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Men’s Volunteer Activity Day – 29 Oct 2021

27 September 2021

Volunteer Now is planning a variety of Men’s Volunteer Activity Day’s between August 2021 – March 2022 Our next activity day will be on 29th October 2021 at St Joseph’s Church (9 Princes Dock St, Belfast BT1 3AA) where we will be helping with a Tidy up.  We will meet at the church at 10.30am.  This […]

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Your invitation to our 50+ Men’s Health Day…

22 September 2021

Men aged over 50 are welcome to come along to our Men’s Health Day taking place on Tuesday 5 October 2021, 10.30am – 1.30pm at St Joseph’s Church (9 Princes Dock Street, Belfast, BT1 3AA) Come along for …. Men’s general health information Mental health information Lunch Talks Barber Tour of Sailortown Places are limited, so please book early to […]

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Befriending Training Workshop

21 September 2021

Our next Befriending Training Workshop, on Tuesday 19 October 2021, will cover the following: What is Befriending? Benefits of Befriending Effective communication skills: –  Body language and tone –  Face-to-face Vs Telephone –  Use of questions Boundaries   Once completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a FREE Befriending Top Tips publication. Click […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 1

20 September 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The first session on Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 10am-12pm is titled: Decide & Involve: What decisions involve everyone in your organisation? Join us as we explore and learn new and creative ways […]

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CONFERENCE 2021: Volunteering: Learning From Today, Prepared For Tomorrow

16 September 2021

Volunteer Now are delighted to host a major online volunteering conference on 2 December 2021. We know that volunteers have been at the forefront of the response to COVID, however, volunteer involving organisations have had to change what they do and how they involve volunteers to adapt to COVID restrictions. The pandemic has changed how […]

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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses in Belfast City Council Area

13 September 2021

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in the Belfast City Council area.  All workshops will be online via Zoom. Leading The Way – Governance This session is aimed at both current committee members, as well as those who are seeking to join a committee for the […]

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Holding on to Hope in a Changing World

7 September 2021

The five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland have joined forces with the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) to deliver a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Campaign to encourage everyone to hold on to hope, to nurture our mental wellbeing and to raise awareness of the local […]

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More FREE Training!

7 September 2021

We are delighted to be able to offer more FREE training, 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. Fundraising for the Future Wednesday 13 October 2021  |  10am-12pm  |  Zoom Reaching […]

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The New Environment: Support & Supervision of Volunteers

2 September 2021

The next session of our Support & Supervision of Volunteers course is on Monday 4 October 2021 at 10am. During this session we will examine why Support and Supervision is important for volunteers and also your organisation. We will also look at good practice and how we ensure we are being proactive and not reactive […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 4 – Student Volunteering (QUB)

1 September 2021

This podcast considers the impact of the pandemic on student volunteering at Queen’s University Belfast. It discusses a range of topical themes including online volunteering, grassroots activity, task forces, virtual volunteer training, managing risk and safety and matching volunteer supply with demand. Huge thanks to Lucia, Margarita and Vivienne for discussing their experiences managing and […]

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Do you know a young person leading change?

31 August 2021

Maybe that person is you? In partnership with UK Youth, Volunteering Matters, YouthLink Scotland and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, Volunteer Now is recruiting for our next cohort of ambassadors, ready to lead the movement of young people (10-25 years) driving change in their communities. #iwill is a UK-wide movement helping more young people […]

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Inclusion & Diversity = Equity & Equality NEW Courses

26 August 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd introduce another series of new courses!  Working in partnership with JoinHer, we bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality.  Attend all four sessions to gain new knowledge and experience. Is your organisation inclusive and managed in a way that encourages the involvement of and is […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

16 August 2021

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 at volunteering as we travel through the road map towards post pandemic.  What does the future hold in […]

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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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Nominate your 2021 ITV Fundraiser of the Year

