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Action Changes Things

3 May 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned activist or a novice who’s hungry for change, Action Changes Things will support you in your crusade for social justice. Taking place in Crumlin Road Gaol on Wednesday 29 May, this social justice and activism conference is bringing together expert organisations/academics to share their successes and learnings in activism. Topics include ‘Does […]

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Trustees’ Annual Reporting Conference

1 May 2019

4 June 2019  –  10.00am-1.00pm NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast The preparation of the Trustees Annual Report, and transmission of it to the Charity Commission, is a legal requirement for all registered charities but it doesn’t have to be a tick box exercise… The Trustees Annual Report (TAR) must include information on how a charity […]

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On the run for Volunteers’ Week!

30 April 2019

A team of five trustees and staff from Volunteer Now have formed a relay team to participate in Belfast City Marathon to help raise funds for Volunteer’s Week 2019 which takes place 1-7 June each year. Volunteer Now is the Northern Ireland partner of this UK wide campaign which exists to celebrate and thank the many […]

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The Big Lunch

24 April 2019

Grab a Chair & Something to Share! This nationwide celebration of community spirit initiated by the Eden Project and partnered by National Lottery Community Fund is celebrating its tenth year and in Northern Ireland we want to get as many little gatherings happening as possible, because when we take time to chat it can make […]

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Launch of Volunteers’ Week 2019

1 April 2019

The annual Volunteers’ Week UK 1–7 June recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.  In Northern Ireland, Volunteer Now takes the lead in promoting and encouraging volunteer involving organisations to celebrate their volunteers for all the hard work and commitment they offer. The theme for this year is ‘Time to Celebrate’ and […]

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New Training Calendar!

1 April 2019

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to launch our new training calendar on Monday 1 April 2019. Courses include Developing a Volunteer Programme, Keeping it Legal: Volunteers & the Law, The 3 R’s: Recruit, Retain, Reward, and many more. To celebrate the launch of our new training calendar, we have two offers available for all […]

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New volunteering statistics for Northern Ireland

29 March 2019

The Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency have published the new volunteering statistics for N Ireland.  These are the first results for volunteering since the questions were moved onto the Continuous Household Survey and cover the period of 2017/8.  The Main Findings were: In 2017/18, over a quarter (27%) of […]

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Northern Ireland Parents’ Parliament

27 March 2019

Following the success of the first two Northern Ireland Parents’ Parliament in Bangor and Magherafelt,  parliaments have been planned in Newry, Omagh and Belfast, with a final Parliament to be held in the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Belfast in late 2019. This final event will be a culmination of all the regional Parents’ Parliaments with […]

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Events & Volunteering Toolkit

27 March 2019

Volunteer Now and Tourism Northern Ireland have launched a great resource to help event organisers involve volunteers in an effective and meaningful way and support the development of volunteering at national and international events across Northern Ireland. The Events & Volunteering Toolkit has been designed to support you to confidently involve volunteers in your event […]

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New Training Calendar & Free Review!

6 March 2019

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to announce their new training calendar will be launched on Monday 1 April 2019. Most of our courses for April, May & June are already on our website here and July 2019-March 2020 courses will be launched on Monday 1 April. We have two launch offers available for all […]

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Income Generation & Building Capacity Conference 2019

27 February 2019

Tuesday 26 March 2019 at the National Football Stadium, Windsor Park at 6pm. This conference will provide National Governing Bodies of sport, their clubs and other sports organisations with some advice and support on how to generate more income for your organisation and also build the capacity of your organisation when planning your activities. There […]

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Volunteering – it’s a love thing

13 February 2019

Research reveals that an amazing 74% of people across Northern Ireland cite personal enjoyment as the top reason they volunteer, confirming that volunteering is indeed ‘a love thing’.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Volunteer Now is encouraging people to spread the love, or at least the word, that people Love to Volunteer! Two […]

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Small Capital Grants Programme 2018/19 (CLOSED)

7 February 2019

**Applications are now closed** Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. The purpose of this Programme is to promote Partnership and Collaboration among Voluntary and Community organisations. As such the amount of grant available to applicants […]

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Men’s Health Event – 5 March

