Yorkshire based charity the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers Standard.
Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.
The BTA has a team of enthusiastic and motivated volunteers from all sections of the community, assisting with a wide range of roles from administration, fundraising and helpline responding.
Dave Carr, volunteering and engagement manager for the BTA, said: “I’m delighted that the BTA has been recognised as an Investing in Volunteers organisation. There are many benefits to achieving the Standard including reassuring our volunteers, Trustees and funders that we are doing things properly.”
Volunteer Sukoluhle Ncube said: “I decided to volunteer because l wanted to give something to the community, volunteering also helps me focus on the positive. When l’m in the office l feel like l’m part of the team and my help is appreciated.”
Dave added: “Our new volunteer programme is still in its infancy as we’ve been focusing on getting volunteers to help in our small Sheffield office. We are currently seeking people to join us answering helpline calls – full training and support will be given.
If anyone is interesting in volunteering for the BTA, please contact me on 0114 250 9933 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.tinnitus.org.uk/our-volunteers.”