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FREE Capacity Building Training Courses

Volunteer Now are delivering a range of FREE capacity building training courses to groups based in Belfast in the New Year.  All workshops will be online via Zoom. Leading The Way – Governance This session is aimed at both current committee members, as well as those who are seeking to join a committee for the […]


Good Morning Carrickfergus

In celebration of Positive Ageing Month, which celebrates the contribution older people make to their communities, we hear from Elain Rajkumar, Volunteer Co-ordinator about the fantastic work going on at Good Morning Carrickfergus. Good Morning Carrickfergus is a free telephone befriending and alert service for older and vulnerable adults within the Greenisland, Carrickfergus and Whitehead […]


Have you got ChristmasTIME?

Volunteer Now is appealing to people throughout Northern Ireland to give an hour or more of their time to volunteer for a charity this Christmas. The ChristmasTIME campaign aims to encourage more people to get involved in a one-off or short volunteering opportunity as part of their festive celebrations. Denise Hayward, Chief Executive, Volunteer Now […]


Just Like Our Bodies – Our Minds Need Care Too

To highlight World Mental Health Day, Volunteer Now are shining the spotlight on the charity Fresh Light.  We have spoken to a past service-user who was happy to share her very positive experience with them.  Jen was looking for professional counselling services since the NHS waiting list can be long and unpredictable, and private health […]


Launch of Volunteers’ Week 2019

The annual 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. The theme for this year is ‘Time to Celebrate’ and […]


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

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. […]


New Year, New You

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, […]


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions All use of the website (‘the Site’) and the provision of services from Volunteer Now is on the terms and conditions below. If you do not agree to these conditions cease use of the Site immediately. You may print and keep a copy of these terms. They are a legal agreement between […]


Vincent’s Retail Volunteer Appeal

(scroll to the bottom of this post for the list of Vincent’s shops who are currently recruiting new volunteers) It’s been a difficult time for many charities who are trying to continue their vital services  but the charity retail sector are particularly struggling.  They have always been reliant on older volunteers within their volunteer teams […]


Volunteering – It’s Good for Body & Soul

HAVE YOU HEARD? Volunteering – It’s good for body and soul! In today’s world people who are more active, feel valued, have a network of friends and are happy to participate in meaningful activities.  Getting involved in volunteering can offer these benefits and more, and there is a well-established and growing body of evidence to support […]

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