DIAL Doncaster has recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers.
‘Being one of only three organisations in Doncaster to have achieved this quality mark is a great accolade for DIAL Doncaster!We would like to pay tribute to the commitment our volunteers give to our organisation not only now, but who have volunteered with us in the past’.
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers.Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers.Investing in Volunteers is managed by the UK Volunteering Forum and delivered by Volunteering England, Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Development Agency in Northern Ireland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
DIAL Doncaster was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.
QUOTE FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE, Pamela Arrand
“We are delighted to achieve this Quality Standard as we recognise the importance of our volunteers. We encourage them to be involved in all aspects of our work but they are able to select tasks most suitable to their needs.DIAL’s volunteers continue to receive regular support and training to help them to continually improve the quality of the service that is delivered.It takes a lot of people with many skills to make DIAL Doncaster work.All play an important role, but the spirit and commitment of DIAL’s volunteers is invaluable.”
Investing in Volunteers is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers.It is based on four areas of volunteer management; planning for volunteer involvement, recruiting volunteers, selecting and matching volunteers and supporting and retaining volunteers.Further information about the Standard can be found on www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk.The Standard will enhance volunteer management and is rigorous but designed to be simple to implement and not to generate large amounts of paperwork.It is the only quality standard that has independent external validation with a UK Quality Assurance Panel that makes recommendations to the UK Volunteering Forum, the awarding body.