Investing in Volunteers
In an exciting development for volunteering at the Woodland Trust we have started developing a new volunteering framework. This is being developed in line with Investing in Volunteers which is the nationally recognised benchmark and accreditation for volunteering best practise quality standards in the UK.
In June 2017 we launched the first policy and procedure of our new quality volunteering framework. This work will continue until the end of 2018. The aim is that a new volunteering framework will help the Woodland Trust provide even more value to its volunteers and ensure that the roles and opportunities for volunteers we provide support our strategy and organisational mission and values.
Achieving Investing in Volunteers will also help us ensure that knowledge of volunteer management is encapsulated at organisational level, so that information is not lost if a volunteer manager moves on. This will help us provide a quality volunteering experience to all our volunteers.
To run alongside this we have set up a National Volunteer Panel who are working to create a proposal for a more formal volunteer voice into the organisation from 2019.
In the library section of Whittle, you can see the new and revised policies and procedures and other documents relevant to volunteering with the Woodland Trust. We will keep updating going forward. In the spirit of new beginnings I thought I’d share a sunrise I captured off the North East Coast last October.
National Volunteer Manager