Volunteer Makers – London & South East Seminarlondonvm

 A National Volunteer Engagement Programme, supported by Arts Council England – January 12th, 2017.

Timings: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Museum of London / National Heritage
The Terrace Gallery, Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London EC2Y 5HN
This is part of the Heritage Volunteer Group (HVG) national conference

Cost: Free 


The aim of this session is to:

  • Inspire and support museums to maximise impact of their engagement with volunteers.
  • Develop an organisation-wide approach to volunteering that grows volunteering in areas beyond traditional operational volunteer roles and with a more diverse volunteer workforce.
  • Encourage leadership and workforce in museums to be creative and highly skilled in their strategic volunteer engagement thinking.
  • Recruit museums for continued one-to-one training as part of our ACE funded national training programme (October 2016 to March 2018). The museums would need to apply online to participate.

Topics covered include:

  • The long tail – how to target hard to reach volunteers
  • Beyond volunteering – how everyone who connects to you can become a volunteer
  • Value exchange – how to get the next generation of volunteers on your side
  • Different voices – increasing diversity in your supporter base
  • Get connected – how technology can increase engagement

Who is it for?

    • Museum leadership
    • Learning
    • Audience development
    • Marketing
    • Curators Volunteer managers/ co-ordinators

“The Museum Development programmes in London and the South East are pleased to be working with Volunteer Makers.  We believe this initiative can help significantly with recruiting volunteers to the museum sector, and we are delighted to be involved in the event which is launching the programme.”Ben Travers and Sarah Corn, managers respectively of the Museum Development programmes in London and the South East joint statement.

Matthew Hick, Chair of the Heritage Volunteering Network said: “HVG is delighted to be running this event with Volunteer Makers. Both our organisations share the same values and we see the Future of Volunteering workshops as an opportunity for volunteer managers within our sector to network, share best practice and develop new ways of working. We also hope that this event will be the first steps towards establishing a support network for our regional Heritage Volunteering Groups.”

Apply to take part in the London and SE Seminar

About Volunteer Makers

Volunteer Makers provides training and technology to manage, grow and engage your volunteer community to make the extraordinary happen.

Our National Training Programme, supported by Arts Council England, has developed from our work with the acclaimed Museum Makers project at Wardown Park Museum and our digital museum training programme supporting more than 40 museums in the South West.

The Volunteer Makers model addresses social, demographic and technological change to help museums develop and grow volunteer engagement, supporter diversity and public participation.

Further training opportunities

Be part of the Volunteer Makers Programme: We are looking to work with 30 accredited Museums across England:
We will provide one-to-one training/ongoing support and free Volunteer Makers technology to support your Volunteer Engagement.

Our work with you will include:

  • Analysis on your current volunteer engagement – looking at what areas we can support and build on
  • Run an onsite volunteer engagement workshop to introduce a sustainable Volunteer Makers model of volunteer engagement, to support an organisation-wide approach and – to inspire leadership and team-building.
  • Provide free digital tools to help you plan and implement your volunteer engagement.