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Humans of Volunteer Now

10 June 2021

We have a new section on our website, inspired by the Humans of New York, spotlighting experiences of Volunteer Now’s Events Team volunteers. Check it out here – Humans of Volunteer Now.

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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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Voluntary Action Responses to the Pandemic

2 June 2021

Volunteer Now have been working in partnership with the Mobilising Voluntary Action Research Group on a 4-nation comparative study, investigating the voluntary action responses to the pandemic.  The project is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Feel free to visit the project website (see below) to meet the excellent team and find […]

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2021 Congratulations!

2 June 2021

Volunteer Now is delighted that 15 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland have been awarded the Queens’s Award for Voluntary Service, in 2021.  The Queen’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.  We are very pleased that […]

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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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Volunteers’ Week 2021

1 June 2021

Happy Volunteers’ Week! To launch this week of celebration we’re delighted to share this message from Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey.  You can find out more on our Volunteers’ Week page. You can follow the hashtags #VolunteersWeek #VolunteersWeek2021on Twitter this week for all the wonderful news of volunteers and volunteering.

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Launch of Volunteer Now Youth Impact Awards

27 May 2021

The Power of Youth We are delighted to be launching our Youth Impact Awards next week, and we would like to invite you to come along to a special webinar for ‘Power of Youth Day’ on Wednesday 2 June from 12-1pm.  Power of Youth Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the contribution of young […]

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Join the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon Volunteer Race Crew

27 May 2021

See the streets of Belfast come alive on Sunday 19th September 2021 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon relies on volunteers to ensure it runs safely and successfully. With 26.2 miles worth of volunteer opportunities, why not get involved and sign up today to be part of the buzz and excitement of Race Day. Each volunteer […]

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Launch Event: Volunteer & Belonging Together Toolkit

25 May 2021

Volunteer Now is constantly developing products and services that are useful for you and that provide you with practical help as you manage volunteers.  Over the last few months The Executive Office have supported us to produce an on-line resource for supporting the introduction of good relations work with volunteers – A Volunteering and Belonging […]

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We Are Together International Prize

20 May 2021

Global Laureate Program Awarded to citizens and organisations for their great contribution to solving important humanitarian problems. IAVE, Association of Volunteer Centres, UN Volunteers, Rosmolodezh and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation are the organising committee for the We Are Together International Prize. The Prize is a laureate program aimed at recognising individuals and organisations for their […]

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Another Great Reason to Register for The Big Lunch!

19 May 2021

The Big Lunch 2021 is coming on 5-6 June and people across the UK are invited to take time for our neighbours and do something kind in our communities.  It’s also part of a #MonthofCommunity and there’s more reasons than ever to take part. Say cheers to volunteers, connect with neighbours and friends, fundraise or […]

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The Big Lunch Prize Draw

17 May 2021

The Big Lunch is all about celebrating community connections and getting to know each other better.  Join in with neighbourly acts of friendship where you live! There are more reasons than ever to take part as The Big Lunch kicks of a #MonthofCommunity.  Starting with Volunteers week at the start of June and running through […]

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QAVS Congratulations!

14 May 2021

Congratulations to The Conservation Volunteer NI who were presented with their Queen’s Award for Voluntary  Service Award yesterday!  They were presented the Award by the Lord Lieutenant for Belfast, Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle CBE. The prestigious award is given for exceptional volunteer activity that is making an impact in the community.  It is the highest civil Award […]

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Join the team at your local Barnardo’s shop

12 May 2021

Make a real difference to disadvantaged children and young people by volunteering at your local Barnardo’s shop.   It’s a great way to help vulnerable children and build your skills.   They’ll give you training and support, and you can choose how much time you volunteer – some volunteers give 2 hours a week, others give 20!  […]

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Month of Community

5 May 2021

What is it? The Month of Community is about creating a focal point in the year to bring people together to reconnect, celebrate what’s local and help bolster the recovery effort with something that touches everyone.  It’s an opportunity to bring our neighbourhoods closer and shine a light on the amazing communities we live in […]

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Air Ambulance NI Receive the Investing in Volunteers Award!

4 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Air Ambulance NI were awarded the Investing in Volunteers Award on Wednesday 28 April 2021! 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 […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2021 Launched!

4 May 2021

Charities urge everyone to take the time to say thanks to volunteers. With less than one month to go until Volunteers’ Week 2021, taking place 1-7 June, charities around the UK are encouraged to take the time to say thank you to all volunteers. Volunteers’ Week is an annual campaign, entering its 37th year, which […]

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New VOLT Sessions

4 May 2021

Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! We have arranged a new series of VOLT Sessions, looking at various volunteering topics. May 2021 Vaccines & Enforcement Within Your Volunteer Pool Thursday 13 May 2021  |  2.00pm-3.00pm   June 2021 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Thursday 3 June 2021  |  2.00pm-3.00pm Maintaining The Mental Health […]

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Extern seeks volunteers

30 April 2021

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. Volunteers can help Extern enable them to overcome their challenges and empower positive change.  By contributing your […]

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The Big Lunch 2021

26 April 2021

Make a big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities Register early for #TheBigLunch on the 5-6 June and receive a free pack of seeds to celebrate growing connections. The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual big date to celebrate and give thanks to our neighbours and communities. Every year in June […]

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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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Communicating Safely Online

22 April 2021

Are you communicating with children and young people online through your work or volunteering?  If so, we have scheduled a FREE webinar that looks at the safeguarding issues your organisation need to consider.  Click on the date that suits below to find out more and book your place online. Wednesday 26 May 2021  |  11am-12pm […]

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Afternoon Tea Boxes Initiative

19 April 2021

Members of the Mid and East Antrim Loneliness Network, Volunteer Now and Larne Community Development Project joined together to secure funding from the Northern Trust’s Activity Programme to provide ‘Afternoon Tea Boxes’ to 25 individuals deemed lonely and isolated living within the Larne area. A small Larne based business was approached and agreed to provide […]

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Independent Review of Charity Regulation Engagement Meetings

12 April 2021

The Independent Review Panel of Charity Regulation seeks your views on how well the charities regulatory framework, which is administered by the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, is working and what could work better. The Charities Act (Northern Ireland) 2008 is being reviewed and your views are important to the Independent Review Panel (‘the Panel’).  The […]

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School Governors wanted

7 April 2021

Department of Education currently have some school governor opportunities within voluntary grammar schools.  Governor appointments are open to individuals from all backgrounds; all that is required is an interest in education and a willingness to work as part of a team. Each of our grant aided schools has a Board of Governors made up of […]

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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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Nominations Opening Soon!

15 March 2021

Nominations for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2022 will open on 1 April 2021. The prestigious award is given for exceptional volunteer activity that is making an impact in the community. Do you know a group worthy of recognition?  Sandra Adair is the recently appointed NI Representative for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service […]

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Volunteer Now’s Draft Response to Programme for Government

11 March 2021

Volunteer Now’s latest draft response to the Programme for Government (PfG) consultation has been published here.  We wanted to share this in the hope that it provides you with support when completing your own response.  We also welcome any feedback, as this can help strengthen our response! Please send any feedback or suggestions to andrew.hanna@volunteernow.co.uk […]

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Independent Community Observers

9 March 2021

The Northern Ireland Policing Board has launched a campaign to recruit new Independent Community Observers (ICOs).  ICOs are volunteers who play an important part in helping to monitor key aspects of the PSNI recruitment process for Police Constables.  They ensure that the same procedures are applied to all candidates and that facilities and arrangements are […]

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