Entries by Claire Sully

Falmouth Art Gallery with Volunteer Makers recognised in Cornish award for its innovation

Volunteer Makers is becoming used to getting great feedback from partner organisations and users, but it is always pleasing to be recognised by external judges. We are therefore very proud to announce that Love Falmouth Volunteers has been recognised for its use of the Volunteer Makers platform by Falmouth Art Gallery and partner organisations.  Love […]

Volunteer Makers – use the technology for free and join our pioneering programme, if you sign up for our training workshops.

Volunteer Makers is currently working with over 60 organisations UK wide, including Councils. If you are interested in trying Volunteer Makers we can provide the technology platform for 6 months with free digital support if you book a 4-hour training course before the end of February.  The training is a way of understanding the thinking behind creating a […]

Guest blog by Fran Riando – Unlocking the Geffrye

The Geffrye explores the home and the way people live. Our collections show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting changes in society and behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste. The Geffrye is a much-loved gem in the lively and creative Hoxton area of London – historically […]

Guest blog by Jessica Hartshorn – Doing it Together

Volunteering plays a significant role in maintaining the heritage sector’s resilience and a week on, I am reflecting on the 2017 Museums Association Conference in relation to this matter.  After 15 years working in galleries and museums, 11 of which have been at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum, volunteers have always played a part in […]

Volunteer Makers strengthens the future of volunteering in Museums – by Clare Lyall, Museum expansion Director at Trowbridge Museum

On the 10th November,Trowbridge Museum staff attended an excellent Volunteer Makers workshop run by Claire Scully, discovering how they could utilize a pioneering app to enable us to develop an effective strategic approach to volunteering. The software provides you with a digital platform which you then build upon to create a volunteer community which encompasses […]

Volunteer Makers – a tool for the savvy Accredited museum by Vicky Dawson

Vicky Dawson explains how, through the organisation-wide adoption of Volunteer Makers, museums can achieve and evidence their core strategic aims of improving how they are run and the experience of their users.  These two aims are cornerstones of Museum Accreditation, the national standard scheme for museums in which over 2,500 public museums of all sizes […]