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Men’s Volunteer Activity Day – 29 Oct 2021

27 September 2021

Volunteer Now is planning a variety of Men’s Volunteer Activity Day’s between August 2021 – March 2022 Our next activity day will be on 29th October 2021 at St Joseph’s Church (9 Princes Dock St, Belfast BT1 3AA) where we will be helping with a Tidy up.  We will meet at the church at 10.30am.  This […]

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Your invitation to our 50+ Men’s Health Day…

22 September 2021

Men aged over 50 are welcome to come along to our Men’s Health Day taking place on Tuesday 5 October 2021, 10.30am – 1.30pm at St Joseph’s Church (9 Princes Dock Street, Belfast, BT1 3AA) Come along for …. Men’s general health information Mental health information Lunch Talks Barber Tour of Sailortown Places are limited, so please book early to […]

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Befriending Training Workshop

21 September 2021

Our next Befriending Training Workshop, on Tuesday 19 October 2021, will cover the following: What is Befriending? Benefits of Befriending Effective communication skills: –  Body language and tone –  Face-to-face Vs Telephone –  Use of questions Boundaries   Once completed, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance and a FREE Befriending Top Tips publication. Click […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 1

20 September 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The first session on Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 10am-12pm is titled: Decide & Involve: What decisions involve everyone in your organisation? Join us as we explore and learn new and creative ways […]

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CONFERENCE 2021: Volunteering: Learning From Today, Prepared For Tomorrow

16 September 2021

Volunteer Now are delighted to host a major online volunteering conference on 2 December 2021. We know that volunteers have been at the forefront of the response to COVID, however, volunteer involving organisations have had to change what they do and how they involve volunteers to adapt to COVID restrictions. The pandemic has changed how […]

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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses in Belfast City Council Area

13 September 2021

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in the Belfast City Council area.  All workshops will be online via Zoom. Leading The Way – Governance This session is aimed at both current committee members, as well as those who are seeking to join a committee for the […]

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Holding on to Hope in a Changing World

7 September 2021

The five Health and Social Care Trusts in Northern Ireland have joined forces with the Public Health Agency (PHA) and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) to deliver a Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Campaign to encourage everyone to hold on to hope, to nurture our mental wellbeing and to raise awareness of the local […]

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More FREE Training!

7 September 2021

We are delighted to be able to offer more FREE training, in partnership with the Halifax Foundation NI!  If you are an organisation with an income of less than £250k then we can offer you a FREE place on the training below. Fundraising for the Future Wednesday 13 October 2021  |  10am-12pm  |  Zoom Reaching […]

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The New Environment: Support & Supervision of Volunteers

2 September 2021

The next session of our Support & Supervision of Volunteers course is on Monday 4 October 2021 at 10am. During this session we will examine why Support and Supervision is important for volunteers and also your organisation. We will also look at good practice and how we ensure we are being proactive and not reactive […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 4 – Student Volunteering (QUB)

1 September 2021

This podcast considers the impact of the pandemic on student volunteering at Queen’s University Belfast. It discusses a range of topical themes including online volunteering, grassroots activity, task forces, virtual volunteer training, managing risk and safety and matching volunteer supply with demand. Huge thanks to Lucia, Margarita and Vivienne for discussing their experiences managing and […]

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Review of Youth Volunteering in Northern Ireland

31 August 2021

Volunteer Now are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual or consortium of individuals to undertake a review of youth volunteering in Northern Ireland. This work is required to shape programme development within Volunteer Now and to help inform policy development at a regional level.  For more information, please download the Tender Application Pack.  Submission […]

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Do you know a young person leading change?

31 August 2021

Maybe that person is you? In partnership with UK Youth, Volunteering Matters, YouthLink Scotland and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, Volunteer Now is recruiting for our next cohort of ambassadors, ready to lead the movement of young people (10-25 years) driving change in their communities. #iwill is a UK-wide movement helping more young people […]

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Leadership & Dealing With Conflict

31 August 2021

The last Leadership session in September is Leadership & Dealing With Conflict on Thursday 23 September 2021 at 10am. This session examines leadership styles and theories, the principles of conflict management, recognising the REAL problem and dealing with it through active listening and support and supervision. The Leadership Series of courses consists of 4 different […]

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Inclusion & Diversity = Equity & Equality NEW Courses

26 August 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd introduce another series of new courses!  Working in partnership with JoinHer, we bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality.  Attend all four sessions to gain new knowledge and experience. Is your organisation inclusive and managed in a way that encourages the involvement of and is […]

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Are You An Expert In Governance?

25 August 2021

We are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual or consortium of individuals to undertake a review and refresh of content of www.diycommitteeguide.org – the online governance resource. For more information, download the Tender Application Pack.  Submission date is 2.00pm on 14 September 2021.

