An opportunity to network, lean and share
New series of Volunteer Now Members’ Sessions
looking at volunteering topics
4th March 2021 11am - 12pm
Programme for Government – where does volunteering sit?
Volunteering is intrinsic to communities, never evidenced more than during the recent pandemic. So where is volunteering in N Ireland’s new Programme for Government and how can we make sure the voice of volunteers is heard. Come and help us discuss these issues and contribute to Volunteer Now’s response to the consultation. bit.ly/3p4Ghi9
9 March 2021 10am - 12 pm
Safeguarding and DBS Barring – what you need to know
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is an important part of safeguarding and safer recruitment but not everyone understands what the service does and the benefits of DBS and employers/volunteer involvers working together. This session will help you understand when a DBS Barring referral should be made, including when the legal duty is met, outline the three different referral routes and much more. bit.ly/3q8GPFb
25 March 2021 2 - 3.30pm
Volunteering During the Pandemic and Beyond – New N Ireland Research
We are delighted to share findings from one of the first large scale surveys to assess the impact of Covid-19 on volunteering in Northern Ireland. Volunteer Now has been working in partnership with Queens University and SMR Market Research to undertake a survey of the general public about their involvement in volunteering since March 2020. We all have our own perspective and experience with volunteering throughout 2020, but this session will allow us to hear from Chris Coughlan (Queen's University Belfast) about this research study in more detail and to delve into key findings from the N Ireland population survey; make comparisons with similar surveys undertaken by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Scotland; and discuss some key learning for moving forward. bit.ly/2Z32rXv
To book your place, click on the relevant link.
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