*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 www.investinginvolunteers.org.uk.
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
A new rota of volunteers and activities for May to September is being drawn up, if you have not yet signed up or have an idea for an activity contact the club asap.
What is the club missing?
What activities do you want at the club?
Do you have a new idea?
Please think about this and ask the youth members, Eimear or Lee.
Community Development & Civic Leadership Project information session at Kilkeel Leisure Centre on Wednesday 8th May at 7pm.
If you are interested in developing your skills and supporting your community while gaining a Level 2 OCN accredited qualification then let us know.
The final attempt to form a KYC Board of Directors to oversee the running of the youth club until March 2014 (we need a Chairperson, Treasurer & Secretary and additional members) will take place at 8.15pm on Thursday 25th April. There will be only two items on the agenda – (1) Formation of Board & (2) Any Other Business. The Chairperson chairs the meetings which take place every six weeks, the Secretary is the main point of contact for outside bodies, the Treasurer is responsible for day to day finances and monthly claiming back costs from SELB. Any questions give me a call.
Lee McNally, new Leader-in-Charge, will meet with KYC Staff on Monday at 7pm; with Volunteers on Tuesday at 6.45pm; and with Senior Members on Wednesday at 7pm. We realise this is short notice so if you can’t make any particular night feel free to come on a different night. If you can’t make any of the three nights then come when you can. With the bright nights for May, June, July and August it has been suggested that opening hours/days may change during these four months, think about this before you come. Also any activities you think could be added in during these four months.
Next Saturday 27th, ‘Its a Knockout’ in Atticall for aged 13+.
Kingdom Youth Club Presentation Night is on Thursday 6th June.
I don’t have everyone’s email contact so spread the word about all this.
On Wednesday 17th April BNL Productions will run media workshops aimed at teenagers on photography and production of a promotional DVD.
This is open to everyone and if interested contact Eimear or Sheila or the youth club.
Its really too good an opportunity to pass up for anyone interested in media.
- Easter Saturday Activities for all the family - 30th March
- Raffle tickets on sale for huge
- Well done to Natasha
- Minor Games Training evening postponed
- Trainee Youth Support Worker Anne McGivern’s project finished on Saturday
- Employability workshop
- A vacancy exists at KYC for an Outreach Worker
- Millennium Volunteers presentation
- Cinema trip
- Happy Faces