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Looking for something to do over the summer?

17 May 2024

Looking for something to do over the summer? Here’s just a few opportunities to keep you busy! … Sólás Specialist Support Services (Belfast) – summer scheme Mencap in Northern Ireland (Belfast) – summer scheme Sew Ready (Lisburn) – summer sewing scheme The Speedwell Trust (Dungannon) – summer scheme Greenhill YMCA National Centre (Newcastle) – summer […]

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Gaming & Gambling Awareness & Information Sessions

15 May 2024

Ygam is an award-winning charity with a mission to prevent children and young people from experiencing gaming and gambling harms through awareness raising, education and research.  Through a portfolio of evidence-based programmes, they develop and deliver training and resources for a range of groups who have influence over children and young people. Ygam are delivering […]

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Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces?

9 May 2024

Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you. What is a caseworker?  SSAFA are the Armed Forces Charity , providing […]

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Inclusion in Volunteer Programmes – New Research Report

23 April 2024

Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now have launched a new research report looking at inclusion in volunteering.  The research was conducted by Dublin City University and Queens University Belfast.  The work was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs, through the Shared Island Civic Society Fund (SICSF). The report explores the experiences of a range of […]

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Could you help to rebuild people’s lives after stroke?

18 April 2024

PREP is Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke’s physiotherapy led, community based course which helps rebuild people’s lives after stroke, through exercise and education.  It is designed for stroke survivors who have completed the statutory rehabilitation that the health service offers to meet their longer term care needs, and they need volunteers to help with: –  […]

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Could you make a difference to someone with hearing loss?

8 April 2024

Could you help RNID offer a free, in-person drop-in service for people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus, or want to get their hearing checked?  They are currently looking for Near you Hearing Aid Support Volunteers in all areas of Northern Ireland.  Give a couple of hours each week and make a real […]

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Community Befriender volunteer described as ‘wee best friend’ as success of initiative continues to grow

28 March 2024

“I visit Frances once a week and I keep her company. We chat and enjoy having a bit of a laugh together!” These are the words of Lisburn based Community Befriender Pauline Millar who has been visiting 91-year-old Frances at home for the past six years. Providing chat and companionship to help reduce loneliness and […]

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Guide Dogs NI needs your help in Antrim & Ballymena

7 March 2024

How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? They have a variety of flexible roles and ways you can help and would love to have you onboard to help with their ambition of a future where every person with sight […]

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Volunteer Now seeks community drivers to help people in Belfast and North Down

27 February 2024

Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for volunteering in Northern Ireland, is seeking drivers to help support individuals and families in need across Belfast, Ards and North Down. Our popular Volunteer Driver service plays a pivotal part in its community outreach. There is an immediate requirement for volunteers to help drive isolated older people who have […]

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Free Dementia Carers Awareness Course

5 February 2024

For more information and to register, contact Tracy on 078 1158 5823 or

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Investing in Volunteers Achiever – Cedar Foundation

2 February 2024

Achieving Investing in Volunteers, the national quality standard for volunteer management Cedar Foundation first achieved in 2009, and have renewed their Award 4 times! They have a team of 29 volunteers who support the organisation’s services through befriending, receptionist/admin support, gardening, group activity support, peer mentoring and ICT support.

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Cancer Focus seeks Volunteer Drivers

26 January 2024

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are recruiting volunteer drivers to help people with cancer get to and from appointments. Do you have a full driving license and access to a comfortable and roadworthy vehicle with the relevant documentation? Volunteers must be aged 21+ and able to give 1 day per month minimum commitment. Click the link […]

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Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2024

25 January 2024

Live Here Love Here is a national campaign aimed at promoting civic pride and a community can-do attitude by improving environmental quality in Northern Ireland. They tackle issues such as poor environmental quality, littering and dilapidation, by encouraging volunteers to take practical action in their local communities. The Community Awards recognise those groups and individuals […]

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Register now for The Institute of Volunteer Leadership Masterclass

5 January 2024

The Institute of Volunteer Leadership is a joint programme presented by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now.  Join us for a transformative journey where leaders of volunteers come together to share experiences, knowledge, and build a powerful network of leaders of volunteers across Ireland and Northern Ireland. The full programme includes four Masterclasses – two online […]

