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PODCAST: What Did We Learn About Volunteering During The Pandemic?

24 January 2022

The Eastern ARC have released their latest podcast, in which they follow up with the researchers and their findings from Mobilising Voluntary Action Research. The project looked at volunteering in the four nations of the UK during the pandemic.  In this podcast, Eastern ARC Director, Phil Ward talks to the researchers to see how the […]

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Volunteers wanted for QUB Dietary Study

18 January 2022

Are you interested in improving your diet?   Researchers at the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast are undertaking the PAD-Q study to find out if personalised dietary advice, based on both markers of dietary intake measured in urine and a diet quality assessment, can improve diet quality and other risk factors for […]

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Volunteers wanted for Guide Dogs NI My Sighted Guide service

14 January 2022

Guide Dogs NI are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy going for a walk, a coffee and a having a chat. Their My Sighted Guide services matches a person with sight loss with a sighted guide volunteer.  A sighted guide volunteer is someone who helps a person living with sight loss get out and […]

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Minority Ethnic Development Fund 2022-25

11 January 2022

The Executive Office opened the Minority Ethnic Development Fund (MEDF) 2022-25 in December 2021. The MEDF provides support for voluntary and community organisations working with minority ethnic people and groups.  The aim of the Fund is to assist minority ethnic and local community organisations to promote good relations between people of different ethnic backgrounds. Please […]

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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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Recognising and Celebrating Volunteers!

15 December 2021

During 2021 a number of volunteer groups got to celebrate the biggest achievement of their lifetime.  Some of the Awardees for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from both 2020 and 2021 took an opportunity when COVID restrictions eased to organise an event and welcome the Lord Lieutenant for their County to present their Award.  […]

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RSPB seeks new volunteers in Fermanagh

13 December 2021

County Fermanagh boasts among the most stunning landscapes in Northern Ireland including the beautiful sweeping islands of Lough Erne, the ‘Stairway to Heaven’ of Cuilcagh Mountain and links to the rugged Irish coast of Donegal. The nature and wildlife that these landscapes provide presents a fantastic opportunity to engage local people in the nature on […]

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Redevelopment of DIY Committee Guide Website

30 November 2021

Volunteer Now are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual or consortium of individuals to undertake a redevelopment of www.diycommitteeguide.org, the online governance resource, working closing with the Developing Governance Group and staff in Volunteer Now.  Content for the site will be separately redeveloped. This work is required to ensure that the website has been […]

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Volunteer Ambassador Induction Open Day

29 November 2021

As a Volunteer Ambassador at the Forth Meadow Community Greenway Project, you will play a key role in providing a high standard of customer care to visitors coming to the Forth Meadow Community Greenway. Therefore we are holding a Volunteer Ambassador Induction Open Day on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 10am-8pm in the Springfield Dam […]

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Are You Winter Ready?

19 November 2021

At National Energy Action (NEA NI) we are concerned that higher energy prices, reduced incomes, and leaky, inefficient housing could put many households in Northern Ireland at increased risk of fuel poverty this coming winter.  These increases come at a time when many household budgets are already stretched thin. However, at NEA we know that […]

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Join our Youth Conference Planning Group!

16 November 2021

Does your organisation offer volunteering opportunities or are you aged 14-25 and volunteering yourself?  We want to hear from you! We’d love you to be a part of our ‘Planning Group’ & maybe have a role to play in our Conference that is taking place via Zoom on Wednesday 8 December 2021, 6 – 8 […]

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Have you volunteered during the pandemic? Are you volunteering at the moment?

11 November 2021

If you answered yes to any of these questions you might like to join one of our workshops where together we will reflect on your wellbeing as a volunteer.   You will learn what actions you can take to keep yourself well, whilst doing the very important role of supporting others. Get in touch if you […]

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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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Inclusion & Diversity Session 3

9 November 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The third session is on Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 10am-12pm and is titled: Research & Strategy: Take time to investigate & plan for your organisation Join us as we explore and learn new […]

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Less Than 1 Month To Go!

