Volunteer Now were devastated to hear of the loss of one of our #iWill ambassadors, friend and amazing campaigner, Lucia Quinney Mee BEM. Lucia sadly passed away following her 4th liver transplant just before her 21st birthday but whilst with us she was full of determination, passion, commitment, energy and enthusiasm. Much of this was invested in […]
When did you first volunteer? Summer 2017. Where do you volunteer? Within groups in my local youth centre such as the LGBT+ group and the ‘Saturday Club’. How often do you volunteer? 2-3 times a week. What inspired you to get involved? After being a participant in the 2017 NCS Programme, I wanted to continue […]
Environmental Volunteering: A Case Study with The Belfast Hills Partnership
The Belfast Hills Partnership (BHP) is an independent charity which seeks to improve how the hills are managed. We do this by working with our partners including local councils (Belfast City, Lisburn and Castlereagh Borough Council, and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council), government departments, community groups, nature conservation organisations and businesses committed to caring for […]
Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership: A Case Study
The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership was established after receiving a Heritage Lottery Award and the four-year funded project is now within its last year. As a result of the success of the project they are hoping to secure a five-year volunteering project to ensure its sustainability and impact. The aim of the Partnership is […]
St Dominic’s have been delivery partners of the Millennium Volunteer award since 2012. Volunteer Coordinator The school has opted to appoint a Volunteer Co-ordinator to promote and support pupil volunteering, both within school and within our local & wider community. The school coordinates the timetable to match one period of the Volunteer Co-ordinator’s timetable with […]
Enniskillen Hospital “I enjoyed the hospital as I wish to continue in 3rd level education in the field of nursing. this gave me an opportunity to see the workings of the hospital and it has made me determined to continue in this field. I’m interested in the sporting world as well, as I volunteered to […]
The Women and Family Health Ward in Omagh Hospital, Parkview Nursing Home and The Saturday Club. “I really enjoyed my time in the Omagh Hospital as it further amplified my views on nursing, the good and the other. I have been lucky enough to have been selected for an interview at a Welsh University and […]
I would encourage other young people to become millennium volunteers as the opportunities are endless and the rewards go so much deeper than just getting a certificate; you get the chance to better your community, peers and yourself.
In 2007 Lumen Christi College agreed to pilot the Millennium Volunteers School programme and since then the partnership between the School, its pupils, Volunteer Now and the wider volunteering community has grown and flourished.
It’s a must. Volunteering is a very worthwhile experience. It provides you with an abundance of experience which can be utilised in later life. It gives you something to show for your efforts and allows employers to see your experience.
I would encourage others to become a Millennium Volunteer as it gives you lots of opportunities to try new things and meet new people. The advice I would give is to try anything and everything as it is a
Most definitely become a volunteer. It really opens your eyes and makes you thankful for what you have. MV is a great way to keep track of all the volunteering that you do. It's great for UCAS and job applications so it's definitely something to get involved with.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people of all ages. I have also learned many new skills through volunteering, I love volunteering and would encourage anyone to do it specially if it is in something you enjoy doing yourself.