Volunteer centres quality accreditation review

NCVO are reviewing the system of quality accreditation volunteer centres have undertaken in the past is being reviewed by NCVO.

Volunteer Centres are accredited nationally by NCVO for their work in developing local volunteering, with the Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA) assures local communities and funders that their volunteer centre is providing a nationally recognised kite-mark service in supporting volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations.  

Volunteering-involving organisations develop their volunteering programmes through achieving the UK-wide Investing in Volunteers (IiV) standard helping them to recruit, develop and crucially retain their volunteers and deliver a local service. 

Utilising both the VCQA and IiV standards, and linking strategically with the statutory, private and voluntary and community sectors, volunteer centres are hubs for developing and sustaining new volunteer-led solutions and successful innovations, which meet identified need within local communities.   

To feed into NCVO’s review contact Jim McCallum at Voluntary Action Leicestershire, who is the East Midlands representative on the review body, which is meeting between now and December. Jim can be contacted on 0116 257 5028 or by email at jim.m@valonline.org.uk.