4 November 2021

It is now less than 1 month until our major online volunteer conference – Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow! The conference, on Thursday 2 December 2021, will hear from leading experts from across the world, like Scott Millar, CEO, Volunteering Victoria, Rob Jackson, Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd, Tiger de Souza MBE, National Trust […]

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Age 14-19? Join our Social Action Programme!

3 November 2021

Building up Good Relations through a young people’s Social Action Programme What is it? T:BUC – Together; Building a United Community. Through this Social Action Programme we can build up good community relations within the areas we live, go to school and socialise in.   The programme will provide a range of opportunities for young people […]

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Recognition for Borough’s Blooming Brilliant Volunteers

2 November 2021

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Borough Council, Cllr William McCaughey, recently announced the winners of the Volunteer of the Year, Young Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Contribution to in Bloom awards, which are part of the Mid and East Antrim in Bloom Community Competitions. Cllr McCaughey said: “These awards are specifically for the […]

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Launch of the Revised Code of Good Governance

21 October 2021

Nicole Lappin, Chief Charity Commissioner, will officially launch the 3rd edition of the Code of Good Governance for the voluntary and community sector at a special seminar for Trustees Week on Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 4-5pm. The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards […]

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Coca-Cola’s Big Clean Up

20 October 2021

Coca-Cola HBC, in partnership with Volunteer Now, the National Trust and Volunteer Ireland undertook another ambitious volunteering initiative on Thursday 7 October with an estimated 100 employees across the island of Ireland partaking in their annual ‘Big Clean-Up’. Coca-Cola volunteers took to three beaches across the island – Murlough Beach in Co. Down, Portmarnock in Dublin […]

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Parenting Week 2021

18 October 2021

This week (18-22 October) is Parenting Week and this year the theme Reset and Reconnect has been chosen.  The concept was driven by a group of parents who thought this was a great opportunity to pause, reset and reconnect – given the past year and the increasing numbers of parents and families who have found […]

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The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles

14 October 2021

Join us for this short session where we will explore why we need to assess risk when developing volunteer roles and how volunteer managers can implement this process within their volunteer programme. Date:  Tuesday 16 November 2021 Time:  10am-12pm Book your place here – The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles “This was […]

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FREE Online Safeguarding Training

14 October 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Area Keeping Children & Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers This course covers the legal and policy context, categories of abuse and possible indicators, dealing with a disclosure, reporting concerns, dealing with an allegation, programme planning, risk […]

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Nominations Open for the 2022 Mayor’s Community Awards

11 October 2021

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Alderman Stephen Martin is delighted to launch the 2022 Mayor’s Community Awards to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of volunteers and groups from across the Lisburn Castlereagh area. We want you to nominate your chosen local individual or group with six award categories up for grabs: Brian McDowell […]

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Volunteers Turning Muck into Magic at SERC’s Therapy Garden

11 October 2021

A band of green fingered volunteers are helping turn the grounds of SERC’s Holywood Campus into a Horticultural Therapy Garden for the local community. SERC lecturer, Claire Dunwoody said, “Prior to the pandemic, SERC secured funding to develop a horticultural therapy garden for the Holywood community through funding from the Ulster Garden Villages Ltd Grant […]

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VOLT Session: Keeping It Informal

11 October 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! Volunteering has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, with huge numbers of people stepping forward to offer support to those in need in […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 2

5 October 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The second session is on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at 10am-12pm and is titled: Variety & Education: There is more than one solution for your organisation Join us as we explore and learn new […]

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NEW VOLT Sessions in Oct & Nov!

4 October 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. October 2021 Keeping It Informal Thursday 21 October 2021  |  11.00am-12.30pm   November 2021 Fundraising for Volunteering Thursday 18 November 2021  |  11.00am-12.30pm Adult Safeguarding Developments in Northern Ireland Thursday 25 November 2021  […]

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Make An Impact in Your Community

4 October 2021

Forth Meadow Community Greenway Project has an exciting opportunity for YOU to make an impact in your community! As a Volunteer Ambassador you will play a key role in providing a high standard of customer care to visitors coming to the Forth Meadow Community Greenway.  You can play a part in bringing an unrivalled WOW! […]

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