Award for charity’s volunteer scheme
A CHARITY that gives advice and support to young people has received an award for its work with volunteers.
Just Drop-In, which is based at Duke Street, Macclesfield, has achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard.
It recognises the support and dedication in training volunteers, who can then help create a safe and friendly environment for youngsters.
Faye Ronan, volunteer co-ordinator, said the award recognises the charity’s dedication to volunteer experience and appreciating how important they are to the charity.
She said: “I’m delighted to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Standard; It has enabled us to refine our work with our valued volunteers, improving everything from recruitment to consultation.
“I feel proud knowing our volunteer programme is to the best standard, officially.”
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers aiming to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers.
Just Drop-In was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.
Macclesfield MP David Rutley, who is patron of the charity, said: “It is great to see Just Drop-In achieve this high standard, which is richly deserved by the charity. I strongly support the important work taken forward by Just Drop-In, and have seen first-hand the excellent work and support they provide to those who count on their assistance. I also know
how hard the team works to develop the skills and experience of their volunteers. I would like to congratulate everyone involved in achieving this important accolade.”
For information about volunteering or to find out more about Just Drop-In go to justdropin. co.uk or call 01625 665079.
●● Volunteers at Just Drop in with Macclesfield MP