Investing in volunteers… it’s coming
In 2015 the Woodland Trust went through a strategic review and created a 10 year plan to steer the organisation until 2025. Part of this strategic plan was to create and update all volunteering documents, policies and procedures (Check the Library section of Whittle to see what we’ve been doing) to keep you safe and informed within your volunteering roles.
The process of creating this new volunteering framework is almost finished. This framework of new and revised policies and procedures is based upon the national best practice standards of Investing in Volunteers, which as an organisation we hope to gain the recognition for. Our Investing in Volunteers accreditation is due to begin shortly.
A new volunteering framework will help the Woodland Trust provide even more value to it’s volunteers and ensure that the roles the volunteers engage in continue to support our strategy and management plans throughout the organisation.
Everyone will have the opportunity to feed into the assessment either in person and/or through a survey to all volunteers which will be sent out in early February. Please look out for this landing in your inbox and tell them your thoughts. It’s really important that we get a response from as many people as possible in order for the results to be valid.
Our IIV accreditation starts in February and will run through to the end of March. Assessors will be visiting each of the Countries and regions and will be talking to staff and volunteers on selected dates. We ask that you please familiarise yourself with the documents related to your if you are selected. Together we can make a difference to volunteering at the Woodland Trust and getting this benchmark will show us where we are.