Cruse Bereavement Care in Northern Ireland has achieved Investing in Volunteers for Employers accreditation following evaluation of current Cruse practices and benchmarking against a nationally recognised standard. Investing in Volunteers for Employers is the UK award which reflects a commitment to best practice and standards for good practice in volunteer management for organisations that promote and deliver services with volunteers.
This included months of hard work which culminated in submitting a portfolio of policies and procedures, and a visit from an assessor who met with volunteers and staff.
Anne Townsend, Director for Cruse in Northern Ireland says “We are thrilled that we have been awarded Investing in Volunteers accreditation. Cruse volunteers are vital to the delivery of the range of bereavement services we provide in Northern Ireland and each year over 450 volunteers in a variety of roles give over 37,000 hours each year to support bereaved people. This prestigious award recognises our commitment to best practice for the support and management of volunteers and I know every staff member and volunteer in Cruse is proud of this award” .