Celebrating Volunteers Week 2016
14.2 million people formally volunteered at least once a month in 2014/15
This week we are celebrating Volunteers Week 2016 and all the time put in to support local communities by YOU and the other 14,199,000 wonderful people has a whopping worth of the financial equivalent of ££23.9 billion per year. So a gigantic THANK YOU from us at the volunteer centre in Kingston and all around the country.
Celebrating the journey, time & commitment in video
Behind every good experience a volunteer has, there is working quietly in the background, somebody who has a plan to make the time you spend worthwhile and enjoyable for you as a volunteer or group you are working with. Here in Kingston we have taken these volunteer management skills and put them in a simple 10 point Quality Mark.
KQA - supporting a great volunteer experience
Listen to two volunteers we interviewed for Volunteers Week 2016, talking about the support they receive from the organisation they are working with. And yes both Home-Start Kingston and Learn English At Home have achieved the Kingston Quality Award for great volunteer management.
What does volunteering involve? How do I meet the family I will be working with? Who do I report to if I have a concern? What sort of a difference can I make?
I come from a professional background - the training was just perfect. I meet a lovely group of people, some of whom I am still in touch with.
For more information on the Kingston Quality Mark - follow this link and if you would like to start the process of taking your organisation through the Kingston Quality Award, contact Maria Dockrill - Volunteer Centre Manager - email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 8255 8685.