Recognition for the effective involvement of volunteers!

*Youth Council for Northern Ireland Award Winner*


Kingdom Youth Club is among the latest groups from Northern Ireland to achieve the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard, recognising the excellent work they do with volunteers.


That makes a total of 63 in NI to achieve the Award (this includes 6 groups who have renewed their award).

Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. Investing in Volunteers aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and demonstrates that organisations value the enormous contribution made by their volunteers. 


Investing in Volunteers is delivered by the four national volunteering infrastructure bodies, Volunteering England, Volunteer Development Scotland, Volunteer Now in Northern Ireland and Wales Council for Voluntary Action.

Kingdom Youth Club was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers. Sandra Adair, Director Policy and Capacity Building, said “Volunteer Now is delighted to announce Kingdom Youth Club’s successful achievement of this Award, they have demonstrated a real commitment to volunteering, proven that their volunteer management policies and procedures meet nationally recognised standards.”

Investing in Volunteers is unique in that it is the only standard that focuses on volunteers. 


It is based on four areas of volunteer management; planning for volunteer involvement, recruiting volunteers, selecting and matching volunteers and supporting and retaining volunteers.

Further information about the Standard can be found on


The Standard will enhance volunteer management and is rigorous but is designed to be simple to implement and not to generate large amounts of paperwork.


It is the only quality standard that has independent external validation with a UK Quality Assurance Panel that makes recommendations to the UK Volunteering Forum, the awarding body.

For further information about the programme in Northern Ireland, please contact:
Volunteer Now, 129 Ormeau Road, Belfast. BT7 1SH
Tel 028 9023 6100

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Friday 26 August

8.30pm Senior Member Activities (aged 13+).


Monday 29 August

11am Men’s Shed; 9pm Lotto


Tuesday 30 August

6pm Irish Dancing