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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.

Latest Investing in Volunteers achievers in Scotland include:

1st Achieved

Dumfries and Galloway Council

5th Renewal

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

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“We are pleased to congratulate Dumfries and Galloway Council on their Investing in Volunteers achievement, they have shown real commitment to their volunteer programme, volunteers, and community. Great pride should be taken in the work they have done, becoming the first local authority area in Scotland to achieve Investing in Volunteers across all its services in an integrated way. We look forward to continuing to work with you, supporting your future learning and developments.”

- Allana Fotheringham, Volunteer Practice Manager, Volunteer Scotland

Related News: Dumfries and Galloway Council has become the first whole Council in Scotland to be awarded Investing in Volunteers. Read more here

All Investing in Volunteers achievers in Scotland:

1st Achieved

Actionfor Children, Advocard, Cranhill Development Trust, CVO East Ayrshire, D&G Befriending, Dumfries & Galloway Council, Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group, Fife Council Neighbourhoods and Communities, Humanist Society Scotland, Inverclyde Community Development Trust, It's Good 2 Give, Lothian Autistic Society, Pilton Equalities Project, ScotRail Adopt a Station, Scottish Drugs Forum, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, Simon Community Scotland, STEM Ambassador Hubs in Scotland, The Abbotsford Trust, Victim Support Scotland, VOCAL, West Lothian Advice Shop, Who Cares? Scotland, Young Enterprise Scotland

1st Renewal

Big Hearts Community Trust, Dyslexia Scotland, Edinburgh Food Project, GCU Students' Association, Healthy Valleys, HMIPS, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, People Know How, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, The hub - your community action centre, Young Scot

2nd Renewal

Aberlour, Bethany Christian Trust, Care Inspectorate, LEAP, National Galleries of Scotland, North Edinburgh Dementia Care, Pilmeny Development Project, Stirling CAB, Stirling Council Libraries and Archives, Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

3rd Renewal

Carers Link East Dunbartonshire, Changeworks, Children 1st Health in Mind, NHS 24, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Tayside North Glasgow Community Food Initiative, Quarriers, SACRO, Scottish Refugee Council, University of Stirling Students Union, Volunteer Edinburgh

4th Renewal

Fresh Start, LinkLiving, The Rock Trust

5th Renewal

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