Leading homelessness charity St Mungo’s has achieved an Investing in Volunteers Award for the fourth time and has held the award since 2013.
The Investors in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.
In order to secure the accreditation St Mungo’s Volunteers Service team were assessed against six quality areas:
- Vision for Volunteering
- Planning for Volunteers
- Volunteer Inclusion
- Recruiting and Welcoming Volunteers
- Supporting Volunteers
- Valuing and Developing Volunteers
Iver Morgan, Head of Volunteering, St Mungo’s, said: “We are delighted that St Mungo’s has been recognised by this Investing in Volunteers award.
“We have held the award since 2013 and it validation for the work we put into supporting, engaging and rewarding the some 470 fantastic volunteers we have within the organisation.
“Volunteers bring time, skills, knowledge and life experience and significantly enhance the way in which we work with and support clients.
“We are so proud of the contribution that our volunteers make. This award is for the staff and teams who support them but importantly for the volunteers themselves – they really are brilliant in every way.”
Chris, St Mungo’s Outreach volunteer, said: “The rewards of the outreach volunteer role are seeing that I have helped someone in some way take their first steps out of homelessness.
“This volunteer role has massively improved my sense of self-worth and has given me purpose; so much so that I applied for a full time Outreach role, and I got it!”
In order to secure the award an organisation has to progress through a six-stage assessment process.
Once this has been completed and lead assessor signs off the award the organisation receives a plaque and a certificate. The award lasts for three years.
St Mungo’s also has a Gold Investors in People award, the equivalent for employees.
If you are interested in volunteering for St Mungo’s find out more here.