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MV for Schools logoMillennium Volunteers (MV) for Schools is a Northern Ireland-wide programme that has been developed to provide schools and colleges with a tool to promote volunteering to their students, while also recognising the role that their students make to the life of the school and community through volunteering. The programme is backed by the Department of Education and is offered free of charge. MV allows young volunteers to get a certificate recognising their contribution to volunteering after their first 50, 100 and 200 hours of volunteering, with anyone aged between 14 and 25 is eligible to become a Millennium Volunteer. The MV for Schools programme aims to allow the students to complete around 50 hours of volunteering within an academic year to achieve their 'School Award', they can then continue to volunteer to receive the 100 and 200 hour awards the following year.

Many schools who are now MV Delivery Partners realised that they already encourage their students to volunteer but they are not recognised formally for their commitment. Examples of volunteering include: mentoring, befriending programmes, community outreach as well as in house programmes such as drama productions and sports coaching. Schools can also recognise the volunteering that young people undertake outside of school, for example, within their local youth club, Church or sport club. Other students may also take part in volunteering through programme such as COPE, work experience, overseas projects and other schemes like the Duke of Edinburgh award, all of which should be eligible to count toward the MV award.

Volunteer Now provides record books that allow the volunteers to help plan their volunteering and review their achievements and experiences during the placement. The record book also allows them to record the hours as they work towards the 50, 100 and 200 hours milestones. When the volunteer reaches one of these marks, Volunteer Now will then issue them with the corresponding certificate, which allows you the chance to incorporate the presentation of the certificates into any celebration or recognition events you have.

If you would like to register your school as a MV Delivery Partner, all we ask is that you commit to support the young people, ensure the volunteering meets their needs and that it is a positive and rewarding experience. If you would like to know more about Millennium Volunteers or are ready to sign up, then please download and complete a copy of the Expression of Interest form, a member of the Youth Team will then contact you to complete your registration.

To find out more information about the MV programme, you can also visit our MV for volunteers section.


The Schools listed below currently work with Volunteer Now to deliver the Millennium Volunteers School Award.

Abbey Grammar SchoolSt Benedicts College
Ardmore House Special SchoolSt Brigid's College
Ashfield Girls High SchoolSt Catherine's College
Assumption Grammar SchoolSt Cecilia's College
Ballyclare Secondary SchoolSt Ciaran's College
Ballymena AcademySt Colmans College
Bangor AcademySt Colman's High School
Beechlawn SchoolSt Colmcille's High School
Belfast Boys Model SchoolSt Colm's High School
Belfast High SchoolSt Columbanus' College
Belfast Model School for GirlsSt Columb's College
Belfast Royal Academy (BRA)St Dominic's Grammar School for Girls
Blackwater Integrated CollegeSt Fanchea's College
Bloomfield Collegiate SchoolSt Genevieve's High School
Castle Tower SchoolSt Joseph's Boys School
Castlederg High SchoolSt Joseph's Grammar School‎
Christian Brothers' Grammar SchoolSt Killian's College
Christian Brothers SchoolSt Louis Grammar School
City of Armagh High SchoolSt Louise's Comprehensive College
Colaiste FeirsteSt Malachy's High School
Coleraine Academical InstitutionSt Mark's High School
Coleraine CollegeSt Mary's Christian Brothers Grammar School
Collegiate Grammar SchoolSt Mary's College
Cookstown High SchoolSt Mary's High School
Corpus Christi CollegeSt Mary's High School, Limavady
Cross and Passion CollegeSt Michael's Grammar School
Cullybackey CollegeSt Patrick and St Brigid's College
Dalriada SchoolSt Patrick's Academy
Dean Maguirc CollegeSt Patrick's Academy
Devenish CollegeSt Patrick's College
Downshire SchoolSt Patrick's Grammar School
Dromore High SchoolSt Patrick's Grammar School
Drumragh Integrated CollegeSt Paul's College, Kilrea
Dunclug CollegeSt Paul's High School
Edmund Rice CollegeSt Pius X College
Fivemiletown CollegeSt Rose's Dominican College
Fleming Fulton SchoolStrabane Academy
Foyle CollegeStrangford Integrated College
Friends School LisburnStranmillis University
Glastry CollegeStrathearn School
Glengormley High SchoolThe High School Ballynahinch
Glenlola Collegiate SchoolThe Royal School Armagh
Glenveagh SchoolThornhill College
Grosvenor Grammar SchoolTor Bank School
Hazelwood Integrated CollegeUlidia Integrated College
Hillcroft SchoolVictoria College
Holy Trinity CollegeWellington College
Hunterhouse CollegeWillowbridge Special School
Integrated College Dungannon 
Knockevin Special School 
Lagan College 
Larne High School 
Limavady Grammar School 
Limavady High School 
Lisanally Special School 
Lismore Comprehensive School 
Lisnagarey High School 
Little Flower Girls' School 
Loreto College 
Loreto Grammar School 
Lumen Christi College 
Malone College 
Markethill High School 
Mercy college Girls' School 
Methodist College 
Mount Lourdes Grammar School 
Newbridge Integrated College 
Newry High School 
North Coast Integrated College 
Oakgrove Integrated College 
Omagh Academy 
Omagh High School 
Our Lady and St Patrick's College 
Our Lady's Grammar School Newry 
Parkview Special School 
Rainey Endowed School 
Rathmore Grammar School 
Rathore Special School 
Regent House Grammar School 
Rossmar Special School 
Royal School Armagh 
Royal School Dungannon 
Sacred Heart Grammar School 
Sandelford Special School 
Slemish College 
Sperrin Integrated College 
St Aidan's High School 

Updated 18th April 2016.