supporting, developing and representing community groups,
voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering
Volunteer Friendly Award has been redeveloped
The Volunteer Friendly Award was redeveloped in 2021 by Volunteer Scotland and the TSI Scotland Network.
The standard, process, and offer have been refreshed and achievable requirements set for each level of volunteer programme. The new process allows more groups to engage with the Volunteer Friendly Award and be recognised for the work they do.
The Volunteer Friendly Award is a user-friendly quality standard to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. Many essential services in Scotland’s communities are enhanced by volunteers. The Scottish Government recognises that volunteering matters and it’s all about new experiences, feeling good and making a difference. It’s never been more important for groups to be able to show how good they are at involving and managing their volunteers. FVA believes regardless of your group or organisation size or set up you should be rewarded and recognised for the difference your volunteer programme makes.