Awards for groups, organisations, clubs and volunteers
- The national Volunteer Friendly Award
- Raising Your Game
- Glasgow Community Champions awards
- Scottish Government ‘Saltire Awards’ for young volunteers
- Investing in Volunteers
Volunteer Friendly Award
Volunteer Glasgow is your local, Glasgow-based access point for accessing the national Volunteer Friendly Award. It is a simple, user-friendly quality standard designed by Volunteer Centre Dundee to support, recognise and reward groups in Scotland who are good at involving volunteers. Many essential services in Scotland’s communities are enhanced by volunteers. Volunteering also has a significant social value as it is increasingly being used to give excluded individuals the chance to build their confidence and skills through helping others.
It has never been more important for groups to be able to show how good they are at involving and managing their volunteers.
Volunteer Friendly helps you to take a systematic look at what you do and how you do it. It offers a flexible approach which allows your group to work at its own pace, with full support from your local volunteer centre. It is based on the national standard Investing in Volunteers (IiV) but is designed for organisations which may not be ready to undertake IiV yet, or which may be looking for a stepping stone towards IiV.
Mutual Support Group
In 2012, Volunteer Glasgow initiated a new approach to supporting organisations to achieve their Volunteer Friendly Award. We are currently hosting regular, Mutual Support Group meetings. Every month or so, we are creating an opportunity for relevant personnel to meet up, share their progress and discuss achievements and challenges. These began in October 2012 and the group is gradually growing.
The next Support Group meeting will be on 16 April 2013, at The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, Glasgow, G3 6DS – 9:30 to 12:00, then further dates set for – 21 May; 25 June; and 6 August; also at the Albany Centre.
For further information please contact our Training Officer, Jim King
Clubmark is a sports club development scheme which aims to recognise and accredit clubs that are fully committed to providing their members with a safe, effective, inclusive and FUN environment. It includes volunteer management: Glasgow Sport officers can help you get to the point where you might also be eligible for a Volunteer Friendly Award. More info is available on the Glasgow Life: Glasgow Sport website.
Raising Your Game
Is a fabulous tool kit primarily designed to help youth groups/clubs improve how they manage volunteers including their own young people leading. It’s available from the Youth Scotland website.
Glasgow COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS Awards
Awards for volunteers, groups, organisations in a range of categories – from the Evening Times, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue, Strathclyde Police and Glasgow Housing Association.
More info on the Community Champions website.
The Saltire Awards are the Scottish Government’s new recognition programme designed for young people volunteering between the ages of 12 and 25. They replaced the MV Awards scheme on 1st April 2012.
Further information on how to recognise your volunteers can be found on our Saltire Awards page or, alternatively on the Saltire Awards website.
Investing in Volunteers (IiV)
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work. The Standard enables organisations to comprehensively review their volunteer management, and also publicly demonstrates their commitment to volunteering. The Standard is managed in Scotland by Volunteer Development Scotland and support in achieving the award is available from Volunteer Glasgow for organisations working in the local authority area.