Rainer bags volunteering quality accreditation

Youth charity Rainer has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers quality accreditation for volunteering management.

Volunteering England manages the award scheme and grants the Kitemark-style seal of approval after interviews with a charity's staff, board members and volunteers if it feels the charity has reached the required standard.

To meet the required standard, charities must show evidence of 10 indicators of good volunteer management, including recognition that volunteering is a two-way process, allocation of resources to volunteers and the use of fair recruitment procedures.

Emma Capon, volunteer development manager at Rainer, said: "The Investing in Volunteers framework has given us an objective assessment of what we are doing well and where we can do better, and laid out what we can do to improve. The process has been invaluable."

Rainer has more than 380 volunteers nationwide, primarily working as mentors for disadvantaged young people or as ‘appropriate adults', a role that involves attending police stations to support young people under the age of 18 who have been arrested and whose parents or carers are unable to be with them.


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