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

ScotRail Adopt a Station

1st Renewal

The hub - your community action centre

1st Achieved

It's Good 2 Give

3rd Renewal


3rd Renewal

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative

3rd Renewal

Stirling Students Union

All Investing in Volunteers achievers in Scotland:

1st Achieved

Action for Children, Central Scotland Regional Equality Council, Changing Rooms Project - SAMH, Dumfries & Galloway Befriending Project, Dumfries & Galloway Hard of Hearing Group, Fife Council Neighbourhoods and Communities, Healthy Valleys, Historic Environment Scotland, Humanist Society Scotland, Inverclyde Community Development Trust, It's Good 2 Give, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Lothian Autistic Society, Narcolepsy UK, ScotRail Adopt a Station, Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, Simon Community Scotland, Sistema Scotland, STEM Ambassador Hubs in Scotland, Victim Support Scotland, West Lothian Council Advice Shop, Whiteinch Community Centre, Who Cares? Scotland, Women's Support Project, Young Enterprise Scotland

1st Renewal

Bethany Christian Trust, Dyslexia Scotland, Edinburgh Food Project, GCU Students' Association, HMIPS, LGBT Health and Wellbeing, People Know How, Police Scotland Youth Volunteers, Scottish Ambulance Service, The hub - your community action centre, Young Scot

2nd Renewal

Aberlour, Care Inspectorate, Home-Start West Lothian, Libertus Services, National Galleries of Scotland, North Edinburgh Dementia Care, Pilmeny Development Project, Prostate Cancer UK, Royal Voluntary Service UK, Stirling CAB, Stirling Council Libraries & Archives, Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

3rd Renewal

Action on Hearing Loss, Carers Link East Dunbartonshire, Changeworks, Health in Mind, LEAP, Lothian Community Transport Services, NHS 24, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Tayside, North Glasgow Community Food Initiative, Pilton Equalities Project, Quarriers, SACRO, Scottish Refugee Council, University of Stirling Students Union, Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire, Volunteer Edinburgh

4th Renewal

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, Children 1st, Fresh Start, Lead Scotland, LinkLiving, The Rock Trust

5th Renewal

Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS)