We have a healthy Voluntary and Community Sector in Calderdale with hundreds of people coming forward every year to volunteer. However, the quality of their voluntary experience can vary dramatically. So we developed a Volunteering Kite Mark which drew on the experience of other local Volunteer Centres (Leeds and Kirklees) who were running similar schemes.
- It’s a symbol that organisations value their volunteers and provide a quality volunteering experience.
- It formally recognises the good practice in volunteer involvement
- It provides a benchmark of required standards when involving volunteers
- Allows groups to demonstrate to volunteers that groups value their involvement
- And also means groups can demonstrate to funders that they follow accepted good practice guidelines
- New and existing groups can request the good practice toolkit from the Volunteer Development Officer (simply email firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Complete the Kite Mark checklist & provide the required evidence
- Submit your portfolio to for moderation to a panel made up of representatives from VSI Alliance, CMBC, voluntary and community sector (x4 per year)
- Receive your Kite mark (logo & certificate) or resubmit.
- Valid for 3 years