Welcome to the Scotland section of the Investing in Volunteers website, which is for organisations which are based in Scotland, or are registered as a charity in Scotland.
When you have read through all the information in these pages, your next step will be to register interest. The registration form should be completed with as much information as possible to allow us to calculate the correct assessment fee for you based on the number of volunteers you have, the number of roles and the number of sites/bases you have. The Investing in Volunteers Manager at Volunteer Development Scotland will then contact you to discuss the price and process for your organisation to achieve Investing in Volunteers.
If you are ready to go ahead we will also discuss how you would prefer to pay e.g. pay in full, or in two installments. This payment will last for one year from the date of receipt by VDS, in which time we would expect your organisation to complete the assessment process. Organisations which do not do this may be asked to pay a further fee or to withdraw from the list of registered organisations. Exceptions can be made where circumstances have changed e.g key staff changes - please discuss this with your assigned assessor or the IiV Manager at VDS. If you do decide to withdraw you can, of course, re-register at a later date.
If you are not quite ready for the whole process, but would like to make a start and check out how your organisation's practice matches against the IiV standard we can now offer an alternative. This new initiative in Scotland is called, "Working Towards IiV".
You begin by registering interest, and will then pay a fee of only £300. Following the initial workshop from an IiV Assessor, you will complete the self assessment checklist and receive detailed feedback to let you see where there are issues that should be addressed.
If you decide within 12 months of commencing "Working Towards IiV" to go ahead with the final assessment, the £300 you have already paid will be deducted from your fee. Contact VDS for more information.