Published on 14 July 2015
We are delighted to announce Demelza has achieved Investing in Volunteers (IIV) accreditation – which recognises our work with volunteers.
The IIV is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work and we are one of only 25 organisations to achieve the title during July 2015.
More than 800 currently have the accreditation throughout the UK, from small community groups to large national multi-branch charities.
Demelza is lucky enough to have more than 1,200 volunteers who support us and without them we couldn’t continue to do what we do.
They help us across all sections of the charity, from fundraising, maintenance in the gardens and helping the chefs in our kitchens to sorting stock at our warehouse, supporting our housekeeping team and working in admin.
Demelza will benefit in many ways from receiving this title. It will allow us to publicly demonstrate our organisation’s commitment to volunteering and effective volunteer management, encourage more people to volunteer with us, enhance our reputation in the local community and with funders, increase volunteers’ motivation and enhance their own experience, minimise any potential risks arising from the involvement of volunteers, create a more structured environment for volunteers and their managers, raise awareness of the issues surrounding volunteering, develop a clear understanding of volunteers’ roles and make better use of their skills.
As part of the IIV quality assurance process we were assessed against indicators including recruitment, role descriptions, policies, procedures, training, ongoing support, equality, diversity, reward and recognition.
Demelza’s head of voluntary services Lynne Clark said: “Achieving IIV along with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2012 makes us very proud of our commitment to our volunteers.
“It will enable us to demonstrate good practice and will help us with ongoing investment with our volunteers.”
For more information about volunteering for Demelza, phone our voluntary services team on 01795 845218 or go to www.demelza.org.uk
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