Creating a social and
economic impact through
harnessing a blended
volunteering approach


Doing good. Together.

Volunteer Makers is helping museums, charities and community organisations to expand and develop their volunteer community by blending volunteering with public participation through digital engagement.

The Volunteer Makers approach opens up volunteering to a new audience while delivering measurable value for organisations and the people who support them.

We can provide the digital tools and support you through training to transform the way volunteering works for you and your community.

Volunteer Makers National Conference: Nov 17th 2017


Join us at the Volunteer Makers National Conference in Manchester on Nov 17th.

Find out how your museum can participate in Volunteer Makers and understand the benefits of Blended and Micro-Volunteering and how this affects the workforce now and into the future.

Try Volunteer Makers now

We deliver training on the Volunteer Makers model to help your organisation take advantage of the opportunities in volunteering in the digital age.

Our training programme includes the use of the Volunteer Makers digital platform, a powerful tool for engaging new volunteers and supporting your existing community.

The Digital Platform

The Volunteer Makers Digital Platform is a powerful tool for managing your volunteering – blending micro-volunteering with digital engagement and volunteer support.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find out more about Volunteer Makers including:

  • Who is it suitable for?
  • How does it work with your existing volunteers?
  • How much does it cost?
  • Why should you use it?

Our Volunteer Makers Pioneers

For the last 18 months we have worked with more than 50 museums across England, delivering Volunteer Makers training and the Volunteer Makers platform.

This national programme, supported by Arts Council England, has helped our pioneer museum partners deliver measurable improvements in volunteer engagement and opened up opportunities for new volunteers.

What you are saying about the Volunteer Makers model

Kirsty Kinnaird, Volunteer Coordinator

I would just like to thank you for delivering our wonderful training and for taking the time to travel down to Portsmouth and inspire us with Volunteer Makers.

Thanks again for your training and support- we are all excited about the future of volunteering and the new direction we will soon be travelling in.

Kirsty Kinnaird, Volunteer CoordinatorNational Museum of the Royal Navy
Janet Mills, Director of Operations

A really thought provoking and productive workshop! Leaving us a lot to think about – it has come at exactly the right time

Janet Mills, Director of OperationsNational Holocaust Centre and Museum
Jessica Hartshorn, Learning and Outreach Officer

Everyone was buzzing and excited after the session, and I can honestly say I have never had such heartfelt positive feedback about a change of system before!

Jessica Hartshorn, Learning and Outreach Officer Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Chippenham Museum

“We have always valued the support and advice that we have had from you. We are also very aware that our volunteers are the heart of the museum and that their success, as recognised by the shortlisting in the Museums and Heritage Awards, is very well deserved.”

Chippenham Museum

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