CONGRATULATIONS TO INVESTING IN CHILDREN ON ACHIEVING THE COUNTY DURHAM VOLUNTEERING KITE MARK

10th Apr 2019

Investing in Children, a children’s human rights organisation based in Durham working in partnership with children and young people to exercise their rights and participate in decision that affect them, has recently been awarded the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark.

Photo: Abby Thompson from Durham Community Action presenting volunteer Ben Joyce from Investing in Children with their certificate at an awards evening planned to celebrate their Comic Relief funded volunteering project.

Investing in Children creates spaces in which children and young people can come together, discuss issues and develop arguments through research, then support them to enter into dialogues with adults who have the power to act on their agenda.

Achievement of the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark which is facilitated by Durham Community Action demonstrates that Investing in Children meets standards to overcome barriers to volunteering and recognises the value of recruiting and retaining volunteers. The Kite Mark shows an organisation manages a volunteering programme where volunteers receive a high quality, positive volunteering experience.

Abby Thompson, Volunteering Development Manager, Durham Community Action said of the achievement:

It was really interesting to work with Investing in Children and to support them in their innovative approach to working with volunteers through their interest in issues that affect them and other young people.”

Robert Johnson, Project Manager, Investing in Children said:

“The support we got from Durham Community Action was fantastic, particularly the support they gave Investing in Children’s young volunteers through an accredited module, along with how they guided us through a Kite Mark for the award.”

For further information on Investing in Children please visit their website

For more information on the County Durham Volunteering Kite Mark please visit the Durham Community Action website or telephone 01388 742040.

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