What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing the IiV accreditation?
Improving the profile and reputation of the Community Companions Befriending Project and BAVO.
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation
"It's a challenging process that helps you to revisit why and how you do things. It provides another perspective that helps you to develop your work in new ways"
What are your 5 practical tips for another organisation working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1. - We found the health check to be really usefull and would recommend going through this process before going for the full award.
2. - Take time to gather your evidence in a methodical way
3. - Ask other people in your organisation to look at your work to provide new perspectives
4. - Ensure people in your organisation are fully informed about the IIV process, their role in it and its value