The Black Watch Castle & Museum achieve IiV

16 January 2016

Anne Hislop from Investing in Volunteers Scotland visits The Black Watch Castle and Museum to present the Team with their well-earned Investing in Volunteers Award.

Ii V BlackcastleAnne Hislop, Investing in Volunteers Manager explains “All organisations achieving Investing in Volunteers must be able to demonstrate that they value their volunteers and have committed time and effort to ensure that volunteers are managed appropriately in line with best practice principles. The assessor was impressed by the care taken by staff to ensure that volunteers have a good experience, and heard direct evidence of this from volunteers.  Volunteer Scotland would like to congratulate The Black Watch Castle and Museum for meeting the standard and achieving IiV.”

Anne Kinnes, Castle and Museum CEO explains

“We are delighted to have achieved this award; the volunteers in our team are invaluable and as an organisation we work hard to ensure that we provide a sound supporting structure to ensure that our volunteers have a great experience, are an integral part of our team and that their contribution is effective and meaningful for our organisation.

Lidia Dye, Third Sector & Volunteering Hub adds, “Voluntary organisations in Perth and Kinross are working hard to try to make volunteering a good experience for their organisation and for the volunteers.  Throughout P&K there are a wide range of charities, community groups and not for profit organisations depending on the support of volunteers to sustain their activities; providing services and addressing issues.  It is encouraging to see voluntary organisations being accredited for their volunteer inclusion and making sure they get it right for volunteers.

Volunteer Scotland is delighted to be able to add The Black Watch Castle & Museum to the list of IiV achievers, recognising their commitment to volunteering and to ensuring an excellent volunteering experience for all.  Contact Us for more information on IiV.

Photo by Richard Wilkins, Perthshire Advertiser