Investing in Volunteers Award

Recognizing Excellence: SVC Achieves IiV Award 2024


SVC is proud to be an Investing in Volunteers (IiV) achiever, having been awarded the quality standard in 2024.

It shows that we value our volunteers and demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement. 



Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all and demonstrates that organisations, like SVC, value the enormous contributions made by their volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is delivered by the national volunteering infrastructure bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Together, they enable organisations across the UK to achieve the award.


SVC was assessed against six quality areas and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. 



Investing in Volunteers is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers.


It is based on the following six quality areas:


Further information about the Standard can be found on The Standard will enhance volunteer management and is rigorous, but is designed to be simple to implement!


Our dedicated Project Coordinators shared insights into the invaluable role volunteers play in our mission to reduce vulnerability and enhance safety and sociability within our community. Through meticulous data collection and feedback mechanisms, we are able to measure the tangible impact of our efforts, ensuring that every volunteer interaction leaves a positive mark.


Volunteers themselves echoed the sentiment, highlighting the rewarding nature of their experiences and comprehensive support they receive, including essential training and resources. Their commitment to making a difference shines through, as they continuously demonstrate resilience and compassion in their roles.


With a focus on awareness and ongoing learning, our projects foster a supportive environment where volunteers feel empowered to contribute meaningfully. Their dedication and enthusiasm are truly the driving force behind our success, and we could not be more grateful for their invaluable contributions.


🔗 Learn more about SVC's mission: Strategic Plan 

🔗 Learn more about SVC's values: Our Values


Thank you to each and every volunteer for your unwavering dedication and passion.

Together, we're making a profound difference in our community, one interaction at a time.  



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