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Volunteer Ambassador Induction Open Day

29 November 2021

As a Volunteer Ambassador at the Forth Meadow Community Greenway Project, you will play a key role in providing a high standard of customer care to visitors coming to the Forth Meadow Community Greenway. Therefore we are holding a Volunteer Ambassador Induction Open Day on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 10am-8pm in the Springfield Damn […]

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Only 1 Week Until Our Conference!

25 November 2021

Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow Thursday 2 December 2021, 10am – 3pm Join us next Thursday when we will be joined by leading experts like Scott Millar from Volunteering Victoria, Tiger de Souza from National Trust, Rob Jackson from Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and others. We will hear about reflections on volunteering in […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 4

23 November 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you the last session in a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The fourth and final session is on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 10am-12pm and is titled: Investing Together Yearly: Practical Steps to Change Your Organisation Join us as we explore […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Does your group have any festive volunteering opportunities?

11 November 2021

Does your group have volunteering opportunities with a festive vibe that you need volunteers to help with?  Many folk are especially keen to volunteer on the run up to Christmas (and even wanting to help on Christmas Day itself!)  If you do have any opportunities you need additional help with, please upload them to your account […]

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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 […]

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Do you manage and support volunteers and would like to learn how to support their wellbeing?

11 November 2021

We are hearing from volunteer involving organisations and from volunteers that their mental health has sometimes suffered due to their volunteering roles during Covid. Volunteer Now would like to support volunteer managers and volunteers to learn how to manage their mental health and overall sense of wellbeing. We are offering free workshops to organisations and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FREE Safeguarding Training in Fermanagh & Omagh

8 November 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Area Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Refresher Training This course covers the role and responsibilities of the Designated Officer, Health & Social Care Trusts structures and processes, issues and experiences around referrals and sharing information and recent developments in safeguarding […]

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Volunteer Now’s Conference for Youth Groups in Northern Ireland

8 November 2021

Join us for our regional Conference with the theme: The Opportunities and Challenges to meaningful youth volunteering for 14-25 year olds This conference will be suitable for any youth, community groups and organisations in Northern Ireland who are registered with the Education Authority, and also their young volunteers Wednesday 8 December 2021 from 6.00-8.00pm (via […]

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The New Environment: Support & Supervision of Volunteers

5 November 2021

The next session of our course The New Environment: Support & Supervision of Volunteers is on Thursday 25 November 2021. During this session you will examine why support and supervision is important for volunteers and also your organisation.  We will look at good practice and how we ensure we are being proactive and not reactive […]

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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 […]

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Harkin International Disability Summit

3 November 2021

Belfast International Conference Centre, Belfast 7- 8 June 2022 Following the success of the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit in Iowa in 2021, The Harkin Institute can’t wait to bring the Summit to Belfast, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Executive’s Department for Communities. Harkin Belfast 2022 will provide a platform for individuals and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Coca-Cola’s Big Clean Up

20 October 2021

Coca-Cola HBC, in partnership with Volunteer Now, the National Trust and Volunteer Ireland undertook another ambitious volunteering initiative on Thursday 7 October with an estimated 100 employees across the island of Ireland partaking in their annual ‘Big Clean-Up’. Coca-Cola volunteers took to three beaches across the island – Murlough Beach in Co. Down, Portmarnock in Dublin […]

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Working with Remote Volunteers

18 October 2021

If you are an organisation with an income of less than £250k then we can offer you a FREE place on our Working with Remote Volunteers session, in partnership with the Halifax Foundation NI. Wednesday 27 October 2021  |  10am-12pm  |  Zoom What used to be a niche area of volunteer engagement is now commonplace […]

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Parenting Week 2021

18 October 2021

This week (18-22 October) is Parenting Week and this year the theme Reset and Reconnect has been chosen.  The concept was driven by a group of parents who thought this was a great opportunity to pause, reset and reconnect – given the past year and the increasing numbers of parents and families who have found […]

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The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles

14 October 2021

Join us for this short session where we will explore why we need to assess risk when developing volunteer roles and how volunteer managers can implement this process within their volunteer programme. Date:  Tuesday 16 November 2021 Time:  10am-12pm Book your place here – The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles “This was […]

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FREE Online Safeguarding Training

14 October 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Area Keeping Children & Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers This course covers the legal and policy context, categories of abuse and possible indicators, dealing with a disclosure, reporting concerns, dealing with an allegation, programme planning, risk […]

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Volunteer Induction: The New Environment, The New Way!

12 October 2021

Volunteer Now have organised another Volunteer Induction session on Wednesday 10 November 2021 at 10-11am. This short session will cover online induction, what to include in an online induction, how to make it visually appealing and what would a volunteer want or need to know.  It will be followed by a Questions & Answers session. […]

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Nominations Open for the 2022 Mayor’s Community Awards

11 October 2021

The Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council Alderman Stephen Martin is delighted to launch the 2022 Mayor’s Community Awards to acknowledge the outstanding contribution of volunteers and groups from across the Lisburn Castlereagh area. We want you to nominate your chosen local individual or group with six award categories up for grabs: Brian McDowell […]

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Volunteers Turning Muck into Magic at SERC’s Therapy Garden

11 October 2021

A band of green fingered volunteers are helping turn the grounds of SERC’s Holywood Campus into a Horticultural Therapy Garden for the local community. SERC lecturer, Claire Dunwoody said, “Prior to the pandemic, SERC secured funding to develop a horticultural therapy garden for the Holywood community through funding from the Ulster Garden Villages Ltd Grant […]

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VOLT Session: Keeping It Informal

11 October 2021

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! Volunteering has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response, with huge numbers of people stepping forward to offer support to those in need in […]

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The New Environment: Volunteers & The Law

7 October 2021

Do you need to clarify best practice when involving volunteers?  Or explore legal boundaries?  If so, book a place on our The New Environment: Volunteers & the Law session on 4 November where we cover this and more! Book your place here: The New Environment: Volunteers & The Law.

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

6 October 2021

As we move through the road map out of restrictions, and head towards post pandemic, we understand volunteering has changed for volunteers and volunteer involving organisations. Join Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd on Tuesday 2 November 2021 for a short session to look at volunteering as we travel through the road map towards post pandemic.  What […]

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