Our Trust has achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard for the fourth year, recognising the excellent work we do with volunteers.
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the contribution volunteers make.
The Trust was assessed against a range of standards, including demonstrating a commitment to volunteers, recruiting them fairly, and supporting them appropriately.
Over 180 volunteers offer support to our services across six of our main sites.
Chief executive Rob Webster said: “When I welcome new staff to the Trust I always talk to them about volunteers. Volunteering can help to improve mental health and people’s potential, it’s a huge part of what we do. Volunteers have special skills that complement our staff and services so they are great for the Trust – we really value them.”
Jane Milner, head of volunteering services, said: “We are really proud to receive this acknowledgement for the work we put into out volunteering service. Our volunteers speak positively about their experiences of volunteering with us and are really enthusiastic about their roles. They all bring a little extra to our services and we are so grateful to them for giving us their time and skills.”
More information about the standard can be found at iiv.investinginvolunteers.org.uk