Award for char­ity’s vol­un­teer scheme

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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