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Stay Home Memories Project

3 June 2020

On 23 March 2020 the Stay Home directive was announced and life changed for everyone in Northern Ireland, and across the world, as we collectively fought to control the COVID-19 virus. PRONI has launched the Stay Home Memories project to gather information on the lives of the people of Northern Ireland and how the pandemic […]

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Lucia Mee, BEM

2 June 2020

This week was rocked by the sad news that one of #iwill ambassadors, local heroes and overall inspiring young lady passed away shortly after her 4th liver transplant and a couple of days before her 21st birthday.  Lucia came to our attention back in 2018 when she was nominated as an #iwill ambassador, however we […]

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Congratulations!

2 June 2020

Congratulations to the following recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020: Aisling Centre Ballymoney Branch, Royal British Legion Camphill Community Clanabogan Coaching 4 Christ Eglinton Community Centre Enniskillen Royal Boat Club Fermanagh Talking Newspaper Association Mae Murray Foundation Maghera Cross Community Link Portico Ards Ltd (PAL) Royal British Legion Waterside Branch Saint Eugene’s […]

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Hargey Praises Volunteers’ Contribution

1 June 2020

As Volunteers’ Week gets underway Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has expressed her gratitude to the thousands of volunteers who selflessly give their time to help others. The Minister said a light had been shone on volunteers’ contribution to society in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1–7 June, recognises the […]

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Hats Off to Volunteers!

1 June 2020

It’s Volunteers’ Week and staff from Volunteer Now are taking their ‘hats off’ to volunteers throughout Northern Ireland for all the amazing things you do!

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Happy Volunteers’ Week 2020!

1 June 2020

Volunteers’ Week 2020 will not be like any we have experienced before.  While the world has felt very strange over the past few months, there is no doubt that volunteering is alive and well.  So many individual acts of kindness to friends and neighbours, as well as more organised volunteering efforts through community groups, churches […]

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VOLT Session 4: Rethinking Volunteering in Environmental & Heritage Groups in Light of COVID-19

27 May 2020

A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The following sessions were Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 and Rethinking Youth Volunteering in LIght of COVID-19. The next Session is as follows: Session 4: […]

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VOLT Session 3: Rethinking Youth Volunteering in Light of COVID-19

20 May 2020

*FULLY BOOKED*  A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post COVID-19.  The next session on 21 May 2020, entitled Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19 was fully booked. The third Session is as […]

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VOLT Session 2: Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post COVID-19

14 May 2020

*FULLY BOOKED*  VOLT (Volunteer Organisations Linking Together) sessions have gone online!  A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes started on 14 May with Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post Covid-19. The next Session is as follows: Session 2: Rethinking Volunteering in One-to-One and Group Support Roles Post Covid-19 (specifically […]

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Calling all Charity Shops in Northern Ireland – VOLT Goes Online!

6 May 2020

VOLT (Volunteer Organisations Linking Together) sessions are going online!  A special COVID-19 related series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions to look at volunteering across a series of themes are starting next week! Session 1: Rethinking Volunteering in Charity Shops Post Covid-19 Date:  14 May 2020 Time:  11am – 12pm Volunteers have been at the heart of the […]

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Webinar: Corporate Partnerships Opportunities in the Coronavirus Crisis

5 May 2020

Business in the Community is delighted to once again be partnering with Jonathan Andrews from Remarkable Partnerships to host a webinar on the important subject of how corporate partnerships can work during COVID-19. This webinar will take place in partnership with NICVA. In this session, Jonathan will give examples, insights and tools to help you make the shift. […]

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Food for Life Get Togethers: EMERGENCY COVID-19 SMALL GRANTS applications now open

22 April 2020

Food For Life Get Togethers has some emergency funding available to assist with community led responses centred around food and growing initiatives to spend within the next 3 months Application open:           Monday 20th April 2020 Closing date:                   Tuesday 28th April 2020 @ 5.30pm Successful grants paid:  Thursday 7th May 2020. Dowload COVID 19 Grant […]

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Hargey Pays Tribute to Voluntary and Community Sector for Continued Efforts

20 April 2020

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey today paid tribute to the vital and tireless work of voluntary and community organisations in response to COVID-19. The Minister said: “I know that many organisations have been working tirelessly, day and night, and in many cases, those on the ground are the community’s “first responders” – volunteers, community workers and […]

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WheelWorks Arts Launches NI’s First Online Digital Arts Festival

9 April 2020

Youth arts charity WheelWorks Arts is launching Northern Ireland’s first digital arts festival hosted entirely online. Starting on Monday 13 April, the Make, Do, Create Festival will see a series of artist-led creative workshops take place every day for 6 weeks. Covering music; animation; photography; dance; visual arts and filmmaking, the Make, Do, Create Festival […]

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Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme

8 April 2020

The Live Here Love Here Small Grants Scheme is an incredible opportunity for local communities to apply for a grant between £500 to £5000 to improve their local environment. The Small Grants Scheme is about encouraging practical, local action towards building more sustainable communities.  The scheme will support volunteers to: • Contribute to the development […]

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FREE Online Course: See Something, Say Something

2 April 2020

Our FREE online safeguarding course – See Something, Say Something is a key course for volunteers taking part in our #HelpEachOther campaign and is also suitable for the general public who may have concerns about their family, friends or neighbours. Click here to find out more and to register.

