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Investing in Volunteers

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Volunteers give up hours each year of their own time to ‘give something back to the community’ and PCC Paddy Tipping and Deputy Chris Cutland were delighted to have the opportunity to thank some of those people personally earlier today (23 Mar).

The Commissioner’s Office (OPCC) has already attained the ‘Investing in Volunteers’ award for its highly successful volunteer schemes and is awaiting formal confirmation of its accreditation for the next three years.  Investing in Volunteers (IiV) is the UK quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.

The award, issued by the national UK Volunteering Forum, recognises the OPCC’s commitment to those who give up their own time to work on theMystery Shoppers, Independent Custody Visiting and Animal Welfare Schemes, both of which are utterly reliant on volunteer members of the public.

Paddy Tipping said today, “Volunteers help make our communities safer for which I am really grateful.  But I know that the volunteers themselves feel that they get a lot in return, whether this is experience, meeting new people or developing new skills.  This is a win win situation!”

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Posted on Wednesday 23rd March 2016
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