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New Year, New You

15 January 2019

To many people, this New Year will be marked by an array of resolutions from joining a gym to changing career.  Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and developing volunteering across Northern Ireland, is asking people to think seriously about volunteering in order to maximise their success at sticking to such resolutions. Denise Hayward, […]

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Showcase Your Impact as a Leader

14 January 2019

Submit a Video for the 2019 Points of Light Conference! This year’s Points of Light Conference (June 18-20 in St. Paul, MN) will have a strong focus on volunteer engagement leadership, including an exciting plenary and over 40 breakout sessions.  Content for this track is being developed by practitioners in the field, led by the […]

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Volunteer NOW and make history with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in 2019!

14 January 2019

The largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland is set for a massive year of change with a brand new, flatter and faster route for marathon participants, a new marathon start location on the grounds of the iconic Stormont Estate and history will be made by moving the event to a Sunday for the first […]

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Youth volunteer numbers grow

11 January 2019

Volunteer Now in partnership with Ark and Young Life and Times, has launched their most recent research into the trends of 16 year olds and their volunteering. We were joined by Anita Dennison a young volunteer and #iwill ambassador and members of DE, EANI and volunteer involving organisations. The research examined attitudes to and involvement […]

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We’re hiring!

11 January 2019

Volunteer Now Enterprises is seeking to recruit a passionate team member for the development, delivery and marketing of training products. View the job description and further details for our Training and Development Officer

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Free Training

11 January 2019

Is your group or organisation funded by Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Ulster–Scots Agency or Foras na Gaeilge?  Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is offering a range of free safeguarding training as part of our Department for Communities Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector project: Safeguarding Training: Exploring Good Practice Standards Keeping Children […]

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Action on Hearing Loss Volunteering Campaign

8 January 2019

Charity Action on Hearing Loss is encouraging people to make their New Year’s resolutions count by volunteering two hours a month to support people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. The charity has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available, including fundraising, attending information stands, giving talks to community groups and delivering hearing aid maintenance […]

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Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2019 – closing soon!

3 January 2019

The 2019 Awards are now OPEN for nominations! Download a nomination form and application pack and nominate your Litter Heroes today! These awards celebrate the tremendous efforts of groups and individuals across the province who embody the values of Live Here Love Here, making Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. If you […]

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Recognising Volunteers Worldwide

13 December 2018

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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