Fife Voluntary Action were delighted to recently present the well-deserved Volunteer Friendly Award to FRASAC (Fife Rape & Sexual Assault Centre). FRASAC are an independent voluntary organisation which offers a range of free confidential support services to anyone, male or female, who has been raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives. The Volunteer Friendly Award is a simple, user-friendly quality standard designed to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers.
Volunteer Friendly helps organisations to take a systematic look at what they do and how they do it. It's based on the national standard Investing in Volunteers (IiV) but is designed for small organisations which may not be ready to undertake IiV yet, or which may be looking for a stepping stone towards IiV. Full support for the process is given by FVA to help organisations achieve this and we want to say very well done to FRASAC! They join a growing group of local organisations who see the benefits to their work and volunteers in taking a closer look at what they do. Here's what Hannah Fleming, Volunteer Coordinator had to say about the process " The level of service I've received from FVA has been second to none, (one staff member in particular has) given me a lot of support and has taken a great deal of time to go through my folder and help me ensure I have the evidence that is required. At the start of completing the award I was quite daunted and unsure of what was required, but after having my folder pre-assessed by (them) a year on, I felt I was finally on the pathway to getting it completed. Thank you!"
Thank you Hannah! If you're interested in achieving this award, we can help your organisation! Get in touch with FVA at [email protected] or call 01592 645 300.