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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 Safe: Communicating Online This course looks at the risk of online communication with children and young people and explores how staff and volunteers can communicate safely with them. ♦  Wednesday 6 October 2021  |  10am-11.30am Keeping Children […]

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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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Could you be a Sports Leader within your community?

30 March 2021

Are you passionate about running and cycling and keen to share this with others? Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council are seeking volunteers to guide visually impaired runners or to assist Disability Sport NI with the All Out Trekking project in Gosford Forest Park. If you have some free time, then please sign up […]

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Leadership & Good Governance Awards 2021

18 March 2021

This past year has provided many challenges! The Leadership and Good Governance Awards 2021 provides an opportunity to shine a light on the many Trustees in Northern Ireland who have given their time freely to ensure that good governance and leadership has been continuing during the pandemic. The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by […]

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Safeguarding & DBS Barring – What You Need To Know

25 February 2021

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! The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an important part of safeguarding and safer recruitment but not everyone understands what the service does and the […]

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Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit?

23 February 2021

VOLT Session: Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit? 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! On 25 January 2021, the Executive launched the public consultation on its Programme for Government […]

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Training for Men’s Groups

15 February 2021

Come along and find out how to hold your AGM, how to keep tabs on your accounts and roles & responsibilities of your Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Tuesday 9 March 2021, 1-2pm Register your attendance with Pamela Higgins on pamela.higgins@volunteernow.co.uk or 028 9023 2020. Zoom Link – https://zoom.us/j/98166432262?pwd=Z2VJMVVLRTViQS8zVzhENTU4d08zUT09              

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March VOLT Sessions Available

9 February 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. March 2021 Programme for Government – Where Does Volunteering Sit? Thursday 4 March 2021  |  11am-12pm Safeguarding & DBS Barring – What You Need To Know Tuesday 9 March 2021  |  10am-12pm Volunteering […]

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25th Anniversary of Our Duty to Care

8 February 2021

On the 25th Anniversary of Our Duty to Care, Alec Walker, Keeping Safe trainer talks about safeguarding and the responsibilities of organisations and their staff and volunteers providing a service.  Well said Alec!   Ruth Mulholland, Safeguarding Manager tells us more about Our Duty to Care here.

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Celebrating 25 Years of Our Duty To Care!

28 January 2021

This month sees the 25th Anniversary of the start of our safeguarding work.  Our Duty to Care (ODTC) was established in 1996 to promote the principles of good practice for the protection of children and young people, as outlined in the Our Duty To Care guidelines recognised by government and the voluntary and community sector.  […]

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Members Check In & Chat Session

27 January 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Volunteer Now has organised a Members’ Check In & Chat session. Join us on Thursday 4 February 2021 11am-12pm An informal session, just bring your cuppa!  You can tell us how you and your volunteers are doing and we will explore some ideas about what we can […]

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Information Resources Related to Covid-19

18 January 2021

Volunteer Now have published some information sheets for more guidance when involving volunteers and volunteering during the Coronavirus crisis. Domestic Violence and Abuse Factsheet (COVID-19) Good Practice Considerations for Groups Involving Volunteers in Response to COVID-19 Good Practice Guidelines for Volunteers When Volunteering for a COVID-19 Opportunity Guidelines for Providing Volunteers’ Out of Pocket Expenses […]

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New Year & New Series of VOLT Sessions

6 January 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics.  This list will be added to. January 2021 More than Recruitment, Be Connected!  Be Collective! Thursday 21 January 2021  |  11am-12pm   February 2021 Members Check In & Chat Session Thursday 4 February […]

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