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Free Dementia Carers Awareness Course

5 February 2024

For more information and to register, contact Tracy on 078 1158 5823 or

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Investing in Volunteers Achiever – Cedar Foundation

2 February 2024

Achieving Investing in Volunteers, the national quality standard for volunteer management Cedar Foundation first achieved in 2009, and have renewed their Award 4 times! They have a team of 29 volunteers who support the organisation’s services through befriending, receptionist/admin support, gardening, group activity support, peer mentoring and ICT support.

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SAVE THE DATE: Volunteers’ Week celebrates 40th anniversary this summer

29 January 2024

Volunteers’ Week 2024 will launch on Monday 3rd June and will run through until Sunday 9th Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which sees charities, voluntary groups, social organisations, and volunteers themselves come together to recognise the incredible impact that volunteering has in communities around the UK. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Volunteers’ […]

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Cancer Focus seeks Volunteer Drivers

26 January 2024

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland are recruiting volunteer drivers to help people with cancer get to and from appointments. Do you have a full driving license and access to a comfortable and roadworthy vehicle with the relevant documentation? Volunteers must be aged 21+ and able to give 1 day per month minimum commitment. Click the link […]

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Live Here Love Here Community Awards 2024

25 January 2024

Live Here Love Here is a national campaign aimed at promoting civic pride and a community can-do attitude by improving environmental quality in Northern Ireland. They tackle issues such as poor environmental quality, littering and dilapidation, by encouraging volunteers to take practical action in their local communities. The Community Awards recognise those groups and individuals […]

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The King George VI Youth Awards now open for applications

24 January 2024

The King George VI Youth Awards funds youth work projects in Northern Ireland for young people aged 14-21. Your group must be based in Northern Ireland and your project must be part of a curriculum based youth work programme, linked to the Youth Work Curriculum. Applications are also accepted from individual young people who must […]

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Save 10% on the UK’s quality standard for volunteer management

10 January 2024

Investing in Volunteers, the UK’s quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, is celebrating the start of 2024 by offering you 10% off the award if you sign up before the end of March. What is Investing in Volunteers? Investing in Volunteers provides your organisation with a framework to assess the quality of your […]

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Join Us!… An opportunity to network and share!

8 January 2024

Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) – Shaping a consultation response On 15th November 2023, the Department for Communities launched a consultation on its proposed framework for the Voluntary and Community Sector Infrastructure Support. This consultation will close on 9th February 2024. The vision of the Regional Infrastructure Support Programme (RISP) is “that voluntary and community sector […]

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Register now for The Institute of Volunteer Leadership Masterclass

5 January 2024

The Institute of Volunteer Leadership is a joint programme presented by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now.  Join us for a transformative journey where leaders of volunteers come together to share experiences, knowledge, and build a powerful network of leaders of volunteers across Ireland and Northern Ireland. The full programme includes four Masterclasses – two online […]

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Good Relations Awards 2024 – Deadline extended

19 December 2023

The Good Relations Awards 2024 are now open for nominations.  The Awards will spotlight the vital role that members of the community throughout Northern Ireland play in delivering peacebuilding and community cohesion. The Good Relations Awards are run annually by the Community Relations Council in partnership with The Executive Office (TEO). They recognise exceptional commitment […]

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Appeal for public to give the gift of time this Christmas

14 December 2023

Volunteer Now highlights need for volunteers through the festive season and beyond The lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering in Northern Ireland, Volunteer Now, is appealing for people to give the gift of their time to those in need this Christmas, in the hope it will ‘start a habit that lasts all year’. As […]

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Strategic Plan Consultant

11 December 2023

Volunteer Now is seeking a consultant to support us with the development of our new Strategic Plan. We want volunteering to be celebrated in all walks of life and to continue to evolve to attract new people, and we want our next strategy to lead the way. Volunteer Now is a membership organisation so our […]

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council’s Mayor’s Community Awards 2024

27 November 2023

The Mayor’s Community Awards are back – and with five categories to choose from, Lisburn and Castlereagh residents are being urged to nominate the most deserving stars in their local area. Mayor of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council (LCCC), Councillor Andrew Gowan, said: “The fantastic voluntary and community work taking place across the council is […]

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Shaping the Future Relationship with Government

15 November 2023

by Denise Hayward, Co-Chair Joint Forum – on behalf of the VCS Panel The Joint Forum was set up in 1988 to promote regular dialogue between the Voluntary and Community Sector and Departments of the NI Government.  The forum is made up of public sector representatives and a Voluntary and Community Sector Panel (VCS Panel) […]

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Belfast is celebrating its older volunteers

14 November 2023

Volunteers make the world a better place for all of us. They share their time, skills, knowledge, and experience to make a positive difference in the places people live, learn, work, and relax. Volunteers contribute to the resilience of our communities and are the backbone of a compassionate and caring city. In recognition of this […]

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King’s Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations!

