteering experience; Factors that might encourage volunteering.   Read the report here.  

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Befriending Week 1-7 Nov

22 October 2019

Befriending Week takes place 1-7 November throughout the UK, raising awareness of befriending and the impact it has on individuals and communities in helping combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.  This year the Campaign will shine the spotlight on health and wellbeing.  Here in Northern Ireland Volunteer Now is encouraging people to take a moment […]

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Well Done You Spirited Souls with Giant Hearts!

4 October 2019

Have a look at this great video by Tourism NI – Volunteer Now is so proud to have been part of this Open experience with the support of the wonderful volunteers…you did the place proud, you spirited souls with giant hearts, the performance of a lifetime, you did indeed earn your curtain call!  Thank you!

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MEN 50+ … Take time to look after YOU!

4 October 2019

F R E E  M E N ‘ S  H E A L T H D A Y GIRDWOOD COMMUNITY HUB,  Girdwood Avenue, Belfast Friday 18 October 2019 10.30am – 2pm You’re invited to come along for a day of activities, entertainment, clubs, hobbies, games, volunteering, health advice, therapies, pamper sessions and leisure ideas.  There […]

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DfC Small Grants for Volunteering – Now open for Applications

2 October 2019

Department for Communities have secured funding towards the Volunteering Small Grants Programme for 2019/2020.  These small grants are a lifeline to the voluntary/community sector and we welcome this encouraging development.  Limavady Community Development Initiative Ltd (LCDI), acting as lead for the Association of Independent Volunteer Centres (AIVC) & North West Volunteer Centre, are responsible for […]

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FREE Accreditation!

1 October 2019

We have a SPECIAL OFFER on 2 of our courses! Managing & Motivating Volunteers – Book by 18 October 2019 and get FREE Accreditation! Saving £85 +VAT. Train the Trainers – Book by 1 November 2019 and get FREE Accreditation! Saving £80 +VAT.

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Mayor’s Community Awards 2020

26 September 2019

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council, Councillor Alan Givan, along with members of the Assessment Panel has launched the 2020 Mayor’s Community Awards to acknowledge the outstanding contribution and commitment of volunteers across the council area. We want you to nominate your worthy local individual or group.  The seven award categories up for grabs […]

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Age-friendly Belfast Convention 2019

25 September 2019

Age-friendly Belfast Invites you to the Age-friendly Belfast Convention 2019 When: Tuesday 1st October Where: Belfast City Hall Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Come and celebrate International Older Persons Day, Positive Ageing Month, hear progress on the plan and try something new! To register call 028 90270428 or email positiveageingmonth@belfastcity.gov.uk

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Good Governance – helping you to get it right

25 September 2019

The Developing Governance Group has been working on revising the Code of Good Governance to make it easier for trustees to use.  The revised Code is now ready for consultation with the sector and will be presented to hear your views. Good governance is essential for the success of any organisation and is now more important than […]

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