Heritage Lincolnshire has recently achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers.
Liz Bates, Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Lincolnshire, said:
"The team is delighted to have achieved this quality standard in recognition of our commitment to our volunteers. Heritage Lincolnshire has seen a significant increase in the number of people wanting to get involved in the conservation of the county's rich heritage and we benefit hugely from their expertise and contribution. We hope that this quality standard will encourage others to work with us and we look forward to celebrating our achievements together in the future."
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers. Investing in Volunteers is managed by the UK Volunteering Forum and delivered by NCVO, Volunteer Scotland, Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.
Heritage Lincolnshire was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.
Mr Knight, who has been volunteering with the Trust for over 6 years, said:
“I am delighted to hear that Heritage Lincolnshire has achieved the standard. I hope it will encourage more people to get involved with the variety of volunteer roles that are on offer within the organisation.”
As a charitable organisation, Heritage Lincolnshire relies upon the contribution given by volunteers to help them to deliver all of their events and activities and to meet the Trust’s aims of promoting and conserving the heritage of the County. The enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise of these volunteers are crucial to the success of the charity.
In return, the Trust offers a range of volunteering opportunities to suit people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds and volunteers can benefit from gaining further experience and learning more about Lincolnshire’s historic environment. Volunteers also have an opportunity to meet new people, get out and about and enjoy themselves.
If you are interested in volunteering with Heritage Lincolnshire please call 01529 461499 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.