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International Year of the Nurse & Midwife 2020

20 January 2020

2020 is the first ever global Year of the Nurse and Midwife.  And 2020 is also Florence Nightingale’s bicentennial year, designated by World Health Organisation.  Nurses and midwives make up the largest numbers of the NHS workforce.  They are highly skilled, multi-faceted professionals from a host of backgrounds that represent our diverse communities. 2020 is […]

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Leadership and Good Governance Awards 2020

3 January 2020

A New Year and a perfect opportunity to pay tribute to the many Trustees in Northern Ireland who give their time freely to ensure that good governance and leadership is essential for local charities to be effective, accountable and sustainable. The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with CO3 and […]

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Information session – Fundraising Code and Volunteers

5 December 2019

Do you want to network, learn and share with other volunteer involving organisations? Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) is a free session for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Organised 4 times a year, sessions will address topics that those working with volunteers want to hear more about.  […]

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Ultimate success for young volunteers

3 December 2019

Sixteen young people from across Northern Ireland have received their Millennium Volunteer Ultimate Awards at an event held in the Long Gallery, Stormont.    The Ultimate Awards recognise young people who give their own time, skills and enthusiasm to help individuals or charities in their community and are nominated by their organisations. Denise Hayward, CEO, Volunteer […]

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Recognising volunteers worldwide

3 December 2019

International Volunteer Day (IVD) was designated by the United Nations in 1985 as an international observance day to celebrate the power and potential of volunteering and takes place each year on December 5th. This is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of, and gain understanding for, the contribution they make to […]

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Dormant Accounts Consultation

19 November 2019

The Community Fund is seeking ideas from the sector about how to deliver the funding from the Dormant Accounts Fund.  Around £16m of Dormant Accounts funding for Northern Ireland has accrued over the last 10 years.  It is anticipated that money will continue to be available on an annual basis.  The Community Fund is seeking […]

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Have you got Christmas Time ?

18 November 2019

Volunteer Now is appealing to people throughout Northern Ireland to give an hour or more of their time to volunteer for a charity this Christmas.   The ChristmasTIME campaign aims to encourage more people to get involved in a one-off or short volunteering opportunity as part of their festive celebrations. Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now […]

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Statistics on the Experience of Volunteering

24 October 2019

This morning the Department of Communities released their report ‘Statistics on the Experience of Volunteering: Findings from the 2018/19 Continuous Household Survey’. The bulletin presents analysis on the following topics: Participation in volunteering; Types of voluntary work; Time spent volunteering; Volunteering experience; Factors that might encourage volunteering.   Read the report here.  

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Befriending Week 1-7 Nov

22 October 2019

Befriending Week takes place 1-7 November throughout the UK, raising awareness of befriending and the impact it has on individuals and communities in helping combat feelings of isolation and loneliness.  This year the Campaign will shine the spotlight on health and wellbeing.  Here in Northern Ireland Volunteer Now is encouraging people to take a moment […]

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