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Volunteer Management Health Checks

15 October 2013

Is your organisation eligible for a FREE Volunteer Management Health Check?

  • Would you like a FREE Health Check to see how you are managing your volunteers? 
  • Are you an organisation with an annual income of under 100,000?
  • Are you based in Belfast, Fermanagh, Newry & Mourne, Armagh, Dungannon, Downpatrick, North Down, Ards, Lisburn, Castlereagh, Newtownabbey, Antrim, Carrickfergus, Ballymena or Larne?
  • Would you like to get one step closer to achieving Investing in Volunteers?

If the answer is yes to the questions above the Department for Social Development has provided funding to Volunteer Now to carry out 30 free ‘Health Checks’ with organisations in relation to their volunteer management practice.  By using the Investing in Volunteers framework, a trained assessor will benchmark your organisation against the standard and provide you with a development plan clearly outlining any areas for improvement/gaps in practice and signposting to where you could get help to address them.  All you have to do is answer a few questions, then sit back and await the diagnosis!

A Health Check will only take about half a day of your time but the benefits are far reaching.  Our experience with Investing in Volunteers shows that some organisations struggle with self assessment techniques - by letting us do a Health Check, we do this part of the work for you.

You can use your Health Check to plan your development and improve your volunteer management practice.  It also means that, if you wish, you are just one step away from achieving the Investing in Volunteers award.  If you choose to address your development plan within six months of the Health Check, we will offer to assess you for the Award at a reduced rate!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sandra Faulkner on 028 9023 2020 or emailsandra.faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk as soon as possible.

If you would like a Health Check and don't fit the criteria for a free check please contact David Fitzsimons by emaildavid.fitzsimons@volunteernow.co.uk or on 028 9082 8330.

For more information go to www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk