The revised Investing in Volunteers standard is made up of nine indicators which are designed to cover all the aspects of volunteer management.
- There is an expressed commitment to the involvement of volunteers, and recognition throughout the organisation that volunteering is a two-way process which benefits volunteers and the organisation.
- The organisation commits appropriate resources to working with all volunteers, such as money, management, staff time and materials.
- The organisation is open to involving volunteers who reflect the diversity of the local community and actively seeks to do this in accordance with its stated aims.
- The organisation develops appropriate roles for volunteers in line with its aims and objectives, which are of value to the volunteers.
- The organisation is committed to ensuring that, as far as possible, volunteers are protected from physical, financial and emotional harm arising from volunteering.
- The organisation is committed to using fair, efficient and consistent recruitment procedures for all potential volunteers.
- Clear procedures are put into action for introducing new volunteers to their role, the organisation, its work, policies, practices and relevant personnel.
- The organisation takes account of the varying support and supervision needs of volunteers.
- The whole organisation is aware of the need to give volunteers recognition.