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Investing in Volunteers Award for the Castle and Museum19th Jan 2016

Anne Hislop from Volunteer Scotland's Investing in Volunteers Programme visits The Black Watch Castle and Museum to present the Team with their well-earned Investing in Volunteers Award. 
Anne Hislop, Investing in Volunteers Manager explains “All organisations achieving Investing in Volunteers must be able to demonstrate that they value their volunteers and have committed time and effort to ensure that volunteers are managed appropriately in line with best practice principles. The assessor was impressed by the care taken by staff to ensure that volunteers have a good experience, and heard direct evidence of this from volunteers. Volunteer Scotland would like to congratulate The Black Watch Castle and Museum for meeting the standard and achieving IiV.
”Anne Kinnes, Castle and Museum CEO explains “We are delighted to have achieved this award; the volunteers are a valuable part of our organization. Our volunteer manager Rebecca Berger helps to ensure that we provide a strong supporting structure so that our volunteers, staff and visitors have a great experience. As part of the Black Watch team their contribution helps to support our organisation to deliver world class service to all our visitors.'
Lidia Dye, Third Sector & Volunteering Hub adds, “Voluntary organisations in Perth and Kinross are working hard to try to make volunteering a good experience for their organisation and for the volunteers. Throughout Perth & Kinross there are a wide range of charities, community groups and not for profit organisations depending on the support of volunteers to sustain their activities; providing services and addressing issues. It is encouraging to see voluntary organisations being accredited for their volunteer inclusion and making sure they get it right for volunteers. 
Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management. The award is recognised as a benchmark of the quality of volunteer management and involvement, it enables organisations to prove and improve the effectiveness of their work with volunteers and enhance the organisation's reputation.