Volunteer Makers – London & South East Seminar
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
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
- Audience development
- 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.”