Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is proud to be an Investing in Volunteers (IiV) achiever, having been awarded the quality mark/standard in 2022 for the second time.
The award helps to demonstrate that we value all volunteers and demonstrates our commitment to volunteering within the organisation.
Chief Executive Tim Bunting said: “Cornwall Air Ambulance simply couldn’t do our life saving work without the support of our amazing volunteers. We really do value the contribution of each and every one of them whether they’re working in our shops, helping at our events, fundraising, involved in our administrative duties or one of the many other areas that they dedicate their time towards. Every single minute that they donate is ultimately helping us in our mission of saving lives across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. I am incredibly proud that we have been recognized once again for the work of our volunteers and we’ll continue to do all that we can in supporting them into the future.”
Volunteer Manager Jackie Eastwood said: “We have a great team of more than 250 volunteers and I am delighted that we have once again achieved this nationally accredited standard. This hopefully helps to demonstrate that we’re committed to investing in our volunteers and I would like to thank each and every one of them for their tireless efforts in supporting us.”
Andrew (with plaque), Dave, Mary & Charlotte (with certificate)
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 volunteers and demonstrates that organisations value the enormous contribution made by their volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is delivered by the three national volunteering infrastructure bodies Volunteer Scotland, Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Together they enable organisations across the UK to achieve the award.
Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust was assessed against six quality areas and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. Denise Hayward, Chair of UKVF (the Awarding Body) said: “UKVF is delighted to announce Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust ‘s successful achievement of this Award, they have demonstrated a real commitment to volunteering, proven that their volunteer management policies and procedures meet nationally recognised standards.”
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:
- Vision for Volunteering
- Planning for Volunteers
- Volunteer inclusion
- Recruiting and welcoming volunteers
- Supporting volunteers
- Valuing and developing volunteers
If you have a few hours spare and are interested in becoming a volunteer at Cornwall Air Ambulance, please get in touch with Jackie by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the work of Cornwall Air Ambulance, visit www.cornwallairambulancetrust.org