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Quality in Volunteer Management

Download a copy of the Investing in Volunteers indicatorsVolunteer Ireland manages Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the national quality standard for good practice in volunteer management, in the Republic of Ireland. 

The standards provide your organisation with a framework to benchmark the quality of your volunteer programme, guide you in putting the necessary steps in place to improve volunteer retention, manage your volunteer programme more easily and effectively, enhance your reputation as an organisation where volunteers want to be involved and ultimately help you deliver a quality service to your clients.

Click on the following link to download a full outline of the indicators for the Investing in Volunteers standard. The standards are applicable to all volunteer-involving organisations, regardless of size or number of volunteers involved.

Investing in Volunteers Award

To register your interest and receive information about achieving the IiV Award or to obtain a free costing please contact Terri O'Brien, Quality & Programmes Manager at terri@volunteer.ie or ring (01) 636 9446 or for further information you can also visit the Investing in Volunteers website.

Recent IiV Awardees

Congratulations to DEPAUL the first organisation to achieve the Investing in Volunteers quality standard in both the Republic and North of Ireland. Commenting on the achievement, Kerry Anthony, CEO of DEPAUL said, "DEPAUL were delighted to receive Investing in Volunteers in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This is special as it recognises the commitment given by our volunteers in our services each day of the year. We would simply not be able to achieve all we do without their dedication. The difference that volunteers can make in the lives of the people we support should never be underestimated and we are so grateful of their support. Investing in Volunteers also recognises the processes and systems that the organisation has put in place to support our volunteers, especially in the work of our volunteer co-ordinators and staff in each of our services. We look forward to welcoming many more volunteers through our doors in the years to come and trust they will have an enriching experience as part of the community of DEPAUL."

Congratulations to the other organisations that have achieved the IiV Award. They include: Alone; Aware; Dublin Simon Community; and Focus Ireland

Focus Ireland are currently working towards the renewal of their accreditation. 

Other organisations currently signed up to the Investing in Volunteers accreditation process include: Camara; CheeverstownMerchant's Quay Ireland; Senior Helpline; Our Lady's Hopsice  and Care Services and STEPS, Engineer’s Ireland

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