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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 then we can offer you a FREE place on the training below. The Leadership Series of Courses: Thinking of Myself as a Leader Do you […]

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Publications Section Closed

9 May 2022

Unfortunately the Publications Section of our website will be down for a few days this week.  We are updating the section to make it more user-friendly and easier to navigate, which requires the section to be down for a few days from Tuesday evening.  We apologise for any inconvenience. We will be launching the new […]

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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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We’re Hiring!

21 March 2022

Fundraising Manager Volunteer Now is seeking to recruit a team member to lead fundraising for the organisation.  This role will set a clear vision and deliver a long term plan to achieve growth in fundraising income and lead our organisation to deliver this ambition.  This will include a range of fundraising activities from grants, philanthropy […]

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NEW Safeguarding Training Calendar for 2022-23!

15 March 2022

Have you signed up yet? We provide a wide range of Keeping Safe courses at different levels including: On demand induction courses which cover key basic information about safeguarding Introductory level courses which inform staff and volunteers about the legal and policy context of safeguarding, categories of abuse and possible indicators, procedures for reporting concerns […]

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Introduction to Asylum Seeker & Refugee Issues

14 March 2022

This 2 hour training, delivered by Denise Wright of South Belfast Roundtable, aims to give: An introduction to asylum and refugee issues in the UK and NI in particular An overview of the NI Refugee Resettlement Scheme and future Afghan Scheme Facts on numbers, legal status and entitlements of both asylum seekers and refugees An […]

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Small Worlds – Café-Style Workshops

14 March 2022

Small Worlds workshops are café-style events, hosted by members of Belfast Friendship Club. Table hosts share their purely personal perspectives about how they’ve coped with their lives as migrant workers, asylum seekers, refugees, etc.  In this way, participants can have a meaningful encounter with others whose lives and life experience is probably very different from […]

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Revamp of Publications & Publications Section!

10 March 2022

In 2001, Volunteer Now initially developed the As Good As They Give workbook series which provide crucial information on all things volunteer management.  These are divided into 5 workbooks: Planning Volunteer Involvement Attracting and Selecting Volunteers Managing and Motivating Volunteers Managing Volunteer Training Volunteers & the Wider Organisation These workbooks were reviewed in 2012, and […]

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April Training OFFER!

9 March 2022

To celebrate the launch of our new training calendar, we have an offer available for all participants booking onto our new Building Foundations Series of courses in April: Book a place on all four Building Foundations courses in April and get a FREE place on any volunteer management course of your choice later in the […]

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Recording: Supporting Volunteering in a Digital Environment

2 March 2022

The first workshop in a series aimed at developing a network, sharing ideas and supporting volunteering in a digital environment took place on Thursday 24 February 2022. The workshop – Introductions, Adapting & Exploring – introduced and explained the purpose of the project, shared learning from international organisations, explored how to re-engage volunteers online and […]

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Deadline Extended: Leadership Development Programme for Young Volunteers

1 March 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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Pathway for Volunteering: Research Workshops

1 March 2022

The Learning from Today, Prepared for Tomorrow report was launched in January and tells the story of the impact of the pandemic on volunteering.  No area of volunteering remained undisrupted by the past two years, however, it has also been a time of great change and innovation. Therefore, we need to plan for the future. […]

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New Training Calendar 22-23 Launched!

1 March 2022

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to launch our new training calendar today.  Most of our sessions are now arranged into different series’ including the popular Leadership Series and Diversity Series.  We also have 3 new series of courses: Building Foundations, Vision & Values and Inclusion.  See below for full details of each series. To […]

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We Are Supporting Safer Internet Day 2022

8 February 2022

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. This year’s Safer Internet Day 2022 is today (8 February), with celebrations and learning around the […]

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FREE Valuing Volunteers Workshop

7 February 2022

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! Valuing Volunteers: Review OR Create Your Volunteer Policy Workshop Date:  Tuesday 15 February 2022, 10am-1pm * 20 Free places available on a first come first served […]

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Leadership Development Programme for Young Volunteers

1 February 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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Supporting Volunteering in a Digital Environment

31 January 2022

Join us for a series of workshops aimed at developing a network, sharing ideas and supporting volunteering in a digital environment. Volunteer Now & Volunteer Ireland have developed these workshops where you can hear from international speakers who have tried, tested and embedded new digital systems and created new roles to meet their organisational aims. […]

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VOLT Session: Let’s Celebrate Your Role as Volunteer Managers

10 January 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 on Tuesday 18 January 2022 when you can meet and catch up with others in the Voluntary & Community Sector about all things […]

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Merry Christmas!

22 December 2021

Our offices will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 24th December to Monday 3rd January, and we’ll be back on Tuesday 4th.  Feel free to get in touch with us using the contact forms on our website or email info@volunteernow.co.uk and we’ll get back to you then. Merry Christmas and a Happy New […]

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January 2022 Training: Leadership & Why It Matters

16 December 2021

The first session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses is Leadership & Why It Matters on Tuesday 11 January 2022.  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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Leadership Courses

8 December 2021

We have scheduled another round of the Leadership series of courses for January.  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 topics explored over the series are leadership styles, communication styles, why leadership matters, conformity, how […]

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Only 1 Week Until Our Conference!

25 November 2021

Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow Thursday 2 December 2021, 10am – 3pm Join us next Thursday when we will be joined by leading experts like Scott Millar from Volunteering Victoria, Tiger de Souza from National Trust, Rob Jackson from Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and others. We will hear about reflections on volunteering in […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 4

23 November 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you the last session in a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The fourth and final session is on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 10am-12pm and is titled: Investing Together Yearly: Practical Steps to Change Your Organisation Join us as we explore […]

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Only 3 Weeks To Go!

11 November 2021

It is only 3 weeks until our major online volunteer conference – Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow! Join us on Thursday 2 December 2021 to hear from leading experts from across the world, like Scott Millar, CEO, Volunteering Victoria, Rob Jackson, Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and Tiger de Souza MBE, National Trust and […]

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Revised Code of Good Governance Launched!

10 November 2021

The 3rd edition of the Code of Good Governance has been launched by Nicole Lappin, Chief Charity Commissioner on 2 November 2021. The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards of voluntary and community organisations produced by the Developing Governance Group.  The pocket-sized booklet of earlier […]

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