AN NHS service has been recognised for good practice in volunteer management.

Awarded the Investing in Volunteering UK Quality Standard, the Yorkshire Ambulance Service has more than 1,000 volunteers working across the region.

“We are absolutely delighted to have secured this important accreditation,” said Rod Barnes, the chief executive of the NHS service.

“All our volunteers are a valuable part of our team and this standard is a way of recognising that and ensuring we maintain the highest standards for them in the future.”

The Investing in Volunteers standard ensures that volunteers receive the best possible management support, by speaking to volunteers about their experiences.