Investing in Volunteers

What is Investing in Volunteers?

Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

If you want to assess the quality of your volunteer management and involvement, prove and improve the effectiveness of your work with volunteers, and enhance your organisation’s reputation, IiV provides the ideal framework.

Achieving the standard shows your volunteers – and potential volunteers – how much they are valued and gives them confidence in your ability to provide an outstanding volunteer experience.

The benefits of IiV

IiV is a tailored mentoring service for volunteer managers, suitable for organisations of all sizes

Minimise risk, maintain knowledge, and plan for the future

Enhance your volunteers’ experience and increase their motivation

Strengthen your reputation and encourage more people to volunteer

Build confidence and ensure safe effective practice in line with the UK standard

Develop, review and strengthen volunteer programmes, processes and procedures

Provide professional development for volunteer managers

Achievers Testimonials

IiV in your country

Investing in Volunteers is owned by the lead volunteer development agencies in each respective country of the UK (UK Volunteering Forum – UKVF) ie Volunteer Scotland in Scotland, WCVA in Wales, NCVO in England and Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland.

Operational delivery of Investing in Volunteers is lead by Volunteer Scotland and Volunteer Now. Volunteer Now is currently the key contact for organisations in England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

For more information on IiV in each country click the button to view all contact information.