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Valuing Volunteers in Bexley is a quality standard developed by Volunteer Centre Bexley, based on the Greater London Volunteering ‘Experts in Volunteering’ Health Check. It recognises organisations that manage volunteers well and provides a positivehigh-quality experience.  Whether you have a large-scale volunteer programme or just one or two volunteers, Valuing Volunteers will give you the tools and knowledge to ensure that your volunteer management follows recommended good practice. 

The aims of the standard are: 

  • To raise the quality of volunteer management throughout Bexley  
  • To ensure that all volunteers in Bexley have a consistently positive and rewarding experience 
  • To promote good practice in volunteer management and share good resources and practice 

What benefits are there for organisations to apply for the standard? 

If you are successful in obtaining any level of the Valuing Bexley Volunteers standard you will be provided with the official logo for that level that you can use in your marketing and in funding applications.  We will also feature all successful organisations on our website. 

Obtaining the standards will: 

  • Show that your organisation values its volunteers and manages them well 
  • Raise your profile and reputation as a good organisation to volunteer with 
  • Attract and motivate new volunteers to join your organisation and enhance the experience of your existing volunteers 
  • Provide a shared resource for your volunteer programme 

There are three levels of the standard: bronze, silver, and gold. 

 

 

Valuing Volunteers Level  What do we need to see from you? How to get started  Is there a cost? 


 

This level is all about showing your commitment to our set of 10 volunteer management principles.   

Fill in our application form at the bottom of this page. No! This level is completely free. 
The silver level is a simple checklist to help you identify areas of strength and development around the volunteer management of volunteers within your organisation.  Download our self-assessment checklist here: Application Pack Silver.

Complete and send it to bexleyvc@bvsc.co.uk 
 

There is a fee of £25 to apply which is reduced to £10 if your organisation has an income under £100,000 per year or you are a member of BVSC. 
The gold level is a checklist to help you identify areas of strength and development around the volunteer management within your organisation At gold level we want to see how you have developed your volunteering management following your self-assessment at Silver level. We’ll ask you to submit evidence to show your improvements at this stage.  Download our self-assessment pack here: Application Pack Gold

Complete this and send to bexleyvc@bvsc.co.uk. Our team will then review your application. For this level, you will need to submit evidence to demonstrate your good practise.  

There is a fee of £75 to apply for the standard (£40 for groups with an annual income of less than £100,000 or BVSC members) and it is valid for 3 years 

 

 

Ready to get started?  Fill in our application form here:  

 

Valuing Volunteers Application
Does your organisation involve volunteers? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that volunteering is open to all and volunteers are treated with fairness? *
Does your organisation pledge to demonstrate a clear commitment to volunteering and give a voice to volunteers? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that volunteer recruitment procedures are fair, efficient and consistent? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that volunteers are welcomed and introduced to the work and ethos of the organisation? *
Does your organisation pledge that all volunteers have a named person to ensure ongoing support appropriate to need? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that the physical and emotional risk of volunteering are identified, minimised and covered by adequate insurance? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that volunteers' identified needs are met by relevant training and development opportunities? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that all volunteers are aware of how to raise a concern and how it will be handled? *
Does your organisation pledge to ensure that all volunteers are aware of how to raise a concern and how it will be handled? *
Does your organisation pledge to recognise the contribution of volunteers? *
Does your organisation pledge to reimburse out of pocket expenses such as travel, or to consider making this possible through future funding applications? *
Please upload your organisation's Volunteer Policy
Maximum upload size: 20.97MB
Please upload your organisations Safeguarding Children Policy
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Please upload your organisation's Safeguarding Adults Policy
Maximum upload size: 20.97MB
Please upload your organisation's logo
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