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Volunteers wanted for QUB Dietary Study

18 January 2022

Are you interested in improving your diet?   Researchers at the Centre for Public Health at Queen’s University Belfast are undertaking the PAD-Q study to find out if personalised dietary advice, based on both markers of dietary intake measured in urine and a diet quality assessment, can improve diet quality and other risk factors for […]

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UK Volunteering Forum Seeks Chair for Quality Assurance Panel for Investing in Volunteers

17 January 2022

The Investing in Volunteers (IiV) quality standard is jointly owned by the four members of the UKVF (NCVO, Volunteer Now, Volunteer Scotland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action) to promote the development of good practice in volunteer management. UKVF partners are seeking to recruit a new independent Chair for the IiV Quality Assurance Panel, whose […]

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Minority Ethnic Development Fund 2022-25

11 January 2022

The Executive Office opened the Minority Ethnic Development Fund (MEDF) 2022-25 in December 2021. The MEDF provides support for voluntary and community organisations working with minority ethnic people and groups.  The aim of the Fund is to assist minority ethnic and local community organisations to promote good relations between people of different ethnic backgrounds. Please […]

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VOLT Session: Let’s Celebrate Your Role as Volunteer Managers

10 January 2022

Volunteer Organisations Linking Together (VOLT) are free sessions for those who want to focus on a volunteering issue with other like-minded individuals. Join Us! An opportunity to network and share! Join us on Tuesday 18 January 2022 when you can meet and catch up with others in the Voluntary & Community Sector about all things […]

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Merry Christmas!

22 December 2021

Our offices will be closed over the Christmas break from Friday 24th December to Monday 3rd January, and we’ll be back on Tuesday 4th.  Feel free to get in touch with us using the contact forms on our website or email info@volunteernow.co.uk and we’ll get back to you then. Merry Christmas and a Happy New […]

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Department for Communities COVID Recovery Programme

20 December 2021

On Friday 17 December 2021, the DfC published details of 2021/22 financial support for not-for-profit organisations affected financially by the COVID 19 pandemic. Grant awards of up to £50,000 are available. In some exceptional circumstances grants higher than £50,000 may also be awarded. There will be seven awarding bodies and applicants can choose which body […]

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January 2022 Training: Leadership & Why It Matters

16 December 2021

The first session in the next round of our Leadership Series of courses is Leadership & Why It Matters on Tuesday 11 January 2022.  During the session, you will examine the difference between management and leadership, look at why leadership matters and what can be most difficult and challenging about leadership of an organisation, programme […]

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Recognising and Celebrating Volunteers!

15 December 2021

During 2021 a number of volunteer groups got to celebrate the biggest achievement of their lifetime.  Some of the Awardees for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from both 2020 and 2021 took an opportunity when COVID restrictions eased to organise an event and welcome the Lord Lieutenant for their County to present their Award.  […]

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The National Lottery Community Fund NI’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) Communities pilot programme

15 December 2021

The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (B.A.M.E.) Communities pilot programme is now open for applications in Northern Ireland. Since February 2021, they have worked closely with groups and individuals from B.A.M.E. communities to co-design this pilot funding programme to ensure National Lottery funding supports people from B.A.M.E. communities in […]

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Leadership Courses

8 December 2021

We have scheduled another round of the Leadership series of courses for January.  The series consists of 4 different, but complimentary sessions and each session covers a different topic regarding leadership of an organisation, programme or project. Some of the topics explored over the series are leadership styles, communication styles, why leadership matters, conformity, how […]

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Volunteer Now’s Conference for Youth Groups in Northern Ireland

1 December 2021

Join us for our regional Conference on Wednesday 8 December 2021 from 6.00-8.00pm (via Zoom) with the theme: The Opportunities and Challenges to meaningful youth volunteering for 14-25 year olds This conference will be suitable for any youth, community groups and organisations in Northern Ireland who are registered with the Education Authority, and also their […]

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Redevelopment of DIY Committee Guide Website

30 November 2021

Volunteer Now are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual or consortium of individuals to undertake a redevelopment of www.diycommitteeguide.org, the online governance resource, working closing with the Developing Governance Group and staff in Volunteer Now.  Content for the site will be separately redeveloped. This work is required to ensure that the website has been […]

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Volunteer Ambassador Induction Open Day

29 November 2021

As a Volunteer Ambassador at the Forth Meadow Community Greenway Project, you will play a key role in providing a high standard of customer care to visitors coming to the Forth Meadow Community Greenway. Therefore we are holding a Volunteer Ambassador Induction Open Day on Thursday 16 December 2021 at 10am-8pm in the Springfield Dam […]

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Only 1 Week Until Our Conference!

25 November 2021

Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow Thursday 2 December 2021, 10am – 3pm Join us next Thursday when we will be joined by leading experts like Scott Millar from Volunteering Victoria, Tiger de Souza from National Trust, Rob Jackson from Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and others. We will hear about reflections on volunteering in […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 4

23 November 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you the last session in a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The fourth and final session is on Tuesday 7 December 2021 at 10am-12pm and is titled: Investing Together Yearly: Practical Steps to Change Your Organisation Join us as we explore […]

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Are You Winter Ready?

