Volunteer friendly award gained

10 August 2018

Volunteers play a massive part in our organisation - so we're delighted recently to have gained the 'Volunteer Friendly Award' from Volunteer Dundee for our Early Years activities.

The award is a simple, user-friendly quality standard designed by Volunteer Dundee to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. The Volunteer Friendly Award demonstrates that Sense Scotland:

  • Commits to involving volunteers in rewarding roles
  • Recruits volunteers fairly
  • Manages volunteers effectively
  • Supports, trains and develops volunteers regularly
  • Celebrates the contribution volunteers make across the organisation

Louise with Volunteer Friendly award

Eddie McConnell, Director of Development at Sense Scotland, said: "It's fantastic that the hard work put in by the Early Years team and Volunteer Co-ordinator has been recognised in this way. Volunteers are vital to the Early Years programme and it's only appropriate that we create a welcoming and supportive environment for them."

Volunteer Dundee said Sense Scotland offered a well thought out volunteering programme for the Early Years. A spokesperson added: "There are lots of good processes in place with regular support, thanks and recognition to volunteers for their commitment. There are some areas to make further improvements going forward. A very good first submission for Volunteer Friendly Award.Well done."

Volunteer Dundee supports volunteering that builds healthy, sustainable communities that respect the dignity of all people; helps tackle social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues and builds a more humane and just society.

In addition to supporting people to get involved in volunteering, and offering support to groups and organisations to offer volunteering opportunities,the organisation also run projects with volunteers to make a difference in communities across Dundee.

Sense Scotland has a number of volunteer roles throughout the organisation. Anyone interested should get in touch.