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Leadership & Working With Teams

23 August 2021

Following on from Thinking of Myself as a Leader, the third session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses in September is Leadership & Working With Teams. This session, on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 10am-1pm, looks at how we get the best from our teams and how to effectively manage change […]

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The New Environment: Recruit, Retain, Reward Volunteers

16 August 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 for a short session to look at volunteering as we travel through the road map towards post pandemic.  What does the future hold in […]

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AGM

13 August 2021

You are warmly invited to Volunteer Now’s AGM: Date: Thursday 16 September 2021 Time:  3.00pm Location:  Skainos Centre, Belfast / Zoom The papers can be downloaded here and included are: Agenda of the meeting Minutes from the last meeting Notice of AGM Proxy voting form   Please RSVP to nicole.fitzsimons@volunteernow.co.uk by Tuesday 14 September 2021, […]

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Could You Be A Trustee of Volunteer Now?

12 August 2021

Volunteer Now’s AGM is coming up on 16 September 2021 at 3pm and we are keen to elect some new Trustees from our member organisations. We are looking for people who are strong supporters of volunteering, who are interested in good governance and who want to help to shape the services and support which Volunteer […]

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Thinking of Myself as a Leader

12 August 2021

The second session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses in September is Thinking of Myself as a Leader on Thursday 9 September 2021. The session will examine communication styles – your own and those of others.  We will look at conformity and why it matters when leading an organisation, programme or […]

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Nominate your 2021 ITV Fundraiser of the Year

11 August 2021

[Credit: ITV] Nominations are now open for the 2021 ITV Fundraiser of the Year – part of the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. UTV is looking for someone to represent the region – an inspiring individual who has really made a difference to others through their creative or tireless fundraising efforts. It could be […]

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Leadership & Why It Matters

10 August 2021

The first session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses is Leadership & Why It Matters on Tuesday 7 September 2021.  During the session, you will examine the difference between management and leadership, look at why leadership matters and what can be most difficult and challenging about leadership of an organisation, programme […]

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Podcast Series: Episode 3 – Student Volunteering

9 August 2021

This podcast considers the impact of the pandemic on student volunteering within a higher education setting.  The discussion focuses on the experiences of Alex Marlow (Welfare & Diversity Executive Officer) and Jodie Evans (Action Chair) from Loughborough Students’ Union (LSU). As Alex aptly states, “We are a Students’ Union, and everything we do is volunteering”, […]

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Getting Active about Emotional Health & Wellbeing Event

6 August 2021

Saturday 21st August 2021 @Dixon Park; Gates open 11.30am This is a TAKE 5 STEPS TO WELLBEING EVENT: Ballyclare Comrades will be holding a Wellbeing event (Saturday 21st August) to promote the Take 5 Steps to Wellbeing message and give parents and young people the opportunity to understand how this can work for them.  They […]

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Pop-Up Shop Opportunity – Mid and East Antrim Borough Council area

4 August 2021

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council in partnership with the Department for Communities is seeking Expressions of Interest to take part in a pop-up shop initiative in Larne, Ballymena and Carrickfergus town centres. Applications must be received by 16 August 2021 and will be considered from constituted groups based in the Mid and East Antrim […]

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HOPE HACK : BELFAST 7th August 2021

4 August 2021

HOPE HACK : BELFAST 7th August 2021 Ashfield Boys High School, Holywood Rd, Belfast BT4 2LY The Hope Collective invites youth organisations from across Belfast to register young people aged 14 – 25 to attend a unique event that explores the theme of racism and division through the eyes of young people. The day will […]

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Caring Communities Safe and Well Service

2 August 2021

Over the last year Caring Communities Safe and Well Volunteer Befrienders have continued to support those at risk of loneliness and social isolation by providing Telephone Befriending for older people. Our team of 55 Volunteer Befrienders had to quickly adapt to the changing environment when the Covid-19 crisis hit and they continued to give their […]

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FREE Training Places

29 July 2021

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! The New Environment: Volunteers & the Law In the new environment, we will explore legal boundaries and clarify best practice when involving volunteers. Dates:  Wednesday 6 […]

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Congratulations to NIACRO!

29 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that NIACRO successfully renewed their Investing in Volunteers Award! Want to know more? Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work.  A new IiV standard consisting of 6 Quality Areas was recently launched – you can read all about it […]

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Funding for groups supporting vulnerable people & communities impacted by COVID-19

29 July 2021

As part of Barclays’ COVID-19 Community Aid Package, they launched the 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Fund – or 100×100 Programme – to get support right into the heart of local communities across the UK to reach those that need it. They invited UK charities to apply for one of 100 donations of £100,000 each, […]

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