Investing in Volunteers would love to hear your thoughts about a new tool to support positive volunteering experiences and effective management, Investing in Volunteers Essentials.
Useful background information
The four Investing in Volunteers country leads from NCVO, Volunteer Now, Volunteer Scotland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action are working with Ideas to Impact to consult on future developments of Investing in Volunteers (IiV) and a new standard for 2020. The first stage of the consultation has involved reviewing and reshaping the main Investing in Volunteers standard, which is now being tested in more detail. This reshape will update the language to ensure it is inclusive and applicable to a wider range of organisations and volunteering groups and incorporate the findings from recent research on volunteers' experiences.
An opportunity to have your say
Investing in Volunteers are now consulting on IiV Essentials, which will be a free diagnostic tool to help your organisation or group to think about best practice in relation to how you involve volunteers, whether or not you are interested in completing the full UK-wide IiV quality standard development journey in the future. IiV Essentials will help you to consider if you have in place the best approaches for effectively and meaningfully involving volunteers, and where there are areas that you might improve or develop.
There are two main ways to get involved:
- Have a go at filling in IiV Essentials for your organisation and give your thoughts - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/IiVEssentials - the survey will close on Monday 16 September. You can request a copy of your answers so that you can use them for your future development.
- Attend one of our online workshops to give us your views in more detail (you will need to have completed the diagnostic tool using the link above to familiarise yourself with IiV Essentials): Wednesday 4 September, 2pm-3pm, https://bit.ly/2KlGL2r and Monday 16 September, 10.30am-11.30am, https://bit.ly/2KumWWJ
The consultation is aimed at organisations or groups that involve volunteers but do not hold the Investing in Volunteers standard.