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Supporting End of Life Care in Northern Trust

17 February 2020

A small number of esteemed volunteering opportunities have arisen within the Northern Trust known as ‘End of Life Companions’. This companion role involves supporting patients and those people important to them as they approach the end of their lives. Volunteers are vital to a range of care settings in helping to enhance people’s experience, making […]

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Volunteer Now Launches New Volunteering Platform

11 February 2020

Volunteer Now is thrilled to have officially launched our new volunteering opportunity search portal in conjunction with the Be Collective platform. This new platform, a first in Europe, cohesively connects volunteering, organisations, outcomes and social value through innovative social infrastructure and for the first time quantifies volunteering contribution by giving individuals and businesses a social […]

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FREE Training for Arts Council NI funded groups

5 February 2020

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is offering free training to groups funded by Arts Council for Northern Ireland in February and March 2020.  More dates will follow for May and June.  A free review of your Safeguarding Policy is also available: please contact nicole.gorman@volunteernow.co.uk for more information. Keeping Children and Adults Safe: An Introduction The integrated […]

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How Can We Recognise People Volunteering Their Time in N Ireland?

31 January 2020

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.  It is the MBE for volunteer groups.  Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated […]

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Struggle IS Part of Our Story………

30 January 2020

Volunteer Now responds to the wide-ranging nature of volunteering in Northern Ireland.  With a legacy stretching back 50 years, the organisation works in partnership with an ever growing number of organisations across the voluntary and community, public and private sectors .   Volunteer Now also supports a network of volunteer led older persons groups and forums […]

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Congratulations!

29 January 2020

Congratulations to the following organisations who successfully achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award! Action Cancer Belfast Hills Partnership Brain Injury Matters Lagan Valley Regional Park Southern Health & Social Care Trust Ulster Wildlife   Want to know more? Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work. […]

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Broadcast Appeals on BBC Northern Ireland

27 January 2020

Sharing stories, meeting needs, changing lives…. Applications are now being invited for upcoming Broadcast Appeal slots on local television and radio.  These opportunities will be available from June 2020 onwards.  Application forms and assessment criteria for Appeal slots can be downloaded at www.bbc.com/aboutthebbc/northernireland/appeals/. Completed application forms should be submitted no later than 12 noon Friday 21 […]

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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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