The Volunteer Friendly Award was designed by Volunteer Centre Dundee to provide a simple, user-friendly quality standard for organisations to be recognised for their good practice in involving volunteers.
As we know, many of our local organisations are enhanced by volunteers efforts and commitment. Volunteering also has a significant social value, and is a great way for those who may otherwise be excluded from society to build confidence and skills through the giving of their time.
CTSI are committed to assisting groups achieve their Volunteer Friendly Award. Our Volunteer Development Officer Louise will provide 1:1 support sessions for any group interested in achieving the award. Your group will be given log in details for the Volunteer Friendly website, which provides an array of online resources to assist you attain the Award. The flexible approach offered allows your group to work at its own pace.
The Award is based on the national standard Investing in Volunteers (IiV) but is designed for small organisations which may not be ready to undertake IiV yet, or which may be looking for a stepping stone towards IiV. Also, unlike IiV, the Volunteer Friendly Award will come at no cost to your organisation as CTSI will cover the associated costs.