Entries by Claire Sully

Pioneering Volunteer Makers goes national with Arts Council England support

Innovative volunteering programme Volunteer Makers has been given Arts Council England backing to deliver its programme to museums across the UK. The company behind Volunteer Makers, Bristol-based Tickbox, have been awarded £100,000 from the Museum Resilience Fund to deliver training, support and a national conference to support more than 300 museums in adopting a new […]

Volunteer Makers programme looks to roll out nationally

Building on an extensive digital museum training programme in the South West and a pilot volunteer engagement programme, a museum-specialist digital company are looking to roll-out a national Volunteer Makers Engagement Training and Support Programme. Tickbox, based in Bristol, will be building on their Volunteer Makers training and development pilot programme they ran from Jan-April 2016.

Volunteer Makers Workshop Notes – For Pilot Programme Partners

The Volunteer Revolution – Volunteer Makers Aims: Build upon your volunteer engagement Understand sustainable volunteering Understanding a Volunteer Makers model Create a volunteer engagement plan The Volunteer Revolution? 42% of people questioned in a survey reported volunteering formally (i.e. through a group, club or organisation) at least once in the previous year in England. 27%

The Volunteer Revolution

Many organisations face major challenges, with their future sustainability threatened due to funding cuts while we also have significant changes in demographics.

As a new model of volunteer engagement, Volunteer Makers is presenting the value of volunteering in perhaps a different way, which is making some organisations shift their thinking about how they work. It is based on research and development work we have carried out during the past 4 years.