What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing the IiV accreditation?
Clearer operating protocols for Volunteer Management Closer partnership working between Staff and Trustees re delivery of our services
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation
A very productive process, culminating in recognition of the hard work done by our Staff and Trustees. The IIV experience gave us a plan through which we could make improvements to our practice, but also to reflect on the thing that we were doing well. It has been a positive experience for all Staff, Trustees and Volunteers involved.
What tips would you give to other organisations working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1. Involve a working group of Trustees at an early stage
2.Conduct a 'mock audit' a few weeks before the external assessment - spend half a day working through the types of questions that the assessor might bring the the assesment. This was particulalrly useful for Trustees.