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Investing in Volunteers

Investing in Volunteers is a UK quality standard that aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience and ensure organisations acknowledge the contribution of their volunteers.

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is a development tool with a quality framework that demonstrates best practice in volunteer involvement and management. IiV is aimed at medium to large volunteer programmes, with requirements set at an achievable level.

The IiV process will support you and your organisation with the development of your volunteer programme and highlight the effectiveness of your work with volunteers. This includes a full evaluation of your volunteer programme, where we speak to your volunteers, staff members and board members and provide you with a full evaluation report and recommendations. Find out more about the process on the Investing in Volunteers website via the button below. 

If your organisation is interested in Investing in Volunteers for Employers (IiVE) click here to find out more.

All Investing in Volunteers achievers in Scotland:

1st Achieved

Cranhill Development Trust, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity, Feniks, Fife Council, Neighbourhoods and Communities, FRASAC, Furniture Project Stranraer, Healthy and Active in East Kilbride, Humanist Society Scotland, Inverclyde Community Development Trust, It's Good 2 Give, Larkhall and District Volunteer Group, Lothian Autistic Society, ScotRail Adopt a Station, SHAX, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, Simon Community Scotland, STEM Ambassador Hubs in Scotland, The Abbotsford Trust, VOCAL, Who Cares? Scotland, Young Enterprise Scotland

1st Renewal

Advocard, Big Hearts Community Trust, Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project, Dyslexia Scotland, Edinburgh Food Project, GALE, GCU Students' Association, Healthy Valleys, HMIPS, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, People Know How, Pilton Equalities Project, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, The hub - your community action centre, Victim Support Scotland, West Lothian Council Advice Shop

2nd Renewal

Aberlour, Care Inspectorate, LEAP, National Galleries of Scotland, North Edinburgh Dementia Care, Stirling CAB, Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

3rd Renewal

Changeworks, Health in Mind, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Tayside, North Glasgow Community Food Initiative, Quarriers, Stirling Council Libraries and Archives, University of Stirling Students Union

4th Renewal

Fresh Start, LinkLiving, Scottish Refugee Council, The Rock Trust

5th Renewal

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)