Good practice is rewarded at conference

Louise Healy and Liz Nolan receiving the award on behalf of Craigneuk Lifelong Learning Association at the Voluntary Sector Conference by Alex Neil MSP.
Louise Healy and Liz Nolan receiving the award on behalf of Craigneuk Lifelong Learning Association at the Voluntary Sector Conference by Alex Neil MSP.

Craigneuk Lifelong Learning Association received a Volunteer Friendly Award at the North Lanarkshire Voluntary Sector Conference.

This followed a thorough assessment of its volunteer-involving practices and procedures over the last 12 months.

The Volunteer Friendly Award is a simple, user-friendly quality standard designed to support, recognise and reward groups who have demonstrated excellent practice in involving volunteers.

It was introduced across Scotland in 2012 and Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire is the facilitating and assessor agency for the local area.

Louise Healy, project development worker, said: “It was lovely to be presented with this award at the Voluntary Sector Conference on behalf of Craigneuk Lifelong Learning Association.

“Without volunteers the organisation wouldn’t be the fantastic service that it is today and we are extremely proud and appreciative of all the volunteers past and present”.

To find out more about volunteering opportunities or information on any of the courses call Louise Healy on 01698 373401.

CLLA was one of 13 groups to receive a Volunteer Friendly Award at the conference.

They were also presented to: Active4all (Yooz Project), Citizens Advice Bureau (Coatbridge), DJ Sports Coaching Ltd, Equals Advocacy Partnership, Forgewood Housing Co-operative Ltd, Friends of CACE, Gowkthrapple Organisation for Leisure and Development (GOLD Group), HOPE For Autism, Reeltime Music, Scottish Spina Bifida Association, The Boghall Drop In Centre and The Safety Zone.