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Interested in volunteering in the Fermanagh area?

22 May 2019

Come along to Erneside Shopping Centre on Wednesday 4th June anytime between midday and 4pm. There will be lots of information about what volunteering opportunities are out there for you.   Volunteer Now Drink Wise Age Well Fermanagh Community Transport B-Friend Hub Project  Fermanagh BID Prince’s Trust Guide Dogs Women’s Aid Shopmobility   If you need any further […]

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BBC Community Life helps Volunteer Now appeal for Befrienders

21 May 2019

Look out for BBC Community Life coming up on 26, 27 & 29 May on BBC1 and BBC2 highlighting our Befriending Scheme and the special bond between volunteer Olivia and client Henrietta. Our Befriending Scheme operates across the Belfast Health & Social Care Trust area.  Volunteers help support this vital work with socially isolated older […]

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Calling all community groups – Now’s your chance to thirst for better!

15 May 2019

Did you know that Deep RiverRock are tapping into the heartbeat of Community Groups across Ireland who collectively follow their pursuits and passions?  The Thirst For Better campaign aims to celebrate and help Community groups raise vital funding, enabling them to continue to do the things they love. The campaign mechanic is simple!  By registering […]

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Free Session: Volunteers: Who? What? When? Up to Date Findings

15 May 2019

Join Us! An opportunity to network, learn and share! Volunteer Now Members’ Free Session: Volunteers: Who? What? When? Up to date findings 26 September 2019 10.00am – 12.30pm 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. […]

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‘Time to Celebrate’ Your Local Heros

14 May 2019

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. Denise Hayward, CEO, Volunteer Now explains: “There are currently over […]

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Supporting Positive Mental Health & Resilience in Long-Term Volunteers

14 May 2019

Long-term volunteers bring incredible gifts of time, energy and service to many community and voluntary organisations in Northern Ireland.  Increasingly, however, some long-term volunteers come with a variety of mental health needs which can be difficult for organisations to know how to support.   Volunteer Now, in partnership with Corrymeela Community have organised a day-long […]

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Be More Connected – 17 June – A day of action on loneliness in Belfast

9 May 2019

Monday 17th June 2018, Belfast City Hall 10am -12.30pm Belfast is known as one of the friendliest cities in the world, but loneliness and social isolation are on the rise. We want to celebrate the things that bring us together and help tackle loneliness across the city. We’re asking everyone in Belfast to take action […]

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Action Changes Things

3 May 2019

Whether you’re a seasoned activist or a novice who’s hungry for change, Action Changes Things will support you in your crusade for social justice. Taking place in Crumlin Road Gaol on Wednesday 29 May, this social justice and activism conference is bringing together expert organisations/academics to share their successes and learnings in activism. Topics include ‘Does […]

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Trustees’ Annual Reporting Conference

1 May 2019

4 June 2019  –  10.00am-1.00pm NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast The preparation of the Trustees Annual Report, and transmission of it to the Charity Commission, is a legal requirement for all registered charities but it doesn’t have to be a tick box exercise… The Trustees Annual Report (TAR) must include information on how a charity […]

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