What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing the IiV accreditation?
All aspects of the service is managed well and supporting volunteers appropriately. Raise the profile of the volunteer service and that it is a credible service. Encourage potential volunteers to volunteer with our service.
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation
The process of gaining this accreditation was quite smooth and done at a pace that suited our service. I was kept informed and updated throughout the process and the assessor was helpful and gave appropriate guidance and feedback. The award will be beneficial for our organisation in many ways and we will defiantly be looking to review this in 3 years time.
What tips would you give to other organisations working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1. Use the feedback from the health check as guidance to examine all areas of the volunteer service.
2. Involve all of the staff and volunteers in the process so that they understand why the award is beneficial to your organisation.