Charity delighted with prestigious volunteer award

Older people’s charity, Royal Voluntary Service report that they are delighted to have retained Investing in Volunteers (IiV) status, in recognition of its work with Scottish volunteers.

The charity, which provides support services to older people in communities throughout Scotland, via its army of 7,000 volunteers, has been awarded for a further three years.

Margaret Paterson, Director of Royal Voluntary Service in Scotland said, “We’re thrilled to have been awarded Investors in Volunteers status following re-assessment in April this year. It’s a reflection of the quality of the work our volunteers and employees provide and we’d like to take this opportunity to thank them for their commitment to helping older people in their community stay happy, healthy and independent in their own homes.

We welcome the feedback that our volunteers and employees gave during the assessment as it will allow us to improve the experience our volunteers have whilst giving us their valuable time and commitment. To ensure that we continue to better engage with our teams and listen to their ideas going forward, we will be setting up volunteer and employee engagement forums”.

Royal Voluntary Service supports over thousands of older people each month to stay independent in their own homes for longer with tailor made solutions. Through the support of its volunteers, the charity runs services such as Good Neighbours (companionship), Social Transport, Lunch and Social Clubs, Memories Projects and Home Library Services.

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