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Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust gains Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard

Wed, 11/03/2015 - 10:22

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has achieved the Investing in Volunteers (IiV) Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work we do with volunteers.

IiV is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers and aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience as well as acknowledge the enormous contribution made by this community. 

Robert Music, Chief Executive of Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust said: "We would't be able to support as many women as we do without the time and commitment that our volunteers give to us. We're delighted to have achieved the IiV Standard and are able to officially recognise the amazing work of our volunteers."

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.

Lucy Cureton, Helpline volunteer who was involved in the assessment stage of the accreditation, said: "Volunteering for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust has made me feel important and part of something special. There is a real sense of community and belonging with all the volunteers. The whole team at Jo's has been so supportive in developing my skills and I jumped at the chance to help them out with their Investing in Volunteers accreditation. It gave me a chance to feedback my views and I am so pleased that this excellent charity has the recognition that it deserves."

IiV is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers. It is based on four areas of volunteer management; planning for volunteer involvement, recruiting volunteers, selecting and matching volunteers and supporting and retaining volunteers.

IiV is managed by the UK Volunteering Forum and delivered by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Development Agency in Northern Ireland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action

Further information about the Standard can be found on www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk 

If you are interested in volunteering for Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, more details can be found at http://www.jostrust.org.uk/support/volunteer-for-jo-s/volunteering-for-jo-s