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A snapshot of Volunteers’ Week 2019

4 July 2019

Volunteers’ Week 1-7 June – the time to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. In Northern Ireland Volunteer Now takes the lead in this UK wide campaign, in partnerships with NCVO, Volunteer Scotland and Volunteering Wales, encouraging organisations to thank their volunteers for all their hard work and commitment. The […]

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Help athletes get to the next Special Olympics World Games

3 July 2019

This year Special Olympics athletes across Ulster will once again commence their journey to the next Special Olympics World Games which will take place in Berlin 2023. Could you help to support the local sporting events that will take them there? Special Olympics Ulster, which provides sports training for children and adults with an intellectual […]

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It’s Translink #GetOnBoard Bus and Train Week 3-9 June!

31 May 2019

Last year Volunteer Now was involved in the recruitment of volunteers to help launch the new Glider Service and during UK Volunteers Week 1-7 June we would like to say a big Thank You for their involvement towards making this service such a success. Volunteer Karolyn Gaston tells us about her experience: I volunteered for […]

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Interested in volunteering in the Fermanagh area?

22 May 2019

Come along to Erneside Shopping Centre on Tuesday 4th June anytime between midday and 4pm. There will be lots of information about what volunteering opportunities are out there for you.   Volunteer Now Drink Wise Age Well Fermanagh Community Transport B-Friend Hub Project  Fermanagh BID Prince’s Trust Guide Dogs Women’s Aid Shopmobility If you need any further […]

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BBC Community Life helps Volunteer Now appeal for Befrienders

21 May 2019

Look out for BBC Community Life coming up on 26, 27 & 29 May on BBC1 and BBC2 highlighting our Befriending Scheme and the special bond between volunteer Olivia and client Henrietta. Our Befriending Scheme operates across the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust area.  Volunteers help support this vital work with socially isolated older […]

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Calling all community groups – Now’s your chance to thirst for better!

15 May 2019

Did you know that Deep RiverRock are tapping into the heartbeat of Community Groups across Ireland who collectively follow their pursuits and passions?  The Thirst For Better campaign aims to celebrate and help Community groups raise vital funding, enabling them to continue to do the things they love. The campaign mechanic is simple!  By registering […]

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Free Session: Volunteers: Who? What? When? Up to Date Findings

15 May 2019

Join Us! An opportunity to network, learn and share! Volunteer Now Members’ Free Session: Volunteers: Who? What? When? Up to date findings 26 September 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm Volunteer Now, 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB This session will give you the opportunity to find out more about the recently published volunteering statistics for N Ireland. […]

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‘Time to Celebrate’ Your Local Heros

14 May 2019

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. Denise Hayward, CEO, Volunteer Now explains: “There are currently over […]

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Supporting Positive Mental Health & Resilience in Long-Term Volunteers

14 May 2019

Long-term volunteers bring incredible gifts of time, energy and service to many community and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland.  Increasingly, however, some long-term volunteers come with a variety of mental health needs which can be difficult for organisations to know how to support.   Volunteer Now, in partnership with Corrymeela Community have organised a day-long […]

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