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Trustees’ Week 2023 (6-10 November)

1 November 2023

Trustees’ Week is a time  to celebrate the achievements of over 1 million trustees across the UK.  The theme this year is Many voices. Working together. With purpose.  As our external environment continues to change, we face new challenges. The positive impact you make as a trustee is invaluable to a sector that is now […]

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The Institute of Volunteer Leadership

14 September 2023

The Institute of Volunteer Leadership (IVL) is a new initiative jointly organised by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now.  It aims to unite leaders of volunteers from both Ireland and Northern Ireland, whether paid or unpaid, to create a vibrant network of knowledge sharing and professional development.  IVL envisions a future where leaders of volunteers can […]

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Good Relations Week 2023

7 July 2023

Continuing to build upon the progress already achieved in pursuit of empowering change within our communities, Good Relations Week 2023 returns from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th September 2023. This year’s event will embody the spirit of togetherness as we celebrate the remarkable peace-building and cultural diversity efforts to tackle sectarianism, racism, and inequality across […]

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FREE Seminar: Volunteering & Net Zero

28 March 2023

*This is now a hybrid event* Impact the world without impacting the planet As the world commits to achieving Net Zero status, what does this mean for volunteering? Join Martin J Cowling and Volunteer Now for a thought provoking and engaging free seminar that will consider the four cases (see below) for Net Zero volunteering, potential […]

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£10 Off Volunteer Management On Demand Courses!

18 January 2023

We currently have a fantastic offer of £10 off each of our Volunteer Management On Demand Courses!  Just register for either Attracting & Selecting Volunteers and/or Managing & Motivating Volunteers On Demand Courses, and you only pay £35 +VAT instead of £45 +VAT. This offer is available until 28 February 2023.

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VOLT SESSION: Digitally Aware, Wise & Resilient

12 January 2023

We are continuing our new series of webinars on 8 February 2023 with ‘Digitally Aware, Wise & Resilient’ with guest speaker Dr Deborah Webster. With thanks to the Halifax Foundation for Northern Ireland, we are excited to deliver an interesting series of webinars to kickstart 2023, encouraging the Voluntary Sector to consider new approaches, ideas […]

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FREE course: Volunteering, Wellbeing & Me

9 January 2023

Have you ever wondered about volunteering? This course helps you develop the confidence and knowledge of how & where to start. You will learn all about the different types of volunteering there are, explore the benefits of volunteering for you personally, and for the wider world around you. You will see how volunteering can boost […]

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January 2023 Courses

6 December 2022

We have a number of volunteer management and safeguarding training courses coming up in January 2023: Diversity, Equity & Equality 1: Decide & Involve  |  17 Jan  |  10am-12pm Keeping Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers  |  19 Jan  |  10am-3.30pm Keeping Children & Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers  |  19 Jan  […]

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FREE Leadership Development Programme Deadline Extended!

26 October 2022

Belfast City Council is delivering a FREE leadership development programme to young volunteers within those numerous organisations who were involved in the provision of services to local residents and homeless people during the lockdown periods of 2020. You can read more about the programme here. REOPENED FOR REGISTRATION If you are interested and wish to secure […]

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Good Governance & Charity Regulation Update Seminars

13 October 2022

The Developing Governance Group in association with the Charity Commission would like to invite you to a free seminar focusing on governance and an update on charity regulation. The Developing Governance Group will explain how the Code of Good Governance can be used to help board/committee members achieve a greater understanding of what is expected […]

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TWO Special Offers On Our November Training!

10 October 2022

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have TWO special offers on our training in November! Offer 1: Book on all four Building Foundations courses in November and get a FREE place on any volunteer management course of your choice.* The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward |  1 Nov  |  10-11.30am The New Environment: Volunteer Induction |  3 […]

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Join us for the launch of ‘Pathways for Volunteering’

22 September 2022

Kellie Armstrong MLA is delighted to invite you to the Launch of ‘Pathways for Volunteering’ and an exploration of the challenges and opportunities for volunteering in Northern Ireland. Join us in The Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings on Tuesday 11 October 2022, as we share the research findings and your recommendations and give us your thoughts […]

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NEW Inclusion, Equity & Equality Sessions & Offer

14 September 2022

NEW Inclusion, Equity & Equality Sessions & Offer The best retention of diverse individuals in organisations is usually due to having a great sense of belonging.  Inclusion automatically occurs when we can collectively work together collaboratively.  What do you have in place that celebrates inclusion? Working in partnership with JoinHer, Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd bring […]

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Digitalisation & Volunteering – Workshop 4: Sharing Our Learnings

