Five Star Focus Scheme

Five Star Focus is a three year accreditation scheme for all organisations, community groups and sports clubs that work with volunteers. It covers five areas of volunteering and ensures organisations have the infrastructure in place to manage volunteers.

The 5 areas the scheme focusses on are:

  • Planning for volunteer involvement
  • Recruitment and induction
  • Support and safety
  • Training and personal development
  • Involving, rewarding and recognising volunteers

The scheme endorses excellence in volunteer management to help you successfully recruit, retain and value volunteers.

Why sign up? Benefits include:

  • Recognition as an organisation taking volunteer management seriously
  • To be recognised by volunteers as an organisation who will value their help
  • Better recruitment and retention of volunteers
  • Support from the Volunteer Centre to check documents and avert potential problems
  • Increased community profile –certificate presentation & publicity

We have 6 members who have achieved their 5 star Focus accreditation:

  • Hampton Tiddlers
  • Good Neighbours
  • Thistlemoor
  • Age UK
  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
  • FOPP

If you’re interested in signing up, contact your nearest volunteer centre for more information and free support (details on website page):

For further assistance, organisations can also register to attend a workshop (usually priced at £75 per person per workshop, minimum of 10 people required) or pay for a follow-up one-on-one consultation.

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