Volunteering Quality Standard Kite Mark

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

The Process

  1. New and existing groups can request the good practice toolkit from the Volunteer Development Officer (simply email charlie.johnston@vsialliance.org.uk)
  2. Complete the Kite Mark checklist & provide the required evidence
  3. Submit your portfolio to for moderation to a panel made up of representatives from VSI Alliance, CMBC, voluntary and community sector (x4 per year)
  4. Receive your Kite mark (logo & certificate) or resubmit.
  5. Valid for 3 years
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