Volunteer Kitemark – Humankind

Volunteer Kitemark

Helen Deeson

Humankind has successfully retained their Volunteer Kitemark across Leeds for another three years.

The Kitemark was awarded to three Humankind services Forward Leeds, DIP/IOM and WYFI. The Kitemark is awarded by Voluntary Action Leeds and recognises organisations that meets the required standard for investing in their volunteers.

Ann Hall, Volunteer Development Manager for Humankind said: “This is our third renewal for the Leeds Kitemark. I am thrilled that once again we retained this award in recognition of the hard work carried out by staff.

“The Volunteer Coordinators, Volunteer Leads and other staff at Forward Leeds, DIP/IOM and WYFI are dedicated to our Volunteer Programme and retaining this award recognises that.

“I would like to thank Sam Lindley, Danielle Newton, Roger Abbott and Mark Crowe for implementing the Humankind Volunteer Programme in their respective services”.

The assessor’s report said: “A good range of evidence provided that clearly shows the organisation has well developed systems, procedures and experience of supporting and developing volunteers. The evidence also shows that Humankind has a well thought out volunteering programme that is well resourced and supported.”

The Kitemark examines the whole Volunteer Programme. Its looks to ensure that recruitment is fair and accessible, that volunteering is open to all and that policies are appropriate for volunteers. It also considers the supervision, support and training available amongst other things.

Humankind prides itself in their commitment and dedication to volunteers by providing a fair recruitment process, good training packages, personal and professional development opportunities and an all-round positive experience for volunteers.