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Do you want to network, learn and share with other volunteer involving organisations? Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) is a free session for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Organised 4 times a year, sessions will address topics that those working with volunteers want to hear more about.  All events are free and held in Volunteer Now’s offices at 34 Shaftesbury Square, Belfast BT2 7DB.


TOPIC:  Volunteers! Who? What? When? Up to date findings

DATE:  Thursday 26 September 2019  (10am-12.30pm)

VENUE: 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. Carried out for The Department for Communities by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, these are the first results for volunteering since the questions were moved onto the Continuous Household Survey and cover the period of 2017/8.

This will give you an opportunity to look at evidence around what makes volunteers do what they do and help you to make your volunteering more appealing for them. We will be joined by Clair Stewart and Celeste McCallion, Analytical Services Unit, Department for Communities who will provide the overview of the findings.

Please confirm your attendance with Nicole.Gorman@volunteernow.co.uk by 19 September 2019


TOPIC:  Safe and Fair Risk Assessment of Conviction Information

DATE:  Wednesday 6 November 2019  (10am-12.30pm)

VENUE: To be confirmed

This session will be delivered by NIACRO and will cover:

  • A brief overview of how the criminal justice system in NI works including PSNI, PPS, Courts and PBNI
  • Criminal records – what is retained, where, for how long and who can access it
  • Access NI levels of checks and appeals
  • Rehabilitation of Offenders (NI) Order 1978 and subsequent updates (spent/unspent/filtering)
  • Risk assessment and defensible decision making
  • Disclosure statements and Disclosure Panels
  • Record Keeping and GDPR
  • Setting fair and clear policies around recruitment of people with previous convictions

Please confirm your attendance with Nicole.Gorman@volunteernow.co.uk by 30 October 2019


Is there a topic you would really like us to address through VOLT?  Let us know what you are thinking about and we will try to get it on the schedule in 2019.  Email:  Nicole.gorman@volunteernow.co.uk

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