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The Big Lunch

24 April 2019

Grab a Chair & Something to Share! This nationwide celebration of community spirit initiated by the Eden Project and partnered by National Lottery Community Fund is celebrating its tenth year and in Northern Ireland we want to get as many little gatherings happening as possible, because when we take time to chat it can make […]

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Easter closure dates

18 April 2019

Volunteer Now’s offices will be closed over Easter from Friday 19 April to Tuesday 23 April – we’ll be back to work on Wednesday 24th

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Launch of Volunteers’ Week 2019

17 April 2019

The annual Volunteers’ Week UK 1–7 June recognises the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day.  In Northern Ireland, Volunteer Now takes the lead in promoting and encouraging volunteer involving organisations to celebrate their volunteers for all the hard work and commitment they offer. The theme for this year is ‘Time to Celebrate’ and […]

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Do you have a couple of hours a week to help Guide Dogs NI change a life?

17 April 2019

My Guide service matches trained volunteers with a person with sight loss to enable them  to safely navigate the environment, build self-confidence and increase social interaction; whilst maintaining dignity and promoting independence. As a My Guide Sighted Guide you will make a life-changing difference to someone in need in your community. You will Increase the […]

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On the run for Volunteers’ Week!

3 April 2019

A team of five trustees and staff from Volunteer Now have formed a relay team to participate in Belfast City Marathon to help raise funds for Volunteer’s Week 2019 which takes place 1-7 June each year. Volunteer Now is the Northern Ireland partner of this UK wide campaign which exists to celebrate and thank the many […]

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Training change of date for Belfast Marathon Volunteers

2 April 2019

Note to our Events Team volunteers who are helping at the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon … The volunteer training session for Start Area and Water Station volunteers and their team leaders due this Sunday 7th April between 11am-1pm has been cancelled. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.   We would like to invite you […]

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New Training Calendar!

1 April 2019

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is pleased to launch our new training calendar on Monday 1 April 2019. Courses include Developing a Volunteer Programme, Keeping it Legal: Volunteers & the Law, The 3 R’s: Recruit, Retain, Reward, and many more. To celebrate the launch of our new training calendar, we have two offers available for all […]

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New volunteering statistics for Northern Ireland

29 March 2019

The Department for Communities and the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency have published the new volunteering statistics for N Ireland.  These are the first results for volunteering since the questions were moved onto the Continuous Household Survey and cover the period of 2017/8.  The Main Findings were: In 2017/18, over a quarter (27%) of […]

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Northern Ireland Parents’ Parliament

27 March 2019

Following the success of the first two Northern Ireland Parents’ Parliament in Bangor and Magherafelt,  parliaments have been planned in Newry, Omagh and Belfast, with a final Parliament to be held in the Parliament Buildings at Stormont, Belfast in late 2019. This final event will be a culmination of all the regional Parents’ Parliaments with […]

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