What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing the IiV accreditation?
It shows our volunteers that we do invest in them and appreciate their input It also helps when applying for funding
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation
The IIV process was daunting at first (as it was my first time leading on this). Making sure all the information provided to volunteers was relevant was the most time consuming part. The help that was provided by Charlotte at SCVS and Rachel at CAVS was amazing and they were so approachable and willing to help. WCVA were really helpful throughout it with regular contact to explain the process and next steps
What are your 5 practical tips for another organisation working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1. - Ensure you keep a record of all your publicity pieces e.g. press release, news articles etc
2. - Create a folder to put all your paper work in to go against the 9 indicators
3. - Give yourself plenty of time to work through the 9 indicators
4. - Ask your adviser if you need assistance, they are always happy to help