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Befriending Training Workshop

21 September 2021

Our next Befriending Training Workshop, on Tuesday 19 October 2021, will cover the following: What is Befriending? Benefits of Befriending Effective communication skills: –  Body language and tone –  Face-to-face Vs Telephone –  Use of questions Boundaries   Once completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a FREE Befriending Top Tips publication. Click […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 1

20 September 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The first session on Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 10am-12pm is titled: Decide & Involve: What decisions involve everyone in your organisation? Join us as we explore and learn new and creative ways […]

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CONFERENCE 2021: Volunteering: Learning From Today, Prepared For Tomorrow

16 September 2021

Volunteer Now are delighted to host a major online volunteering conference on 2 December 2021. We know that volunteers have been at the forefront of the response to COVID, however, volunteer involving organisations have had to change what they do and how they involve volunteers to adapt to COVID restrictions. The pandemic has changed how […]

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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses in Belfast City Council Area

13 September 2021

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in the Belfast City Council area.  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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More FREE Training!

7 September 2021

We are delighted to be able to offer more FREE training, in partnership with the Halifax Foundation NI!  If you are an organisation with an income of less than £250k then we can offer you a FREE place on the training below. Fundraising for the Future Wednesday 13 October 2021  |  10am-12pm  |  Zoom Reaching […]

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The New Environment: Support & Supervision of Volunteers

2 September 2021

The next session of our Support & Supervision of Volunteers course is on Monday 4 October 2021 at 10am. During this session we will examine why Support and Supervision is important for volunteers and also your organisation. We will also look at good practice and how we ensure we are being proactive and not reactive […]

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Leadership & Dealing With Conflict

31 August 2021

The last Leadership session in September is Leadership & Dealing With Conflict on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 10am. This session examines leadership styles and theories, the principles of conflict management, recognising the REAL problem and dealing with it through active listening and support and supervision. The Leadership Series of courses consists of 4 different […]

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Inclusion & Diversity = Equity & Equality NEW Courses

26 August 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd introduce another series of new courses!  Working in partnership with JoinHer, we bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality.  Attend all four sessions to gain new knowledge and experience. Is your organisation inclusive and managed in a way that encourages the involvement of and is […]

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Are You An Expert In Governance?

25 August 2021

We are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual or consortium of individuals to undertake a review and refresh of content of www.diycommitteeguide.org – the online governance resource. For more information, download the Tender Application Pack.  Submission date is 2.00pm on 14 September 2021.

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Leadership & Working With Teams

23 August 2021

Following on from Thinking of Myself as a Leader, the third session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses in September is Leadership & Working With Teams. This session, on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 10am-1pm, looks at how we get the best from our teams and how to effectively manage change […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

16 August 2021

As we move through the road map out of restrictions, and head towards post pandemic, we understand volunteering has changed for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. Join Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd for a short session to look at volunteering as we travel through the road map towards post pandemic.  What does the future hold in […]

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AGM

13 August 2021

You are warmly invited to Volunteer Now’s AGM: Date: Thursday 16 September 2021 Time:  3.00pm Location:  Skainos Centre, Belfast / Zoom The papers can be downloaded here and included are: Agenda of the meeting Minutes from the last meeting Notice of AGM Proxy voting form   Please RSVP to nicole.fitzsimons@volunteernow.co.uk by Tuesday 14 September 2021, […]

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Could You Be A Trustee of Volunteer Now?

12 August 2021

Volunteer Now’s AGM is coming up on 16 September 2021 at 3pm and we are keen to elect some new Trustees from our member organisations. We are looking for people who are strong supporters of volunteering, who are interested in good governance and who want to help to shape the services and support which Volunteer […]

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Thinking of Myself as a Leader

12 August 2021

The second session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses in September is Thinking of Myself as a Leader on Thursday 9 September 2021. The session will examine communication styles – your own and those of others.  We will look at conformity and why it matters when leading an organisation, programme or […]

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Leadership & Why It Matters

10 August 2021

The first session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses is Leadership & Why It Matters on Tuesday 7 September 2021.  During the session, you will examine the difference between management and leadership, look at why leadership matters and what can be most difficult and challenging about leadership of an organisation, programme […]

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FREE Training Places

29 July 2021

Are you an organisation with an income of less than £250k?  Then we can offer you a free place on the training below, in partnership with Halifax Foundation NI! The New Environment: Volunteers & the Law In the new environment, we will explore legal boundaries and clarify best practice when involving volunteers. Dates:  Wednesday 6 […]

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EA Registered Groups: FREE Training Session

21 July 2021

EA Registered Groups Only The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers Wednesday 25 August 2021  |  2pm-3.30pm (Zoom) As we move through the road map out of restrictions, and head towards post pandemic, we understand volunteering has changed for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. Join Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd for a short session to look […]

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Leadership Series of Courses

19 July 2021

In April we launched our new Training Schedule, which included a NEW Leadership Series of Courses! The next round of sessions are now scheduled for September (details below).  The series consists of 4 different but complimentary sessions and each session covers a different topic regarding leadership of an organisation, programme or project. Some of the […]

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Free Online Training!

1 July 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Area Keeping Children & Adults Safe: An Introduction This course covers the legal and policy context, categories of abuse and possible indicators, dealing with a disclosure, reporting concerns and code of behaviour. ♦  Wednesday 22 September 2021  |  10am-1pm Keeping […]

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New Series of VOLT Sessions

29 June 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. July 2021 Mid-Project Briefing (investigating the volunteering response to the pandemic) Wednesday 21 July 2021  |  11.00am-12.30pm  |  sandra.faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk Diversity Within Your Volunteer Team Thursday 29 July 2021  |  11.00am-12.30pm   August 2021 […]

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Mid-Project Briefing Invitation

28 June 2021

Volunteer Now have been working in partnership with the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Group on a 4-Nation comparative study, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), which had the objective of investigating the volunteering response to the pandemic. This is an exciting study with the aim of providing results which will help guide […]

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Summer School

22 June 2021

Volunteer Now and Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd are delighted to announce our partnership with Halifax Foundation NI. Halifax Foundation NI have funded us to deliver FREE,  live sessions, recorded webinars and publications to provide added value to grant holders in receipt of grants provided to organisations by Halifax Foundation NI, and to those organisations with […]

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New Publication – AccessNI: What You Need to Know

22 June 2021

Volunteer Now have just launched a new publication – AccessNI: What You Need to Know.  This replaces the publications Disclosure and Barring in NI: Adults and Disclosure and Barring in NI: Children. This new publication includes all the information contained within the two former publications and much more.  It looks at the registration process with […]

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NEW Managing & Motivating Volunteers On Demand Course

16 June 2021

This year to celebrate the end of Volunteers’ Week in 2021 and in time for ‘Thank You Day’, Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd has some exciting news as we continue to embrace the NEW ENVIRONMENT of Volunteers. We bring you another new online method of building your volunteer management skills. We are delighted to announce the […]

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On Demand Courses

16 June 2021

Volunteer Now & Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have brought all our on demand courses together on one page.  You can find out more information on each of our On Demand Courses and register for any of them.  Once registered, you can complete them in your own time, on any device, anywhere! Click here to go […]

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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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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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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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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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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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