Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for organisations that involve volunteers.
If your organisation involves volunteers in its work, and you
want to ensure that the volunteering experience is of real benefit
both to volunteers and to the organisation, then it is worth
checking out Investing in Volunteers.
WCVA manages Investing in Volunteers in Wales.
How will Investing in Volunteers help my
If you are thinking of involving
It will help you to plan systems of volunteer management which are
based upon recognised good practice. You can download the
standard free of charge. It can help you identify
what needs to be included within job descriptions and work
programmes to get a successful volunteer programme off the
If you involve volunteers but have no or few policies and
procedures in place...
It will help to raise awareness of volunteering issues and to
create a more structured environment for volunteers and their
It will also enable you to make better use of volunteers' skills
and contributions and to put in place appropriate documentation for
effective volunteer management.
If you have a well established and organised volunteer
programme in place...
It will help you to identify and address weak spots and to refresh
or strengthen existing good practice, ensuring that it remains
embedded within your organisational culture and
It will raise the profile of volunteering both within your
organisation and with external stakeholders. And it will give you
the satisfaction of knowing that you do a good job, and the
evidence to show it!
What organisations say about Investing in Volunteers
We aim to get feedback from organisations at the start and
the end of the Investing in Volunteers process, by asking them to
complete an online survey. These articles are based on the analysis
of organisations undertaking Investing in Volunteers during
2011-2012. Read more about what
organisations say of their experience.
do organisations benefit from Investing in
do organisations opt for Investing in Volunteers?
Volunteers Impact Assessment 2013 - January
Investing in Volunteers Impact Assessment 2013 - Summary
report - January 2014
Investing in Volunteers End of Year report
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relating to Investing in Volunteers