Entries by Claire Sully

What Makes a Good Challenge Great?

Here’s something to ponder – what makes some Volunteer Makers’ challenges stand out from the crowd, while others fade away? Why do some pull you in while others have the opposite effect? In an attempt to answer that question, I’ve been delving into our pioneers’ platforms and have distilled my answer into 5 top tips. […]

Meetings – and the Mersey: Volunteer Makers summer schedule

Hot sun was matched by hot demand for Volunteer Makers blend of micro-volunteering and digital engagement. Love Falmouth Volunteer Makers have been spreading the word at Cornwall’s Brilliant Things conference. Tamsin Bough and Sarah Scot, of Falmouth Art Gallery, spoke to the meeting on growing relationships with volunteers. The conference – organised by the Cornish […]

Volunteer Makers Gets the Abbey Habit!

Although many of Volunteer Makers’ users are traditional city museums, some are not – the apps blending of micro-volunteering with social benefits for supporters has applications in a variety of organisations. A busy early June for the VM team was capped by the launch of a Volunteer Makers portal by a spectacular heritage destination, Glastonbury […]

Volunteer Makers rises to university’s challenge

Oxford and Cambridge have long been associated with students – but it was Volunteer Makers’ message that was being studied there in a busy month for Volunteer Makers and the Tickbox team. May began with a training day for staff at University of Cambridge Museums.  The organisation runs eight separate highly regarded museums as well […]

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 […]