FRASAC Investing in Volunteering Award
Investing in Volunteers Award
FRASAC began the Investing in Volunteers Award process in November 2022. We started our self-assessment and implementing changes to benefit the volunteers currently supporting our centre right away.
After a very exciting year, organising Volunteers Week, countless peer support sessions, and a few social events for volunteers we were ready for assessment in August 2023. An assessor from Volunteer Scotland started the assessment in September 2023, and after a couple of months of interviewing staff and volunteers, reviewed documents, and supporting FRASAC throughout the process, we were awarded the Investing in Volunteers certification in November 2023!
Volunteer Scotland interviews were able to gather lovely, anonymised feedback from our volunteers:
- ‘I feel that I am my best here’.
- ‘I need to feel welcome and safe, particularly in this line of work, and (here) I do’.
- ‘It’s the smallest organisation I’ve volunteered for, but it's the most appreciated I've felt. Volunteers are very much included, we're all one team’.
This year was definitely a year of growing and learning, as well as a year to recognise everything we were getting right, being proud of the work we do to support our volunteers, and to recognise their hard work and value they bring to FRASAC every day.
We are thankful to the volunteers and members of staff who contributed and participated in an interview with the assessor and shared their experiences volunteering at FRASAC.
Huge thanks to Raith Rovers Down South who funded the award, we are very grateful for their support.
For more information on volunteering with FRASAC, click here to go to our support us page.