11 August 2021

[Credit: ITV] Nominations are now open for the 2021 ITV Fundraiser of the Year – part of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. UTV is looking for someone to represent the region – an inspiring individual who has really made a difference to others through their creative or tireless fundraising efforts. It could be […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 3 – Student Volunteering

9 August 2021

This podcast considers the impact of the pandemic on student volunteering within a higher education setting.  The discussion focuses on the experiences of Alex Marlow (Welfare & Diversity Executive Officer) and Jodie Evans (Action Chair) from Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU). As Alex aptly states, “We are a Students’ Union, and everything we do is volunteering”, […]

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Getting Active about Emotional Health & Wellbeing Event

6 August 2021

Saturday 21st August 2021 @Dixon Park; Gates open 11.30am This is a TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING EVENT: Ballyclare Comrades will be holding a Wellbeing event (Saturday 21st August) to promote the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing message and give parents and young people the opportunity to understand how this can work for them.  They […]

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HOPE HACK : BELFAST 7th August 2021

4 August 2021

HOPE HACK : BELFAST 7th August 2021 Ashfield Boys High School, Holywood Rd, Belfast BT4 2LY The Hope Collective invites youth organisations from across Belfast to register young people aged 14 – 25 to attend a unique event that explores the theme of racism and division through the eyes of young people. The day will […]

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Caring Communities Safe and Well Service

2 August 2021

Over the last year Caring Communities Safe and Well Volunteer Befrienders have continued to support those at risk of loneliness and social isolation by providing Telephone Befriending for older people. Our team of 55 Volunteer Befrienders had to quickly adapt to the changing environment when the Covid-19 crisis hit and they continued to give their […]

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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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Congratulations to NIACRO!

29 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that NIACRO successfully renewed their Investing in Volunteers Award! Want to know more? Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.  A new IiV standard consisting of 6 Quality Areas was recently launched – you can read all about it […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 2 – The Role of Volunteering in National Recovery

27 July 2021

We are delighted to share the second podcast in our series on voluntary action during the pandemic. The second episode focuses on the role of the voluntary sector in national recovery and the challenges society faces as we move towards recovery. Thanks to Sarah Van Putten from Befriending Networks and Josie Robinson from VODA for […]

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British Heart Foundation need volunteers in Enniskillen

22 July 2021

The British Heart Foundation’s mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease, and our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from heart disease, stroke, diabetes and vascular dementia. Volunteers help keep their shops running in Northern Ireland, which in turn keeps researchers battling to find new ways […]

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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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Help raise awareness of the diversity within our society

21 July 2021

Ards and North Down Borough Council are looking for volunteers age 18+ who could assist with their Shared Voices project running in the Ards and North Down area. The Shared Voices programme aims to promote Good Relations and work towards making Ards and North Down Borough a shared and safe place for all.  It is […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 1 – Volunteering Paused

19 July 2021

We’re pleased to share a podcast about volunteering which paused during the pandemic.  This is a component of the work being conducted within the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Project, we are participating in. Thanks to Phil Ward from Eastern Arc Academic Research Consortium for producing and the contributors from National Trust, The Aberdeen Arts Centre, […]

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Charity Boards Recognised for Good Leadership, Governance & Commitment

5 July 2021

The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with Volunteer Now and CO3, celebrate voluntary organisations which are working hard to improve their governance. At the Awards Presentation in the Titanic Hotel Belfast, three worthy organisations were recognised for winning the Leadership and Good Governance Awards within their categories.  The organisations […]

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Be a Food Hero with FareShare!

2 July 2021

Volunteer in FareShare’s newly extended warehouse to sort the food that they receive from their food partners and help pack daily orders for charities and community food hubs. Last year they redistributed food to over 164 charities across Northern Ireland. Volunteering with FareShare is a great way to keep fit in a fun and friendly […]

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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 & Adults Safe: An Introduction This course covers the legal and policy context, categories of abuse and possible indicators, dealing with a disclosure, reporting concerns and code of behaviour. ♦  Wednesday 22 September 2021  |  10am-1pm Keeping […]

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