Investing in Volunteers

What is Investing in Volunteers?

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is a true national UK quality standard that is increasingly being seen as a “must-have” for volunteer involving organisations of all sizes. It is widely recognised as a top accreditation, showing potential volunteers and funders that your involvement of volunteers is the best on offer. IiV is adaptable, practical, grounded in common sense and equally suitable for large national charities or small local community groups

Investing in Volunteers is a recognition scheme with real substance. It deals with real volunteer management issues and it works with your structure and your organisation to consolidate the best of your volunteer management and further develop your practice.

Through a series of simple steps, IiV allows you to reflect on the way that you currently manage volunteers, identify what can be further developed and put in place a plan of action that ensures you meet a nationally recognised standard.

How Can We Help?

We will support you throughout the process of gaining your accreditation. We can also help you receive an Edinburgh Council funded subsidy which can meet 90% of the financial costs.

Contact Jean Cuthbert on 0131 225 0630 or jean.cuthbert@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk to get started.

Investing in Volunteers Testimonials

Here are some quotes from Volunteers Managers who have already gone through the IiV process

"We had some very good and established recruitment, induction and training practices. IiV helped us to recognise the good things we did and highlighted where the gaps in our support to volunteers lay. Setting a timescale, allocating tasks/activities and learning from the best practice of other organisations was a real motivation for us."

"I think that the IiV process is extremely valuable and encourages organisations to focus on the importance of excellent practice in volunteer management."

Downloads

Download Guidance on applying to the IiV Edinburgh Subsidy Scheme.

Download an IiV Edinburgh Subsidy Scheme Application Form

Full details of IiV can be found on the Investing in Volunteers Website.

Tom Lea

Tom Lea

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