SOS NI achieves the Investing In Volunteers Charter
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
We are delighted to announce that SOS NI has successfully achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising our work with volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers that aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience; to achieve their status demonstrates that organisations value the enormous contribution their volunteers make.
Volunteer Co-ordinator, Caitlin McCartney said: “This organisation’s very existence would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteers whose passion for delivering SOS NI services is the driving force that allows us to continue to reach out to the disadvantaged and vulnerable in our city. SOS NI Volunteers are the beating heart of the organisation; their unrelenting care is what inspires hope in others and makes SOS NI a trusted charity to all who know it.We would like to thank our volunteers for all their hard work, for how they have rallied through the difficult financial times we have faced and the way in which they always provided outstanding service on the streets of Belfast.”
SOS NI was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. Sandra Adair, Director Policy and Capacity Building, said “Volunteer Now is delighted to announce SOS NI‘s successful achievement of this Award, they have demonstrated a real commitment to volunteering, proven that their volunteer management policies and procedures meet nationally recognised standards.”
Investing in Volunteers is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers. It is based on four areas of volunteer management; planning for volunteer involvement, recruiting volunteers, selecting and matching volunteers and supporting and retaining volunteers.
Further information about the Standard can be found on