Heritage group receives honour for volunteers

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An organisation which promotes the county’s rich local heritage has been recognised for its work with volunteers.

Staff and volunteers at Heritage Lincolnshire, based in the Sleaford area, say they are ‘delighted’ to have achieved the Investing in Volunteers Quality Standard.

Liz Bates, chief executive officer of Heritage Lincolnshire, said: “We hope this quality standard will encourage others to work with us and we look forward to celebrating our achievements together in the future.”

Heritage Lincolnshire says it has seen a ‘significant increase’ in the number of people wanting to get involved in the conservation of the county’s heritage and the benefit from their expertise and contribution.

The organisation was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.

Mr Knight, who has been volunteering with the trust for over six years, said: “I am delighted to hear that Heritage Lincolnshire has achieved the standard.”

As a charitable organisation, Heritage Lincolnshire relies on the contribution of volunteers to deliver its events and activities and to meet the trust’s aims of promoting and conserving the county’s heritage.

The enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise of these volunteers is crucial to the success of the charity.

In return, the trust offers a range of volunteering opportunities to suit people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds and volunteers can benefit from gaining further experience and learning more about Lincolnshire’s historic environment. Volunteers also have an opportunity to meet new people, get out and about and enjoy themselves.