On March 13, 2017 The Umbrella of Hope Foundation is among the first 7 organisations awarded the Hague Quality Mark for Voluntary Organisations (HKV) in the city of The Hague and awarded by PEP Den Haag to voluntary organizations who have shown to have their volunteer policies in order.

“In three months we went from a single contract for volunteers to a comprehensive policy and an adjustment on our website,” said the Director of Umbrella of Hope Foundation Netherlands. This is a valuable process for organizations and a guarantee for the volunteers that they are in good hands. The award is only given after a mystery guest or test volunteer has tested the organisation. He or she verifies that the policy is not just a piece of paper, but also applied in practice. The Umbrella of Hope Foundation is one of the first organisations in The Hague to receive this prestigious award.

Read More here: http://pepdenhaag.nl/nieuws/haags-keurmerk-frisse-stempel-op-vrijwilligersbeleid

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