What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing the IiV accreditation?
We have a streamlined service which ensures volunteers feel fully supported and part of the larger company. Although it is too early to evidence, this should hopefully also strengthen funding applications.
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation
The Investors in Volunteers Process was very positive. It was clear to follow and came with lots of support throughout. Volunteers make an invaluable contribution at Digartref Ynys Mon. We therefore want to make sure we offer them the best support possible.
What are your 5 practical tips for another organisation working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1. - accept support
2. - visit other projects similar to your own
3. - don't just ask volunteers what they think about something, get them involved in the development
4. - Remember to include everyone's ideas like the Admin and Finance Teams who are involved with volunteers indirectly
5. - Give yourself lots of time