12 September 2022

Join your fellow volunteer managers across the island of Ireland in the last in the series of the Digitalisation and Volunteering workshops hosted by Volunteer Now and Volunteer Ireland. At this FREE ‘in person’ session at the Carrickdale Hotel & Spa, Carrickcarnan, Ravensdale, Dundalk we will explore the lessons learnt during the project and the […]

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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses in Belfast City Council Area

10 September 2022

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in the Belfast City Council area.  Each course is being delivered face-to-face and online – please choose the one which suits you. The Code of Good Governance Healthcheck This governance healthcheck is a self assessment tool which has been devised […]

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Leadership Development Programme for Young Volunteers

30 August 2022

Belfast City Council is delivering a leadership development programme to young volunteers within those numerous organisations who were involved in the provision of services to local residents and homeless people during the lockdown periods of 2020. You can read more about the programme here. LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The closing date for final submission of […]

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Volunteer Now AGM 2022

17 August 2022

You are warmly invited to Volunteer Now’s AGM: Date: Thursday 15 September 2022 Time:  3.00pm Location:  Skainos Centre, Belfast 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 by Tuesday 13 September 2022.

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NEW VOLT Session for September – Volunteer Driving

9 August 2022

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! Join us at this session where we will be joined by Noeleen Lynch, Director for Northern Ireland, Community Transport Association.  We will be hearing more […]

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A Tribute To Our Dear Colleague Helen Beggs

21 July 2022

Everyone in Volunteer Now is deeply saddened at the recent passing of our dear friend and colleague Helen Beggs.  Helen worked for Volunteer Now for 16 years, spending all that time within the Our Duty to Care Team.  Many of you will know that Helen’s area of work focused on keeping children and adults safe, […]

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Leadership Sessions in August

18 July 2022

We have two Leadership Sessions scheduled for August: Thinking of Myself as a Leader  |  10 August 2022  |  10am-1pm Leadership & Why it Matters  |  11 August 2022  |  10am-1pm   To find out more about each course and to enrol, please click on the relevant session above.

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Befriending Training Workshop

20 June 2022

Our next Befriending Training Workshop, on Thursday 7 July 2022, 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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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022

15 June 2022

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2022.  To mark the day, Volunteer Now have committed to signing the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse Declaration. STOP abuse!  If you see something, say something.  

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Leadership Development Programme for Young Volunteers

7 June 2022

What is this? Belfast City Council is delivering a leadership development programme to young volunteers within those numerous organisations who were involved in the provision of services to local residents and homeless people during the lockdown periods of 2020. In a recent research report on the response of Belfast to the first COVID lockdown, the […]

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Diversity, Equity & Equality Session 4: Invest Together Yearly

23 May 2022

This last session in a series of four, is all about practical steps to change your organisation.  You can still attend this session even if you did not attend the other three. The make up of organisational culture is changing to be more reflective of the diverse range of individuals, transferable skills and backgrounds.  How […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers June Course

19 May 2022

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 on Monday 6 June 2022 for a short session to look at volunteering as we travel through the road map towards post pandemic.  What […]

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FREE Training Places with Halifax Foundation NI!

18 May 2022

We are delighted to be able to offer FREE training places, in partnership with the Halifax Foundation NI!  If you are an organisation with an income of less than £250k and in receipt of a Halifax Foundation NI Grant, then we can offer you a FREE place on the training below. The Leadership Series of […]

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Jubilee Award for National Charities Working with Young People – Applications Open!

5 May 2022

Are you a national charity working to change the lives of young people aged 16-25?  Do volunteers play a role in making this happen?  If so, then you could be eligible for a special Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award. This is a one-off award to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee and the 20th anniversary of The […]

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June Training Offer!

3 May 2022

As promised, we have another training offer for all participants booking onto our Vision & Values Series of courses in June: Book a place on all four Vision & Values courses in June and get a FREE place on any volunteer management course of your choice later in the year – Saving up to £42! […]

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Diversity Training OFFER!

5 April 2022

We have ANOTHER training offer for all participants booking onto our Diversity Series of courses in April, May & June: Book a place on all four Diversity courses in April, May & June and get a FREE place on any volunteer management course of your choice later in the year – Saving up to £42! […]

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FREE Accredited Carbon Literacy Training

31 March 2022

Free accredited carbon literacy training is currently available through Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful. The course is being delivered online to environmental charities, community groups, community leaders, youth groups, teachers and tourism businesses across Northern Ireland.  Training slots are available at a variety of times throughout the week to ensure as many people as possible can […]

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