SAW is proud to be awarded the quality mark for Investing in Volunteers (IiV). This prestigious award demonstrates that we value our volunteers and demonstrates our commitment to volunteering within the organisation.

Lead volunteer and founder of SAW Simon Roach, along with key volunteer directors Darren Rogers and Stephen Donovan are delighted with the proactive work to support and develop volunteers; and to encourage local people from the community to benefit from volunteering.

“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 national volunteering infrastructure enabling organisations across the UK to achieve the award.”

“SAW was assessed against six quality areas and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. The Chair of UKVF (the Awarding Body) said “UKVF is delighted to announce SAW‘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:

  1. Vision for Volunteering
  2. Planning for Volunteers
  3. Volunteer inclusion
  4. Recruiting and welcoming volunteers
  5. Supporting volunteers
  6. Valuing and developing volunteers

Further information about the Standard can be found on

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