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LGBT Youth Scotland Celebrates Investing in Volunteers Accreditation

LGBT Youth Scotland staff, volunteers and young people celebrate the organisations success in achieving reaccreditation of Investing in Volunteers award.

James Whyte, Volunteering Manager at LGBT Youth Scotland said:

“I’m delighted we have been awarded Investing in Volunteers status. Work undertaken to meet the high standard required has been a real team effort.”

“Over the last eighteen months employees, volunteers and trustees right across the organisation have contributed significant time and effort towards achieving this award. To me this demonstrates clearly the high value the organisation places on volunteers and our commitment to providing the best possible volunteering experience.”

Speaking about why she chose to volunteer with LGBT Youth Scotland new volunteer Sophie Bates, Youth Work Volunteer at LGBT Youth Scotland, said:

“I wanted to get involved with a youth work organisation and I wanted to help people and keep my skills up to date. This is a good charity that is well run and professional and I’ll have the space to learn new things. I’m most looking forward to meeting young people and delivering youth work.”

Anne Hislop, Investing in Volunteers Manager at Volunteer Scotland commented:

“Volunteer Scotland would like to congratulate LGBT Youth Scotland for achieving reaccreditation following their recent Investing in Volunteers assessment.  The organisation demonstrated its commitment to quality volunteering and to ensuring that volunteers have good experiences.

The assessor was impressed by the active involvement of volunteers throughout the organisation, as well as the ongoing work to develop volunteering including the success of recent funding to support the volunteering programme.”

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations which involve volunteers in their work. In Scotland the award is managed by Volunteer Scotland