The Volunteering Kitemark is a certificate awarded to organisations that show their volunteering programmes provide the best experience possible for volunteers. In addition, it benchmarks the quality of your volunteer management and involvement, proves and improves the effectiveness of your work with volunteers and enhances your organisation’s reputation.
It is valid for two years, after which an organisation needs to apply again.
The Kitemark is recognised by the Bradford District Local Strategic Partnership and the Volunteer Centres and shows that your organisation manages a volunteering programme where volunteers receive a high quality, positive volunteering experience. The Volunteer Centres in Bradford and Keighley promote this Kitemark, helping volunteers to make informed choices about which organisation to apply to. It is based on the principles in the Bradford District Compact and the Bradford District Good Practice Statement on Volunteering.
The Volunteer Centres will be the main awarding body and will meet with members of the volunteer managers networks in Bradford and Keighley to judge applications.
The Kitemark is awarded free to community organisations.
On successful completion of the Kitemark award you will receive a Kitemark certificate and your account on the national online volunteer recruitment portal, www.do-it.org, will have a “verified by
the Volunteer Centre” logo.
Organisations with Investors in Volunteers status will automatically get the Kitemark on application. If you have PQASSO level 2 (externally accredited) then the evidence for this award can be found under the indicator areas noted. You would still need to add a brief narrative referencing work with volunteers.
The following groups have already successfully applied for, and completed their Kitemark. Find out about any roles currently being advertised.
The Gateway Centre