The Volunteer Friendly Award

We involve volunteers because they are motivated, have fun helping and tell us it lets them give something back to the community. Volunteers are crucial to Brae.

Mary Sneddon, Centre Manager,
Brae RDA Partnership (Riding for the Disabled).

News

Civic Reception held in Dundee

16 October 2017

Volunteer Dundee celebrated the 2016-2017 achievers of the Volunteer Friendly Award for excellence in volunteer management at a Civic Reception hosted by the Lord Provost where awards were presented to 20 groups who had achieved or renewed the award by Deputy Lord Provost Bill Campbell.

Groups represented from a wide range of voluntary sector organisations: Brae Riding for the Disabled, Ardler Village Trust, Brooksbank Centre, Boomerang Centre, The Hilltown Project, Starter Packs Dundee, Maxwell Centre, Dundee Carers Centre, Dundee International Womens Centre, Neon Digital, Ninewells Community Garden, Rock Solid Youth Project, Tayberry Enterprises, Discovery Credit Union, Ardler Village Trust, Dundee University Students Association, MidLin Daycare, The Corner, Save by the Bell, Advocating Together, with many volunteers contributing towards the activities and valued services to communities in Dundee.

There are 60 organisations in Dundee who currently hold the award that is renewed every 3 years.


Volunteer Friendly in East Dunbartonshire

16 October 2017

For more information about Volunteer Friendly Award and how you can get involved please contact:

East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action

18 - 20 Townhead, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow, G66 1NL

Telephone: 0141 578 6680

http://www.edva.org/


Volunteer Friendly in Argyll & Bute

18 January 2016

Argyll & Bute Third Sector Interface has recently signed up to deliver the Volunteer Friendly Award.  We look forward to hearing about the first voluntary organisation to achieve the Award in the area.


Absafe awarded Volunteer Friendly Award in Aberdeen

30 April 2015

ACVO are delighted to announce that Absafe has been awarded the prestigious Volunteer Friendly Award.

 Absafe work to advance safety, stop accidents and save lives. Their vision is to create a safe and happy North East community and last year it opened the interactive education centre, The Safe. Volunteers are a vital part of this in helping to teach people, of all ages, about the importance of safety in an engaging way.

 The Volunteer Friendly Award is an important quality standard developed and co-ordinated nationally by Volunteer Centre Dundee/Voluntary Action Scotland and delivered locally by ACVO, Aberdeen’s Third Sector Interface. The Award recognises charities and community groups who are excellent at involving volunteers, lead best practice in volunteering and enables the Third Sector to continue to offer good volunteering opportunities/experiences. 

 It supports volunteers in making a fantastic, essential and valuable contribution to people and communities in Aberdeen. Through achieving the Volunteer Friendly Award Absafe has shown the strong commitment they have to their volunteers and in continuing to develop volunteering within the organsiation.

 Emma Bellu, Chief Executive of Absafe, said ‘We’re pleased to be recognised and awarded this accolade from ACVO. We’d like to thank all our volunteers for their ongoing support and dedication in helping us to create our vision of The Safe. Without their efforts our vision might not have been realised.’

 Mike Melvin and Liz Howarth, Volunteer Friendly Assessors at ACVO added ‘Absafe makes an essential contribution to improving safety in the North East and it is wonderful that Absafe has achieved the Volunteer Friendly Award.  It is further great testament to the superb work and dedication of staff and volunteers at Absafe’

 Joyce Duncan, ACVO Chief Executive stated ‘volunteers are at the heart of all that is good - with a staggering estimated 7.5 million hours of help contributed every year by volunteers in Aberdeen. This achievement for Absafe is fantastic news and reflects the outstanding contribution and difference volunteers make day in day out in Aberdeen.’


Aberdeen Cyrenians achieve Volunteer Friendly

05 March 2015

Aberdeen Cyrenians are the latest recipients of Volunteer Friendly Award in Aberdeen.

The charity was assessed by Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations (ACVO) on behalf of the award organisers late last year and has subsequently been praised for its commitment, time and value it gives to volunteering.

Scott Baxter, depute chief executive of Aberdeen Cyrenians, has paid tribute to the charity’s pool of volunteers. He said: “Aberdeen Cyrenians is delighted to be named as a recipient of the Volunteer Friendly Award.

“This award is a great opportunity to recognise the key role volunteers play in Aberdeen Cyrenians. Their support is truly invaluable in helping us run our important and necessary services across both Aberdeen and the north-east.”

Mike Melvin, Volunteer Friendly Award assessor at ACVO, said: “Aberdeen Cyrenian’s submission for the Volunteer Friendly Award was of an exceptional high standard and reflects the great commitment and value the charity gives to volunteering.

 

 

Read full story online at Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce News


Ayrshire Community Trust supporting Volunteer Friendly

21 November 2014

Ayrshire Community Trust has just signed up to deliver the Volunteer Friendly Award in North Ayrshire, joining the 24 other areas offering the award to their local organisations.


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