Peabody achieves volunteering first
17 February 2012
Peabody has become the first large housing association to achieve the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work it does with volunteers.
Investing in volunteers at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with their volunteers.
Durham University receives national award for staff volunteering scheme
Released Tuesday, January 24, 2012
A scheme which sees Durham University staff provide their skills and expertise to local community groups and projects has won a prestigious national award.
The University’s Staff Volunteering and Outreach (SVO) programme was presented with the Investing in Volunteers for Employers (liVE) mark by the United Kingdom Volunteering Forum (UKVF).
The Evolve Project has recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard for the second time, in recognition of the excellent work they do with volunteers. Project Coordinator, Elaine James, is delighted that the project has been successful in renewing the quality standard after initially achieving it in 2008. ‘Our volunteers have supported the entire process and we’re really proud of everyone especially those who were interviewed on the assessment day.
Toogoodtowaste is a charity based within the County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taf providing essential household items for a minimum donation to people in need within the local community.
The Vale of Clwyd Mind was established over 25 years ago around the time of the closure of the Denbighshire asylum. The first project was to establish a residential care home. Subsequent projects have included being instrumental in establishing 2 user led organisations - North Denbighshire Survivor Network and the Conwy and Denbighshire Advocacy Service - two £1,000,000 projects aimed at supporting people to engage with valued occupations and the development of a social enterprise, a rural outreach programme covering two counties eight local offices, a carers project, a housing project (21 units) and day services. They are the regional centres for The A.S.I.S.T (suicide awareness training) and Youth and Adult Mental Health First Aid, two Welsh Government supported projects, also running a small social enterprise - Chimera which runs a station cafe, outside catering and a domestic and commercial cleaning business.
Vision 21 is fast approaching 25 years of serving South Wales with the best vocational training and routes into employment for people with learning disabilities. However, it is fervently agreed upon within the organisation, that their dedicated army of volunteers have been extremely important to the overall success of Vision 21.
Published 13 July 2011
Swansea is celebrating achieving Investing in Volunteers for the second time and will continue its dedication towards volunteering services to BME women across Swansea.
Arts Factory is an independent development trust based in Ferndale in the Rhondda, an area of acute deprivation that is committed to building a strong, inclusive community. Arts Factory has been operating since 1990, has been widely recognised as a model of good practice. The development has a strong track record of delivering innovative projects on the ground and of including the most marginalised people in an already disadvantaged community in its work.