14 November 2023

Congratulations to 9 volunteer groups in Northern Ireland that are among the recipients of the first King’s Award for Voluntary Service 2023! The King’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.  262 Awardees from across the […]

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Trustees’ Week 2023 (6-10 November)

1 November 2023

Trustees’ Week is a time  to celebrate the achievements of over 1 million trustees across the UK.  The theme this year is Many voices. Working together. With purpose.  As our external environment continues to change, we face new challenges. The positive impact you make as a trustee is invaluable to a sector that is now […]

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RNID seeks new volunteers for their Near You project

20 October 2023

RNID’s Near You project offers a free, in-person drop-in service for people who are deaf, have hearing loss or tinnitus, or want to get their hearing checked.  Volunteers give practical support to the service user and advice about other support services for hard of hearing people.  Here’s Tom, one of RNID’s volunteers, to tell more […]

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Community Transport Week

18 October 2023

This week communities across the UK will celebrate the vital role and inspiring work of Community Transport in helping millions of people stay independent, participate in their communities and access essential public services and employment.  This year’s Community Transport Week, themed ‘Bridging the Gap; Connecting Communities’ will celebrate how accessible, inclusive and affordable transport is […]

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Engagement in Culture, Arts, Heritage & Sport by Adults in NI – New NISRA Statistics

9 October 2023

Findings from the Continuous Household Survey 2022/23 This report presents the findings from the 2022/23 Continuous Household Survey (CHS) in relation to engagement with culture, arts, heritage and sport in Northern Ireland. These findings are used to inform the development, monitoring and evaluation of policy.   In 2022/23, 21% of the adult population participated in […]

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An invitation from the Assembly Engagement Team

5 October 2023

To mark International Day of Older Persons on October 1 and Positive Ageing Month, the Northern Ireland Assembly Engagement Team would like to join voluntary and community groups in recognising the integral role of older people in our society and celebrate the contribution that older people make to their communities and Northern Ireland as a […]

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Positive Ageing Month

28 September 2023

October is Positive Ageing Month, a month-long festival of events and activities for older people. It celebrates the contribution that older people make to their communities! Visit your local council website to find out all the great activities happening throughout the month in your area (some links to follow when we get them) … Antrim […]

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NSPCC needs volunteers to help keep children safe

22 September 2023

Volunteers are the beating heart of the NSPCC. Without them, they couldn’t help the children who need them. Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable. There’s something for everyone! The NSPCC is calling on people in Northern Ireland to help […]

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Sustainable Volunteering – Taking a Step for Net Zero

19 September 2023

by Martin J Cowling & Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now For the average volunteer programme, greenhouse emissions, the 2015 Paris Agreement, and climate change feel very distant.  Our focus is usually on mobilising volunteers for our cause or issue and managing them effectively on a tight budget and limited time. As 2030 approaches, however, […]

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Extern seeks new volunteers

18 September 2023

Extern transforms lives as the leading social justice charity across the island of Ireland. They believe another chance can change a life. Each year they speak up for and support more than 25,000 adults, children, young people and families. They are currently recruiting volunteers for the following roles, click the link for more information (note, […]

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The Institute of Volunteer Leadership

14 September 2023

The Institute of Volunteer Leadership (IVL) is a new initiative jointly organised by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now.  It aims to unite leaders of volunteers from both Ireland and Northern Ireland, whether paid or unpaid, to create a vibrant network of knowledge sharing and professional development.  IVL envisions a future where leaders of volunteers can […]

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Volunteering Opportunities with NI Policing Board

12 September 2023

Have YOUR say in OUR policing and ensuring the voices of local people are heard on a wide range of issues. Applications are open for volunteers to join Policing and Community Safety Partnerships (PCSPs) throughout NI. You need to be at least 18 years old and live in or be able to demonstrate a close […]

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We’re Hiring!

31 August 2023

Volunteering Participation Officer Volunteer Now is seeking to recruit a team member responsible for promoting and developing youth volunteering, youth social action and supporting volunteer involving organisations as they involve young people as volunteers. To find out more about this Full Time post, please click here. The closing date for this post is Friday 22 […]

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Senior 55+ Health Days

31 August 2023

Come along for a morning of useful health advice and information, therapies, health checks, exhibitors, and much, much more! Men’s Health Day: Friday 13 October 2023, 10:30am – 1:30pm Women’s Health & Beauty Day: Wednesday 18 October 2023, 10:30am – 1:30pm Both events will be held in Girdwood Community Hub, 10 Girdwood Avenue, Belfast BT14 […]

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Call for Volunteers to welcome future leaders at Belfast’s One Young World Summit

30 August 2023

Ahead of the world’s largest gathering of young leaders taking place in Belfast this October, we are putting a call out for volunteers to help roll out a giant welcome to Northern Ireland. Welcoming more than 2,000 young leaders from 190 countries, the One Young World Belfast summit (2-5 October 2023) will represent four life-changing […]

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