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Ian McInnes Award

Awarded to a Volunteer Involving Organisation in memory of Ian McInnes (1969 to 2017) in recognition of their contribution to improving equality and accessibility in volunteering

The Ian McInnes Award is awarded to a Volunteer Involving Organisation in memory of Ian McInnes (1969 to 2017) in recognition of their contribution to improving equality and accessibility in volunteering.

This may be as a result of their creative approaches to reaching and recruiting volunteers; their flexible and inclusive ways of engaging with and supporting volunteers or how they share these techniques with other organisations to improve volunteering for all.

I want councillors, politicians and people in power who can make a difference, to see the difference volunteering has made to my life and others like me and to acknowledge the part many organisations have played in this. If I can repeat the message enough times, maybe I will get them to sit up and pay attention and achieve something worth shouting about.

 

AwardOrganisationDatePhotoWebsite
Citizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE)06 June 2018view photoCitizens Advice Edinburgh (CAE)
CAPS Independent Advocacy05 June 2019view photoCAPS Independent Advocacy

Ian’s family and Volunteer Edinburgh very much hope that the Ian McInnes Award will encourage other organisations to think the same way and create roles for volunteers no matter what issues those volunteers have. As Ian would have said, “just go for it” as you never know what positive experiences it might lead to for both the organisation and the volunteer!

The Ian McInnes Award (IMA) is awarded at our annual Inspiring Volunteer Awards. If you would like to nominate an organisation click here and use the dropdown menu to select this category. If you have any questions then please contact us at events@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk or call Jason McCann on 07587 034 535.