Our Vision & Values
Our vision is to Lead the Way in Volunteering.
Volunteering is about people giving their time and skills, without pay, for the benefit of others, their communities and very importantly themselves.
We have adopted the following values to shape our work and our culture. They guide how we behave and make decisions:
We strive for Excellence in all that we do, delivering what we promise to the best of our ability and adding value to the services that we provide.
We treat everyone fairly and with Respect.
We value Inclusiveness. Individuals and partners are recognized and appreciated for their differences in characteristics, backgrounds, motivations, values, and aspirations.
In promoting Equality we believe that everyone in society, regardless of race, sex, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, social background, formal qualifications or perceived success, has some passion, skill or talent that can make a difference to someone else’s life as well as his or her own.
We recognize that volunteering is a two-way process. It is a shared experience in which there is Mutual Benefit for the volunteer and volunteer involving organisation.
We value Freewill and Choice. Volunteering is always a matter of choice. We accept that each person will have a different reason for volunteering and that each reason is valid.
We take Accountability for our actions and deliver what is agreed. We take ownership over our work.
Valuing our People
As an employer we believe in harnessing the skills and talents of our staff and volunteers, recognising the contribution that they make to the organisation. We value all our employees and volunteers by practicing and promoting:
- Fairness and respect
- Honesty, integrity
- Consideration and mutual trust
- Personal development
- Recognition of merit and commitment
- Co-operative and inclusive working
To download a copy of our Strategy for 2015 - 2018 please click here.