Voluntary Centre Services has received notification of its successful re-accreditation under the prestigious Investing in Volunteers and Matrix awards schemes.
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is managed by the UK Volunteering Forum and delivered by NCVO.
Voluntary Centre Services was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.
Investing in Volunteers is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers. It is based on four areas of volunteer management; planning for volunteer involvement, recruiting volunteers, selecting and matching volunteers and supporting and retaining volunteers.
Matrix is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG). Either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering. It helps providers to improve their services by benchmarking against best practice and it offers accreditation to those that meet the full standard.
Talking about the achievements, Ben Barley, Chief Executive at Voluntary Centre Services said:
“We are delighted to have renewed our IiV and Matrix accreditations. This high profile recognition helps us to demonstrate how much we value our volunteers and the work they do for us. Without our team of passionate and committed volunteers, we would only be able to support a fraction of the people we do. We are proud to be recognised for providing a high-quality service.”