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Opportunity for 16-19 year olds

18 February 2019

*Applications are now closed* Are you age 16-19 and live in NI?  Do you want to meet new people and develop your leadership skills?  Are you interested in exploring issues relevant to young people?  Would you like to travel to Berlin or Basque? YPLC (Young People Leading Change) are accepting applications for their International Leadership […]

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Volunteering – it’s a love thing

13 February 2019

Research reveals that an amazing 74% of people across Northern Ireland cite personal enjoyment as the top reason they volunteer, confirming that volunteering is indeed ‘a love thing’.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Volunteer Now is encouraging people to spread the love, or at least the word, that people Love to Volunteer! Two […]

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Small Capital Grants Programme 2018/19 – Call for Applications

7 February 2019

**Applications are now closed** 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 applicants […]

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Men’s Health Event – 5 March

5 February 2019

We will be holding a Men’s Health Event at Crumlin Road Gaol on Tuesday 5th March from 10.30-2.00pm. It will be an action-packed morning with information stands, entertainment and activities (see list below).  There will also be an opportunity to have a tour of the jail and refreshments will be provided. If you know of […]

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QUB RAG invite applications for their Charity Partners

4 February 2019

It is that time of year when QUB RAG (Raise & Give) are inviting applications for their Charity Partners in the next academic year (2019-20). Queen’s University Belfast RAG (Raise & Give) is the official fundraising group of the Students’ Union, priding themselves on creativity and fundraising that is slightly beyond the norm; raising much […]

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Confederation of Community Groups Newry: Call for Good Neighbours

29 January 2019

The Confederation of Community Groups in Newry are launching a new call for volunteers for their ‘Good Neighbour’ scheme which runs throughout the Newry and Mourne area. This project, based in Ballybot House in Newry is similar to befriending, and sees volunteers undertake hourly visits on a regular basis to older people. “Good Neighbour visits […]

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Volunteer Organisations Linking Together session – 7 Feb

23 January 2019

TOPIC:  Involving Volunteers from Overseas Living in Northern Ireland DATE:  Thursday 7 February 2019  (10am-12.30pm) This is an opportunity to come together to share good practice and encourage the development of opportunities that appeal to a wide range of people from a variety of different backgrounds i.e  Refugees, Asylum seekers, migrants and students Join us to discuss: […]

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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 NOW OPEN!

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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