Baldoyle Family Resource Services achieve Fingal Managing Volunteers Award
In celebration of National Volunteering Week 2012, Baldoyle Family Resource Services were awarded the Fingal Managing Volunteer Awards Level 1 in Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords on the 14th May.
Fingal Managing Volunteers is a joint initiative of the Fingal Volunteer Centre and Fingal County Council Community Division and awards organisations that put practices in place to ensure that volunteers are managed effectively.
Baldoyle Family Resource Services is a community based centre currently providing a range of family and community support services including such as Counselling; Information & Referral; Community Development Projects; Support Groups; Adult Education and Services for Older People. Many of their initiatives rely on the support of local volunteers and their involvement therefore is an integral part of the centre.
With the support of Fingal Volunteer Centre, the Resource Centre succeeded to meet the Fingal Managing Volunteer Level 1 criteria. Criteria included developing volunteering policy, training staff, developing volunteer job descriptions and recruitment procedures, training volunteers and valuing the contribution of volunteers to the project.
Baldoyle Family Resource Services were awarded the Fingal Managing Volunteer Certificate by Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Gerry McGuire and received an award of €150 towards volunteer supports.