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In 2013, BAVO achieved the Investing in Volunteers quality standard, in recognition of the excellent work they do with volunteers.

Managed in Wales by Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA), Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for organisations involving volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of volunteering experience for volunteers and to encourage organisations to better recognise the enormous contribution made by volunteers.

Group of Community Companions volunteer befrienders holding Investing in Voluntereers Award

BAVO was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.

BAVO’s Chief Executive Heidi Bennett said:
“BAVO takes its role in encouraging best practice volunteering very seriously. Making sure volunteers are valued and respected for the work they do is vitally important and I am delighted that our standards of quality in supporting and developing volunteers has been acknowledged.”

Group of people being presented with Investing in Volunteers AwardIf your organisation involves volunteers in its work and you want to ensure that the volunteering experience is of real benefit to both the volunteers and your organisation, visit