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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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#TimesAreChanging NOW!

10 January 2020

You might have heard that we have changed our volunteer opportunities search system through social media or our recent newsletters. This is now a reality – our new platform is powered by Be Collective and has been launched on Volunteer Now’s website. If you’ve already completed the registration process, you can now share your volunteer […]

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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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Special Offer!

17 December 2019

We have managed to secure a discount code for the fully revised fourth edition of The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook, written by Rob Jackson, Mike Locke, Dr Eddy Hogg and Rick Lynch, which has just been published! It is available to buy now from Directory of Social Change at a 15% discount for a limited […]

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Volunteer Now’s new volunteer management system – Coming Soon!

12 December 2019

Volunteer Now are moving to a new volunteer management system, Be Collective. Organisations currently registered with Volunteer Now have the facility to promote their volunteering opportunities on www.volunteernow.co.uk.   This new system will provide each of our member organisations with an opportunity to promote opportunities, access to real time reporting and data as well as end to end […]

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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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