Brendoncare awarded Investing in Volunteers Quality Mark for fourth year

Written by: Alison Reijman Published: December 13, 2023

Brendoncare is proud to be an Investing in Volunteers achiever, having been awarded the Quality Mark for the fourth time in 2023. 

Brendoncare volunteers in clubs

This shows that we value our volunteers and demonstrates our commitment to volunteering within the organisation.

The Assessor said: “During the assessment there was a real sense of energy and ambition, more creativity and innovation than was noticeable during previous assessments. Within that the profile of volunteering is high, with recognition that volunteers will form a key part of Brendoncare’s forward strategy.”

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. It also demonstrates that organisations value the enormous contribution made by their volunteers.

A Brendoncare volunteer commented: It’s such a lovely warm feel, everyone is made to feel welcome. If someone looks like they are struggling to join in, we make a special effort to get them involved. And when we get a new volunteer, we make sure they feel welcome too.”

Investing in Volunteers is delivered by the national volunteering infrastructure bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Together, they enable organisations across the UK to achieve the award.

Dedication

James Roberts, Head of Volunteering at Brendoncare said: “I am thrilled that Brendoncare has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers accreditation. This achievement is a testament to the continued hard work and dedication of all our volunteers and our colleagues who support them.

“I am grateful for our incredible team of over 230 volunteers who in 2022 contributed a phenomenal 20,000 hours to Brendoncare. This award is not just a recognition of our achievements, but also a reminder of the importance of volunteering and the power it holds to positively impact the lives of others. It serves as a motivation for us to continue our work with even greater determination. I am excited to see our plans for 2024 and beyond come to life”

Brendoncare was assessed against six quality areas and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. The Chair of UKVF (the Awarding Body) said: UKVF is delighted to announce Brendoncare’s successful achievement of this award, they have demonstrated a real commitment to volunteering, proven that their volunteer management policies and procedures meet nationally recognised standards.”

Vision

Investing in Volunteers is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers. It is based on the following six quality areas:

  1. Vision for Volunteering
  2. Planning for Volunteers
  3. Volunteer inclusion
  4. Recruiting and welcoming volunteers
  5. Supporting volunteers
  6. Valuing and developing volunteers

Further information about the standard can be found on www.investinginvolunteers.co.uk

If you are interested in volunteering at Brendoncare, you can find out more information and enquire on our website here.