Active Schools are Volunteer Friendly

THE programme to provide more and higher quality opportunities for young people to take part in sport and physical activity has received a prestigious award recognising its support for its huge team of volunteers.

Live Borders’ Active Schools has been awarded ‘Volunteer Friendly’, a national scheme delivered locally by Volunteer Centre Borders (VCB). Assessors scrutinised Active Schoolspolicies and procedures in five strands covering things liketraining, motivation, equality and communication.

VCB Executive Officer, Gordon Brown, said: “Volunteers are an integral part of Live Borders and this is obvious from theirworkplans and how they are supported in their volunteering roles.

“At a time when volunteers are needed more than ever before to help support delivery of many of the services which make our communities so healthy and vibrant, it is great that Active Schools are one of many organisations putting their volunteers at the forefront of their strategic planning.” 

Live Borders’ Active Communities Manager Graeme Murdoch commented “The Borders Active Schools team are delighted to receive the Volunteer Friendly Award which is fantastic recognition for the commitment that we make to ensuring volunteers within our organisation are valued and supported through all parts of their volunteer experience.

“The award has been a great way for us to reflect on our processes and procedures and to identify areas for development”

Caption for photo: VCB’s Stephanie Logan (right) presents the Volunteer Friendly award to Gemma Ross, Active School Co-ordinator for the Earlston cluster, in front of Active School volunteers.