Investing In Volunteers at Penllergare

The Penllergare Trust is proud to be an Investing in Volunteers (IiV) achiever, having been awarded the national standard this week. 

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

“The Trust is over the moon to have achieved Investing In Volunteers status. It recognises the amazing contribution that the volunteers give and the support that the Trust and staff provide to them” commented Lee Turner (General Manager, The Penllergare Trust)

The Trust 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 Trust‘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.”

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 The Standard will enhance volunteer management
and is rigorous but is designed to be simple to implement and not to generate large amounts of paperwork.