5 February 2019

We will be holding a Men’s Health Event at Crumlin Road Gaol on Tuesday 5th March from 10.30-2.00pm. It will be an action-packed morning with information stands, entertainment and activities (see list below).  There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the jail and refreshments will be provided. If you know of […]

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QUB RAG invite applications for their Charity Partners

4 February 2019

It is that time of year when QUB RAG (Raise & Give) are inviting applications for their Charity Partners in the next academic year (2019-20). Queen’s University Belfast RAG (Raise & Give) is the official fundraising group of the Students’ Union, priding themselves on creativity and fundraising that is slightly beyond the norm; raising much […]

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Volunteer Organisations Linking Together session – 7 Feb

23 January 2019

TOPIC:  Involving Volunteers from Overseas Living in Northern Ireland DATE:  Thursday 7 February 2019  (10am-12.30pm) This is an opportunity to come together to share good practice and encourage the development of opportunities that appeal to a wide range of people from a variety of different backgrounds i.e  Refugees, Asylum seekers, migrants and students Join us to discuss: […]

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Elder Abuse: Are We Listening?

23 January 2019

Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland invites you to join them at their 3rd annual conference to explore how we listen to older people who have been victims of abuse, to hear the reality of their experiences and how we can work together to improve prevention and support. It will take place on Thursday 28 […]

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New Year, New You

15 January 2019

To many people, this New Year will be marked by an array of resolutions from joining a gym to changing career.  Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and developing volunteering across Northern Ireland, is asking people to think seriously about volunteering in order to maximise their success at sticking to such resolutions. Denise Hayward, […]

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Showcase Your Impact as a Leader

14 January 2019

Submit a Video for the 2019 Points of Light Conference! This year’s Points of Light Conference (June 18-20 in St. Paul, MN) will have a strong focus on volunteer engagement leadership, including an exciting plenary and over 40 breakout sessions.  Content for this track is being developed by practitioners in the field, led by the […]

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Youth volunteer numbers grow

11 January 2019

Volunteer Now in partnership with Ark and Young Life and Times, has launched their most recent research into the trends of 16 year olds and their volunteering. We were joined by Anita Dennison a young volunteer and #iwill ambassador and members of DE, EANI and volunteer involving organisations. The research examined attitudes to and involvement […]

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Free Training

11 January 2019

Is your group or organisation funded by Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Ulster–Scots Agency or Foras na Gaeilge?  Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is offering a range of free safeguarding training as part of our Department for Communities Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector project: Safeguarding Training: Exploring Good Practice Standards Keeping Children […]

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Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2019 – closing soon!

3 January 2019

The 2019 Awards are now OPEN for nominations! Download a nomination form and application pack and nominate your Litter Heroes today! These awards celebrate the tremendous efforts of groups and individuals across the province who embody the values of Live Here Love Here, making Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. If you […]

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Small Capital Grants Programme (CLOSED)

20 November 2018

Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. The purpose of this Programme is to promote Partnership and Collaboration among Voluntary and Community organisations. As such the amount of grant available to apply for will be dependent […]

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VOLT – Volunteer Organisations Linking Together 2018-19

13 November 2018

VOLT is an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations to network, learn and share.

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Everyone needs someone but not everyone has someone

1 November 2018

Befriending Week 1-7 November raises awareness of befriending and the impact it has on individuals and communities in helping combat feelings of isolation and loneliness. Volunteer Now is encouraging people to take a moment and think about the invaluable contribution made by local volunteers involved in befriending projects throughout Northern Ireland. For many years, Volunteer […]

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T:BUC Funding Forums

1 November 2018

ind out more about Executive Office Good Relations Funding by attending one of the T;BUC Funding Forums which are being held in each council area between 13 November and 6 December 2018. For venue/date locations and details of how to register visit www.tbucevents.eventbrite.co.uk. Programmes represented include: Central Good Relations Fund T:BUC Camps Programme Peace IV Planned […]

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VConnect & VTraining ENewsletters

22 October 2018

Click on the links below to view VConnect, our monthly enewsletter and VTraining, our training enewsletter. VConnect – Volunteering News & Views To sign up to receive VConnect, please click here to email your organisations details. VConnect September 2018   VTraining – Training News To sign up to receive VTraining, please click here to email your organisations details. VTraining […]

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