The Bridge gains national award for the effective involvement of volunteers

The Bridge Homelessness to Hope have been awarded the nationally recognised 'Investing in Volunteers' quality standard for good practice in volunteer management.


Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations that involve volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and highlights the contributions they make to charities throughout the country.


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The Bridge was assessed against six quality areas and proved it excelled in all aspects of working with it's volunteers including the charity’s vision and plans for volunteers, their recruitment and support, as well as the help extended to them to reach their full potential.






JoJo Wiseman, Mentor Coordinator with The Bridge Homelessness to Hope said:


“We are so proud to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers award, particularly after dealing with the challenges posed by the pandemic. Throughout a gruelling 18 months of uncertainty, our volunteers have been outstanding and we hope that by working hard ourselves to meet these standards we can give them the support they need to continue their great work with us.”

Volunteers from The Bridge Homelessness to Hope

JoJo Wiseman, Mentor Coordinator with volunteers from The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.



Denise Hayward, Chair of the UK Volunteering Forum (UKVF), the awarding body added:

“UKVF is delighted to announce The Bridge‘s successful achievement of this award. They have demonstrated a real commitment to volunteering and have proven that their volunteer management policies and procedures meet nationally recognised standards.”


ESOL Volunteers from The Bridge Homelessness to Hope, Richard, Margaret and Kashmira

Richard, Margaret and Kashmira, ESOL Volunteers at The Bridge Homelessness to Hope.



Opportunities to volunteer with The Bridge Homelessness to Hope are now available. Please visit our Volunteer page for more information on the roles available and to register your interest.


Further information about the Investing in Volunteers standard can be found at www.investinginvolunteers.co.uk