This will give you the opportunity to find out how achieving the Kite Mark can benefit your organisation both practically and financially, ask questions, network and talk to organisations who have gone through the accreditation.
A national quality accreditation system (Investing in Volunteers, IIV) for Volunteer-Involving Organisations (VIOs) was launched in 2003 by Volunteering England. Whilst popular amongst national and well-funded groups the cost has proved prohibitive for small/medium sized, local organisations. Consequently a number of Volunteer Centre’s across the country have developed their own locally-based quality standards or kite mark.
- A symbol that organisations value their volunteers and provide a quality volunteering experience.
We have a healthy VCS in Calderdale with 100s of people coming forward every year to volunteer. However, the quality of their voluntary experience can vary dramatically. So Sector Support Calderdale’s Volunteer Centre has developed a Volunteering Kite Mark based on IIV and drawing on the experience of other local Volunteer Centre’s (Leeds and Kirklees) who are running similar schemes.
Public Transport: 4 mins walk from Halifax bus station, 12 mins walk from Halifax train station
- Opening Address from Mayor of Calderdale, Councillor Lisa Lambert.
- Keynote Speakers from both the Voluntary & Community Sector and Local Authority.
- Free Kite mark information pack for all attendees.
- Volunteering quiz (with prizes).
- Who should attend: anyone who has a responsibility for managing / supervising or recruiting volunteers within their organisation.
- We have limited capacity so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.