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Elder Abuse: Are We Listening?

23 January 2019

Action on Elder Abuse Northern Ireland invites you to join them at their 3rd annual conference to explore how we listen to older people who have been victims of abuse, to hear the reality of their experiences and how we can work together to improve prevention and support. It will take place on Thursday 28 […]

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New Year, New You

15 January 2019

To many people, this New Year will be marked by an array of resolutions from joining a gym to changing career.  Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and developing volunteering across Northern Ireland, is asking people to think seriously about volunteering in order to maximise their success at sticking to such resolutions. Denise Hayward, […]

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Showcase Your Impact as a Leader

14 January 2019

Submit a Video for the 2019 Points of Light Conference! This year’s Points of Light Conference (June 18-20 in St. Paul, MN) will have a strong focus on volunteer engagement leadership, including an exciting plenary and over 40 breakout sessions.  Content for this track is being developed by practitioners in the field, led by the […]

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Volunteer NOW and make history with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in 2019!

14 January 2019

The largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland is set for a massive year of change with a brand new, flatter and faster route for marathon participants, a new marathon start location on the grounds of the iconic Stormont Estate and history will be made by moving the event to a Sunday for the first […]

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Youth volunteer numbers grow

11 January 2019

Volunteer Now in partnership with Ark and Young Life and Times, has launched their most recent research into the trends of 16 year olds and their volunteering. We were joined by Anita Dennison a young volunteer and #iwill ambassador and members of DE, EANI and volunteer involving organisations. The research examined attitudes to and involvement […]

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Free Training

11 January 2019

Is your group or organisation funded by Arts Council for Northern Ireland, Ulster–Scots Agency or Foras na Gaeilge?  Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd is offering a range of free safeguarding training as part of our Department for Communities Safeguarding Children and Adults in the Arts and Culture Sector project: Safeguarding Training: Exploring Good Practice Standards Keeping Children […]

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Action on Hearing Loss Volunteering Campaign

8 January 2019

Charity Action on Hearing Loss is encouraging people to make their New Year’s resolutions count by volunteering two hours a month to support people with deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss. The charity has a wide range of volunteering opportunities available, including fundraising, attending information stands, giving talks to community groups and delivering hearing aid maintenance […]

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Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2019 – closing soon!

3 January 2019

The 2019 Awards are now OPEN for nominations! Download a nomination form and application pack and nominate your Litter Heroes today! These awards celebrate the tremendous efforts of groups and individuals across the province who embody the values of Live Here Love Here, making Northern Ireland a cleaner, greener and safer place to live. If you […]

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Recognising Volunteers Worldwide

13 December 2018

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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Older Volunteer Awards 2018

13 December 2018

It was a great day for volunteers at Belfast City Council Older Volunteer Awards in City Hall on 5th December. Volunteer Now had nominated (in the group category) The G6, Volunteer Now Befrienders & Drivers, West Belfast 50+ Forum, Greater Shankill Senior Citizens Forum and Volunteer Now Events Team. We were delighted that our Community Projects […]

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Small Capital Grants Programme (CLOSED)

20 November 2018

Co-operation Ireland has been appointed by the Department for Communities (DfC) as the Intermediary Funding Body for the 2018/19 Small Capital Grants Programme for Northern Ireland. The purpose of this Programme is to promote Partnership and Collaboration among Voluntary and Community organisations. As such the amount of grant available to apply for will be dependent […]

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VOLT – Volunteer Organisations Linking Together 2018-19

13 November 2018

VOLT is an opportunity for volunteer involving organisations to network, learn and share.

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Interested in volunteering with Childline?

6 November 2018

20 Nov: Childline Belfast Information Session Can you spare 4 hours a week to help vulnerable children? Childline is a vital service available 365 days a year to support children and young people, whatever their worry or concern. If you are interested in volunteering for Childline and want to find out more about the roles […]

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Everyone needs someone but not everyone has someone

1 November 2018

Befriending Week 1-7 November raises awareness of befriending and the impact it has on individuals and communities in helping combat feelings of isolation and loneliness. Volunteer Now is encouraging people to take a moment and think about the invaluable contribution made by local volunteers involved in befriending projects throughout Northern Ireland. For many years, Volunteer […]

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T:BUC Funding Forums

1 November 2018

ind out more about Executive Office Good Relations Funding by attending one of the T;BUC Funding Forums which are being held in each council area between 13 November and 6 December 2018. For venue/date locations and details of how to register visit www.tbucevents.eventbrite.co.uk. Programmes represented include: Central Good Relations Fund T:BUC Camps Programme Peace IV Planned […]

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VConnect & VTraining ENewsletters

22 October 2018

Click on the links below to view VConnect, our monthly enewsletter and VTraining, our training enewsletter. VConnect – Volunteering News & Views To sign up to receive VConnect, please click here to email your organisations details. VConnect September 2018   VTraining – Training News To sign up to receive VTraining, please click here to email your organisations details. VTraining […]

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Eastside Awards now open

19 October 2018

The Eastside Awards is an exciting initiative aimed at highlighting and celebrating all that is good about East Belfast, whilst showcasing the contributions being made to the economic, social and community development of the area (which will include Holywood Exchange, Dundonald, Forrestside, Ravenhill and Titanic Quarter). This is the perfect year for you to enter […]

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NEW Product Launch!

19 October 2018

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd have just launched their NEW product – Volunteer Programme Review – Made Easy! Nothing complicated, no assessment criteria, no formal interviews. Just a good old-fashioned chat over a cuppa! This review is designed to be a gentle, informative and easy process. Get up to three hours of one of our highly […]

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Girlguiding Ulster volunteers needed to inspire the next generation of girls and young women

19 October 2018

Volunteers are needed to join Girlguiding and inspire and empower the next generation of girls and young women across Northern Ireland. There are currently 829 girls in Northern Ireland who are missing out on opportunities for adventure and trying out new activities with their friends because there aren’t enough volunteers to run Girlguiding groups. As the leading […]

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Your invitation to the Age Friendly Belfast Convention 2018

19 October 2018

Celebrate International Older Person’s Day, the Age-friendly Belfast Plan 2018-2021 and the start of Positive Ageing Month. To register call 028 9027 0428 or email positiveageingmonth@belfastcity.gov.uk

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Promoting Volunteering with BBC NI Community Life

19 October 2018

Volunteer Now were delighted to support Sea Cadets promote their work in the latest BBC Northern Ireland Community Life Appeal. The programme highlights their work, their volunteering activities and how getting involved can make a real difference to the lives of young people. The Appeal also features LibrariesNI as vibrant hubs connecting people with their […]

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Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards 2018

19 October 2018

Do you know someone, aged 60 or over who volunteers? If you want to recognise them and the difference they make, here’s your chance. Belfast City Council wants nominations for the annual Age-friendly Belfast Older Volunteer Awards.  This is a chance to celebrate the difference older volunteers make across the city. This year’s categories are […]

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Special Offer – BEAT THE CLOCK

8 September 2018

Special Offer – Developing a Volunteer Programme

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Lord Mayor Calls on People Across Belfast to Be Part of Secret Film Project

8 September 2018

Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Deirdre Hargey is urging the people of Belfast to get behind an exciting filming project happening in the city next week.

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Volunteering Small Grants (CLOSED)

8 September 2018

The Department for Communities Small Grants for Volunteering Programme for Northern Ireland is now open.

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