Published 20 November 2013
Wolverhampton VSC recently hosted an event to celebrate the successful completion of a project which aimed to increase the quality in community based volunteering through Investing in Volunteers (IiV).
The Barrow Cadbury Trust funded project was developed to pilot a new delivery model in England with the specific aim to make IiV more accessible and flexible to better suit small organisations.
It involved recruiting, training and supporting two quality assured Volunteer Centres (VCs) in the West Midlands to work in partnership with NCVO to support small community-based organisations using IiV.
In addition to the two certified VC Advisors involved in the project, Eileen Fielding from Dudley CVS and Wendy Walker from Wolverhampton VSC, the event was attended by staff and volunteers from NCVO and the local organisations that were successfully accredited earlier this year.
The organisations who successfully achieved the IiV Standard in April are:
- Learning Links International C.I.C
- Nissa Women’s Support Group
- The Hope Centre
- Woodside Community Association