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Interventions Alliance achieves the Investing in Volunteers UK Quality Award

Key insight 25 June 2021

Volunteers play a key role by delivering positive impact through community-based rehabilitation projects that help to restore faith in the criminal justice system on the ground.

We are therefore proud to achieve the Investing in Volunteers Award (IiV) – the UK’s quality standard for excellence in volunteer management as the justice and social care division of the Seetec Group.

The prestigious accolade recognises the management, support and professionalism of the systems and structures that assist volunteers across a particular organisation.

At Interventions Alliance, our volunteers act as positive role models who inspire, encourage and guide people to achieve their full potential. They offer personalised, one-to-one support to help improve people’s lives, equipping those they are supporting with the skills they need to succeed.

Suki Binning, the Seetec Group’s Chief Social Worker and our Executive Director of Justice and Social Care said:

We are delighted to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers award. Volunteers carry out a tremendous amount of work as a core part of our team that is committed to supporting people with a criminal past to build better futures and wellbeing. The level of support we are able to provide would not be possible without them.

"This award is a real reflection of our commitment to ensuring volunteers have the best experience possible. Volunteering is embedded in our model of delivery and we are keen to find new opportunities to expand the role they can play as part of organisation’s central mission to prevent more people becoming participants in a vicious cycle of crime.

IiV is the only quality standard to have independent external validation with a UK Quality Assurance Panel that makes recommendations to the UK Volunteering Forum, the awarding body. It aims to improve the quality of an individual’s experience as a volunteer.

Interested in volunteering?

Complete an Interventions Alliance application, here.