Volunteer Makers – Manchester Seminar

futur3The Future of Volunteering

A National Volunteer Engagement Programme, supported by Arts Council England

Mon, April 3, 2017 10:00am–1:00pm
People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester M3 3ER

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

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.