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Men’s Health Day
1 March 2022
Tuesday 29 March 2022 (10.30am-1.30pm) at Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast Men aged 55+ are invited to come along to our ever-popular Men’s Health Day, where you can find out lots of information and advice relating to your health, therapies available, and even have a free trim at the Hair Bus! Plus we’ll throw in a […]Read More
Deadline Extended: Leadership Development Programme for Young Volunteers
1 March 2022
Belfast City Council is delivering a leadership development programme to young volunteers within those numerous organisations who were involved in the provision of services to local residents and homeless people during the lockdown periods of 2020. You can read more about the programme here. LAST CALL FOR NOMINATIONS The closing date for final submission of […]Read More
Pathway for Volunteering: Research Workshops
1 March 2022
The Learning from Today, Prepared for Tomorrow report was launched in January and tells the story of the impact of the pandemic on volunteering. No area of volunteering remained undisrupted by the past two years, however, it has also been a time of great change and innovation. Therefore, we need to plan for the future. […]Read More
Activity Day for Senior Groups in North Belfast, Greater Shankill & West Belfast
1 March 2022
Connecting Older Peoples Groups We would like to invite all senior groups in North Belfast, Greater Shankill & West Belfast to come along to a morning of fun activities, demonstrations, entertainment and refreshments. You will have the opportunity to visit a variety of information stands hosted by a range of tutors, talk to them first-hand […]Read More
New Training Calendar 22-23 Launched!
1 March 2022
Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to launch our new training calendar today. Most of our sessions are now arranged into different series’ including the popular Leadership Series and Diversity Series. We also have 3 new series of courses: Building Foundations, Vision & Values and Inclusion. See below for full details of each series. To […]Read More
Northern Ireland Regional Advisory Group Chair
28 February 2022
The National Trust in Northern Ireland are looking to recruit a Regional Advisory Group Chair (voluntary position). With a passion for Northern Ireland, you’ll work closely with out Country Director, Leadership Team and Advisory Group to support, advise and enable the National Trust to be for everyone for ever. What’s involved? Our job is to […]Read More
Volunteer Ambassadors wanted!
25 February 2022
Would you like to find out more about becoming a Volunteer Ambassador at Forth Meadow Community Greenway? You can play a key role in bringing an unrivalled WOW! experience and a warm welcome to visitors coming to the Greenway, and help to make this the best visitor experience ever! Full training will be provided (beginning […]Read More
We Are Supporting Safer Internet Day 2022
8 February 2022
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people, and to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically, and creatively. This year’s Safer Internet Day 2022 is today (8 February), with celebrations and learning around the […]Read More
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Community Awards
7 February 2022
Nominations are now officially open for Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s Community Awards, which recognise and reward extraordinary individuals and groups who have made a positive difference to the lives of others in the borough. These awards are a way of thanking exceptional people and groups for the tremendous work they do within […]Read More
FREE Valuing Volunteers Workshop
7 February 2022
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! Valuing Volunteers: Review OR Create Your Volunteer Policy Workshop Date: Tuesday 15 February 2022, 10am-1pm * 20 Free places available on a first come first served […]Read More
Celebrate your Community & Say Thank You!
28 January 2022
£100 Voucher 2 x Runner up £50 Vouchers Primary age school children and youths in Larne and Carrick are invited to Celebrate Community and say Thank you with The Big Lunch and Big Jubilee Lunch. Everyone is invited to write a letter to thank someone local who has been a help to them during the […]Read More
Eden Project Communities in Mid and East Antrim Council Pop Up Shops
28 January 2022
Eden Project Communities team will be in the Mid and East Antrim Council Pop Up Shops and invite you to pop in and find out more. There’s lots of reasons to come down and ways to connect if you cant. The pop-up shop project has been funded by Mid & East Antrim Borough Council and […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 email@example.com and we’ll get back to you then. Merry Christmas and a Happy New […]Read More
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. […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More