Menzieshill House and Craigie House in Dundee, both run by the city council, are the first two care homes in Scotland to achieve the Volunteer Friendly Award quality standard in volunteer management.
Wendy Taylor, volunteering team leader for Volunteer Dundee, said: “Each care home has demonstrated excellent volunteer management practice, providing evidence they are committed to involving volunteers effectively and fairly following the five strands of the Volunteer Friendly Award.
“The care homes worked with Anne Leslie of Volunteer Dundee who supported them to develop their own framework, practices and procedures to support volunteers within each home.
“At the end of the project, each care home was successfully assessed to show that they met the award standards.
“The support received from Anne was invaluable to aid understanding in how to effectively support volunteers.”