Volunteer Ireland is delighted to announce that we have achieved Investing in Volunteers (IiV), the international quality standard for excellence in volunteer management.

We are proud to join the growing number of volunteer involving organisations in Ireland to achieve the standard, and as the only volunteer development organisation in the UK or Ireland to achieve it this is a huge milestone.

According to Nina Arwitz, Volunteer Ireland CEO, “As the national volunteer development organisation it was important for us to lead by example in this area. We involve volunteers in many areas of our work including our corporate programme, public affairs, communications, design and office admin; as well as our Event Volunteers programme which has 581 volunteers. We are immensely proud of the high standards we have set for volunteer involvement and management. It’s our priority to make sure all volunteers have an excellent experience with us and that we set a high standard within our own organisation.”

Diversity is a cornerstone of our volunteer programme with over 76 nationalities represented across our Event Volunteers team alone.

Clodagh Scott, an Event Volunteer, felt immense pride at the achievement: “I am excited that Volunteer Ireland has achieved IiV, it’s a fantastic organisation and my favourite group to volunteer with.  I love volunteering with them due to the open and safe space they create, this is a group that gives me a sense of belonging and acceptance.”

More information on the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard can be found here.

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