The Volunteer Friendly Award

We involve volunteers because they are motivated, have fun helping and tell us it lets them give something back to the community. Volunteers are crucial to Brae.

Mary Sneddon, Centre Manager,
Brae RDA Partnership (Riding for the Disabled).

Volunteer Centre staff from Angus and Perth & Kinross have now completed the first session of Assessor Training, so are beginning to plan their work with groups in those areas.  In addition to staff from the Volunteer Centre in Dundee the participants at this training session were able to talk to one of the 'Peer Assessors' from the Mid-Lin Day Care Centre in Dundee.  Representatives of Groups who have been awarded Volunteer Friendly are asked whether they would like to become Peer Assessors or Peer Mentors, so that they can help other groups who involve volunteers to show how Volunteer Friendly they are.  Everyone found the session interesting and quite demanding.  

In addition, the Volunteer Centre in Fife is now licensed to deliver Volunteer Friendly and is already planning how it will be working with groups across their areas.  We hope they, along with the licensed staff from the Centre in Stirling will be able to complete the Assessor Training very soon.  Dates for this training for staff from the Centres in Edinburgh, Midlothian, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire and Glasgow are also now set, so we hope to see some Volunteer Friendly awards outwith Dundee very soon!

The last of the first round of Start-up sessions has now been organised in Elgin on October 27th, with staff from Moray, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands and Islands signed up to come along.

If you are interested in learning more about Volunteer Friendly, please contact us here at the Volunteer Centre in Dundee.



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