Battersea Dogs and Cats Home achieved IiV in January this year. Charlotte Fielder, Head of Volunteering and Fostering, reflects on the assessment and the impact it's had so far: "IiV gives us the framework to be the best we can be."
Would you recommend IiV to other organisations?
Is this a first accreditation or a renewal process?
Please provide a quote that sums up the IiV experience for your organisation.
IiV gives us the framework to be the best we can be.
What have been the overall benefits of achieving/renewing your IiV accreditation?
We have better processes and a sense of pride across the organisation.
Please comment on any notable impact the IiV process has had on the following stakeholders:
Volunteers: They're impressed
What were the main challenges, if any, for your organisation in achieving/renewing IiV?
Organisation-wide, approximately how many hours per week have you spent on IiV (excl. workshop and assessment days)?
Approximately how many months has it taken your organisation to complete the IiV process?
Overall, how did you find the process?
Difficult, it's hard!
What advice would you give to other organisations working towards Investing in Volunteers?
1.Set up a project team
Any other comments?
Thank you IiV team for being so good at what you do.