The Investing in Volunteers Health Check – for organisations committed to volunteers
If your organisation involves volunteers, then the Investing in Volunteers Health Check will provide an invaluable ‘diagnosis’ of your practice in volunteer management.
By using the Investing in Volunteers framework a trained advisor will benchmark your organisation against the standard and provide you with a development plan which outlines areas for improvement or gaps in practice. They will be able to signpost you to where you might get help to address these.
A Health Check will 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 the self assessment techniques. By opting for the Health Check you let an Advisor do this part of the work for you!
You can use your Health Check to plan your development and to 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 than you can proceed to assessment for the Investing in Volunteers Award.
You can use your Health Check as a way of testing your readiness for an Investing in Volunteers assessment without having to commit to the whole process. You can use it as a ‘first step’ toward achieving the award or simply as a diagnostic tool. Either way, you are demonstrating commitment to your volunteers by ensuring the best possible management practices for your organisation.