Recognition for our volunteers
Healthwatch Islington has achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers.
Jennifer Kent, our volunteer manager is delighted, 'Our volunteers have done so much work to help us get this recognition - they've reviewed all our policies and given honest feedback about the experience of volunteering here. It has really helped us. We'll be holding a celebration event to thank everybody, and we've got some exciting new volunteering opportunities coming up. Watch this space!'
You can read about some other ways our volunteers have been advancing the work of Healthwatch here.
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.Healthwatch Islington 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 based on four areas of volunteer management; volunteer involvement, recruiting volunteers, selecting and matching volunteers and supporting and retaining volunteers. Further information about the Standard can be found on https://iiv.investinginvolunteers.org.uk/