What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing the IiV accreditation?
Recognition of the enormous contribution volunteers make to this organisation. By going through the process for a third time, we are continually reappraising our behaviours and systems and updating them to meet the ever changing needs of the organisation and the individual. Investing in Volunteers is recognised as the UK standard for quality and good practice. This recognition ensures that we are recognised as credible and worthwhile organisation. Members of the public will know that if they volunteer at this organisation they will be fully supported and will receive individual training to meet their personal aspirations.
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation
'There is nothing stronger that the heart of a volunteer'
What are your 5 practical tips for another organisation working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1. - Practice what you preach
2. - Provide genuine support for your volunteers
3. - Treat everyone as an individual
4. - Be organised
5. - Continually review and update your practices and procedures