Community projects include a range of volunteer led services for some of the most vulnerable groups in our community. This includes volunteer befriending, driving and transport buddy services for at risk younger people, isolated older people and people with a range of disabilities. These services have been delivered over many years and have enabled Volunteer Now to develop good practice models of delivery that can help other volunteer involving organisations wishing to set up or improve similar services.
In addition Volunteer Now has supported the network of volunteer led older persons groups and forums in Belfast through its capacity-building project. This has helped sustain and strengthen a network of groups which combat growing social isolation among older people and encourage older people to take an active role in their communities. Dedicated volunteers are at the heart of community projects which showcase how their efforts can make a positive difference to the lives of the most marginalised sections of our society.