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Good Relations Awards 2024 – Deadline extended

19 December 2023

The Good Relations Awards 2024 are now open for nominations.  The Awards will spotlight the vital role that members of the community throughout Northern Ireland play in delivering peacebuilding and community cohesion. The Good Relations Awards are run annually by the Community Relations Council in partnership with The Executive Office (TEO). They recognise exceptional commitment […]

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Appeal for public to give the gift of time this Christmas

14 December 2023

Volunteer Now highlights need for volunteers through the festive season and beyond The lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering in Northern Ireland, Volunteer Now, is appealing for people to give the gift of their time to those in need this Christmas, in the hope it will ‘start a habit that lasts all year’. As […]

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Mayor’s Community Awards 2024

27 November 2023

The Mayor’s Community Awards are back – and with five categories to choose from, Lisburn and Castlereagh residents are being urged to nominate the most deserving stars in their local area. Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC), Councillor Andrew Gowan, said: “The fantastic voluntary and community work taking place across the council is […]

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Belfast is celebrating its older volunteers

14 November 2023

Volunteers make the world a better place for all of us. They share their time, skills, knowledge, and experience to make a positive difference in the places people live, learn, work, and relax. Volunteers contribute to the resilience of our communities and are the backbone of a compassionate and caring city. In recognition of this […]

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King’s Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations!

14 November 2023

Congratulations to 9 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland that are among the recipients of the first King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023! The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest civil Award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.  262 Awardees from across the […]

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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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RNID seeks new volunteers for their Near You project

20 October 2023

RNID’s Near You project offers a free, in-person drop-in service for people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus, or want to get their hearing checked.  Volunteers give practical support to the service user and advice about other support services for hard of hearing people.  Here’s Tom, one of RNID’s volunteers, to tell more […]

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Community Transport Week

18 October 2023

This week communities across the UK will celebrate the vital role and inspiring work of Community Transport in helping millions of people stay independent, participate in their communities and access essential public services and employment.  This year’s Community Transport Week, themed ‘Bridging the Gap; Connecting Communities’ will celebrate how accessible, inclusive and affordable transport is […]

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Engagement in Culture, Arts, Heritage & Sport by Adults in NI – New NISRA Statistics

9 October 2023

Findings from the Continuous Household Survey 2022/23 This report presents the findings from the 2022/23 Continuous Household Survey (CHS) in relation to engagement with culture, arts, heritage and sport in Northern Ireland. These findings are used to inform the development, monitoring and evaluation of policy.   In 2022/23, 21% of the adult population participated in […]

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An invitation from the Assembly Engagement Team

5 October 2023

To mark International Day of Older Persons on October 1 and Positive Ageing Month, the Northern Ireland Assembly Engagement Team would like to join voluntary and community groups in recognising the integral role of older people in our society and celebrate the contribution that older people make to their communities and Northern Ireland as a […]

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Positive Ageing Month

28 September 2023

October is Positive Ageing Month, a month-long festival of events and activities for older people. It celebrates the contribution that older people make to their communities! Visit your local council website to find out all the great activities happening throughout the month in your area (some links to follow when we get them) … Antrim […]

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NSPCC needs volunteers to help keep children safe

22 September 2023

Volunteers are the beating heart of the NSPCC. Without them, they couldn’t help the children who need them. Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable. There’s something for everyone! The NSPCC is calling on people in Northern Ireland to help […]

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Extern seeks new volunteers

18 September 2023

Extern transforms lives as the leading social justice charity across the island of Ireland. They believe another chance can change a life. Each year they speak up for and support more than 25,000 adults, children, young people and families. They are currently recruiting volunteers for the following roles, click the link for more information (note, […]

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Volunteering Opportunities with NI Policing Board

12 September 2023

Have YOUR say in OUR policing and ensuring the voices of local people are heard on a wide range of issues. Applications are open for volunteers to join Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) throughout NI. You need to be at least 18 years old and live in or be able to demonstrate a close […]

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We’re Hiring!

31 August 2023

Volunteering Participation Officer Volunteer Now is seeking to recruit a team member responsible for promoting and developing youth volunteering, youth social action and supporting volunteer involving organisations as they involve young people as volunteers. To find out more about this Full Time post, please click here. The closing date for this post is Friday 22 […]

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