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FREE Webinar: Involving Volunteers in Response to COVID-19

31 March 2020

Volunteer Now has partnered with NICVA to deliver this essential learning on how to put best practice in place for involving volunteers safely in such challenging times.  Covid-19 has highlighted across the world how important volunteering is.  Volunteers are bringing amazing support to those ‘most at risk’ in our communities and more and more people […]

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Support the Challenge: #HelpEachOther

26 March 2020

In these uncertain and challenging times Volunteer Now has launched a new online campaign #HelpEachOther to support those who wish to volunteer for COVID-19 related opportunities and also for those organisations which require the support of volunteers to deliver their services to those who need it most. If you are interested in volunteering please visit our […]

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Our Offices Are Closed But We Are Still Working!

24 March 2020

IN LIGHT OF THE RECENT GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENT WE ARE NOW FULLY IMPLEMENTING OUR WORKING FROM HOME PLAN WHICH WILL BE IN FULL EFFECT BY END OF BUSINESS 24/03/2020 We had started to implement our Working From Home (WFH) plan prior to the Government’s announcement based on our monitoring of the situation over the last number […]

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FREE Online Safeguarding Courses

23 March 2020

Volunteer Now recently launched our free online safeguarding training, which is supported by the Health & Social Care Board and the Department of Health.  The online training acts as an introduction only and does not replace face to face training, which should be attended following completion of any of the sessions below. Keeping Adults Safe: […]

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Volunteers Sniff Out Opportunities with Launch of New Online Search Portal

20 March 2020

Volunteer Now, the lead organisation for promoting and supporting volunteering across Northern Ireland, is urging people in Belfast to get into volunteering and find their perfect match through its brand new online search portal. Boasting hundreds of unique volunteering opportunities across a range of sectors, the new online platform is the first of its kind […]

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Challenging Times – Let’s #HelpEachOther

19 March 2020

In such uncertain and changing times, Volunteer Now is mindful of the amazing support volunteers are bringing to those ‘most at risk’ in our communities and more and more people are stepping up in terms of getting involved and offering help.   We have launched a new  campaign ‘HelpEachOther’ to encourage organisations to register their specific […]

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National Emergencies Trust Launches Appeal to Help Civic Society Support Those Affected by the Coronavirus Outbreak

19 March 2020

The National Emergencies Trust has today launched an appeal to raise funds to help local charities support those individuals suffering hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. The appeal has been launched with the support of media, business and governmental organisations, and in partnership with the British Red Cross who will be managing donations. […]

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All Training Postponed

18 March 2020

Due to the current circumstances, all training programmed for March and April 2020 has been postponed.  We are looking into different ways of bringing our training to you so monitor our website and social media channels in the coming weeks.  Further communication regarding our face-to-face training will be issued towards the end of April.  Apologies […]

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Worthy Charity Boards Recognised for Good Leadership, Governance and Commitment

13 March 2020

The Leadership and Good Governance Awards, organised by VSB Foundation in partnership with CO3, Investec and Volunteer Now celebrate voluntary organisations which are working hard to improve their governance. At the Awards Ceremony in  Belfast City Hall, Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now said: “Congratulations to all three organisations on winning this year’s Leadership and […]

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Situation

6 March 2020

As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation develops, your organisation should be planning how best to keep your employees, volunteers, supporters and beneficiaries informed and protected.  We have adapted some information provided by NCVO to give you guidance – click here.  This information may change so please also monitor the PHA website for up to date guidance –

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BBC Rewind

24 February 2020

BBC Rewind is an archive of more than a thousand pieces of BBC footage from the 1950’s and 60’s.  You can access the archive on computers in all libraries. Contact your local library directly for more information.  Find your local library here.

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Supporting End of Life Care in Northern Trust

17 February 2020

A small number of esteemed volunteering opportunities have arisen within the Northern Trust known as ‘End of Life Companions’. This companion role involves supporting patients and those people important to them as they approach the end of their lives. Volunteers are vital to a range of care settings in helping to enhance people’s experience, making […]

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