Volunteer involving organisations have a vital role to play in encouraging young people to volunteer, ensuring that they have a positive volunteering experience and benefit from the skills and experiences that they can bring to the work that you undertake. Volunteer Now is here to help you carry out this vital role - some of the support we offer includes:
- Volunteer Now can provide your organisation with the support and training to ensure that your organisation can effectively recruit, support and develop young volunteers so that it is mutually beneficial. Our Young People and Volunteering:The Essentials training is a FREE one day workshop that has developed for staff and volunteers who work with young people. The session provides the opportunity to explore and share good practice, network with other volunteers and professionals working with young volunteers and develop an action plan to move your management of young volunteers forward.
You can find information about all our courses in the Training and Support section.
- The Millennium Volunteers and GoldMark programmes allow organisations to recognise the commitment and contribution that young people (14-25) make through their volunteering. The programme is comepletely free to deliver and is supported by the Department of Education and the Youth Council for Northern Ireland. See here for more information about how you can become involved with our Millennium Volunteers programme.
- As a result of research undertaken through the Young Life and Times survey 2009 young people stated that they would volunteer more if they were asked. So, if you would like to encourage more young people to volunteer you can register your opportunities on this website or contact us for help in creating the right roles to attract young volunteers.
If you have any questions about the work we do or would like to avail of some of the support we offer contact us.