Our Help at Hand befriending project and RSVP handyperson service have won the Volunteer Friendly Award in Scotland. This award recognises charitable projects that excel in managing and supporting volunteers.

Dave Budd, Development Co-ordinator for Help at Hand befrienders and the RSVP handyperson service, said:
“I’m delighted that the hard work of our project staff, particularly John and Aodhan, has been recognised through the Volunteer Friendly Award. At Volunteering Matters we take volunteer management seriously: we work hard to ensure our volunteers are fully supported and can grow and develop in their volunteer role.

Our work has gone from strength to strength as a result of this approach, and we look forward to building on this and supporting our volunteers to carry out their inspiring work.”

Louise Orr, assessor for the Volunteer Friendly Awards, said:
“The Volunteer Friendly Award (VFA) is a fantastic way of showing that your group is good at involving and appreciating volunteers. From working with Volunteering Matters it has become evident to me that the team are excellent at supporting and training their volunteers so they experience a rewarding role. It was lovely to read more about their work whilst assessing for the VFA and a pleasure to present their award to them.”