19 November 2021

At National Energy Action (NEA NI) we are concerned that higher energy prices, reduced incomes, and leaky, inefficient housing could put many households in Northern Ireland at increased risk of fuel poverty this coming winter.  These increases come at a time when many household budgets are already stretched thin. However, at NEA we know that […]

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Does your group have any festive volunteering opportunities?

11 November 2021

Does your group have volunteering opportunities with a festive vibe that you need volunteers to help with?  Many folk are especially keen to volunteer on the run up to Christmas (and even wanting to help on Christmas Day itself!)  If you do have any opportunities you need additional help with, please upload them to your account […]

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Do you manage and support volunteers and would like to learn how to support their wellbeing?

11 November 2021

We are hearing from volunteer involving organisations and from volunteers that their mental health has sometimes suffered due to their volunteering roles during Covid. Volunteer Now would like to support volunteer managers and volunteers to learn how to manage their mental health and overall sense of wellbeing. We are offering free workshops to organisations and […]

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Only 3 Weeks To Go!

11 November 2021

It is only 3 weeks until our major online volunteer conference – Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow! Join us on Thursday 2 December 2021 to hear from leading experts from across the world, like Scott Millar, CEO, Volunteering Victoria, Rob Jackson, Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and Tiger de Souza MBE, National Trust and […]

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Revised Code of Good Governance Launched!

10 November 2021

The 3rd edition of the Code of Good Governance has been launched by Nicole Lappin, Chief Charity Commissioner on 2 November 2021. The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards of voluntary and community organisations produced by the Developing Governance Group.  The pocket-sized booklet of earlier […]

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Inclusion & Diversity Session 3

9 November 2021

Volunteer Now Enterprises Ltd, in partnership with JoinHer, bring you a series of four 2-hour sessions on Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Equality. The third session is on Tuesday 23 November 2021 at 10am-12pm and is titled: Research & Strategy: Take time to investigate & plan for your organisation Join us as we explore and learn new […]

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FREE Safeguarding Training in Fermanagh & Omagh

8 November 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Fermanagh & Omagh District Council Area Keeping Children Safe: Designated Officer Refresher Training This course covers the role and responsibilities of the Designated Officer, Health & Social Care Trusts structures and processes, issues and experiences around referrals and sharing information and recent developments in safeguarding […]

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Less Than 1 Month To Go!

4 November 2021

It is now less than 1 month until our major online volunteer conference – Volunteering: Learning from today, prepared for tomorrow! The conference, on Thursday 2 December 2021, will hear from leading experts from across the world, like Scott Millar, CEO, Volunteering Victoria, Rob Jackson, Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd, Tiger de Souza MBE, National Trust […]

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Harkin International Disability Summit

3 November 2021

Belfast International Conference Centre, Belfast 7- 8 June 2022 Following the success of the Harkin International Disability Employment Summit in Iowa in 2021, The Harkin Institute can’t wait to bring the Summit to Belfast, working in partnership with the Northern Ireland Executive’s Department for Communities. Harkin Belfast 2022 will provide a platform for individuals and […]

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Launch of the Revised Code of Good Governance

21 October 2021

Nicole Lappin, Chief Charity Commissioner, will officially launch the 3rd edition of the Code of Good Governance for the voluntary and community sector at a special seminar for Trustees Week on Tuesday 2 November 2021 at 4-5pm. The Code of Good Governance is a voluntary set of standards on good governance practice for the boards […]

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Coca-Cola’s Big Clean Up

20 October 2021

Coca-Cola HBC, in partnership with Volunteer Now, the National Trust and Volunteer Ireland undertook another ambitious volunteering initiative on Thursday 7 October with an estimated 100 employees across the island of Ireland partaking in their annual ‘Big Clean-Up’. Coca-Cola volunteers took to three beaches across the island – Murlough Beach in Co. Down, Portmarnock in Dublin […]

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Working with Remote Volunteers

18 October 2021

If you are an organisation with an income of less than £250k then we can offer you a FREE place on our Working with Remote Volunteers session, in partnership with the Halifax Foundation NI. Wednesday 27 October 2021  |  10am-12pm  |  Zoom What used to be a niche area of volunteer engagement is now commonplace […]

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Parenting Week 2021

18 October 2021

This week (18-22 October) is Parenting Week and this year the theme Reset and Reconnect has been chosen.  The concept was driven by a group of parents who thought this was a great opportunity to pause, reset and reconnect – given the past year and the increasing numbers of parents and families who have found […]

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The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles

14 October 2021

Join us for this short session where we will explore why we need to assess risk when developing volunteer roles and how volunteer managers can implement this process within their volunteer programme. Date:  Tuesday 16 November 2021 Time:  10am-12pm Book your place here – The New Environment: Assessing Risk When Developing Volunteer Roles “This was […]

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FREE Online Safeguarding Training

14 October 2021

Free Online Training for Voluntary & Community Groups in the Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council Area Keeping Children & Adults Safe: Training for Staff & Volunteers This course covers the legal and policy context, categories of abuse and possible indicators, dealing with a disclosure, reporting concerns, dealing with an allegation, programme planning, risk […]

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