O.F.F. receives volunteering award

We’re delighted to report that the festival has become the first in the county to receive the Quality Volunteering Award from Voluntary Action Orkney, highlighting the organisation’s commitment to volunteering and volunteer management – not to mention that of our outstanding volunteer workforce.

VAO’s Quality Volunteering programme enables any organisation that involves volunteers in their work to comprehensively review volunteer management, policies and procedures.

Receiving the award on behalf of the festival, chairperson Elaine Grieve said: “Volunteers are the life-blood of the festival. Without the very many folk who give of their time to ensure a fabulous experience, there simply wouldn’t be an Orkney Folk Festival as we know and love it. This award confims our commitment to ensuring a well-supported and well-managed volunteering experience, and also, I hope, demonstrates how much we value our tremendous volunteer army.”

Pictured: Leslie Burgher, chair of both the St Magnus Festival and of the Orkney Festivals Forum presentation event; Chessa Llewellyn-White, HIE; Elaine Grieve, chair of Orkney Folk Festival; and Fraser Devine, Voluntary Action Orkney.