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DISCOVER THE WAY TO A NEW VOLUNTEER JOURNEY

Tickbox (the tech team behind Volunteer Makers) is offering charities, museums, arts and community organisations free online sessions to support new engagement strategies, following the impact of Covid 19 on volunteering and audience development. Sessions can cover micro and remote volunteering, with non-contact participation in mind, and how to grow your volunteer and supporter community […]

OLDHAM SHOW HOW TO REACH PEOPLE – EVEN IN LOCKDOWN

The coronavirus emergency has left us with all sorts of challenges, including how to remain connected with others and still benefit from being part of community. For heritage, arts and other charity organisations the question is how do we remain connected to volunteers and supporters? And how do these organisations continue to build their numbers […]

Volunteer Makers showcased to the movers and shakers

Tickbox were invited to join a number of museum and heritage organisations based in the South West and South East to share best practice and learning around managing volunteers. The Museum Volunteer Co-ordinators Forum was held in Swindon on February 27th and the theme was “Tools and Tips for Better Working”. It was organised by South West […]

How Gloucester put itself at the forefront of innovative community engagement

Getting the community engaged and involved in arts, heritage and culture, has long been an aim of civic bodies in Gloucester. It’s an approach that both carries economic benefits, and individual ones: letting the city council support events and facilities, and promoting physical and mental wellbeing and social inclusion for residents. The West Country city […]

Engaging and Developing Supporters – 5 User Tips

At Volunteer Makers we’re always looking for ways to improve the success of our user community in engaging with volunteers and supporters, and to share success too. Spoiler alert! Volunteer Makers requires the same sustained approach to supporter development as any other system. The difference Volunteer Makers can make is the potential of social digital […]

Volunteer Makers ends the year with a bang – 1000s of people now signed up doing 10,000s of challenges, here are some shining examples

The approach to the Festive Season hasn’t slowed the pace of the Volunteer Makers’ team and our partner organisations. We now have thousands of people signed up to Volunteer Makers’ platforms across England and have engaged with organisations operating over 200 sites! As we prepare to leave a busy and successful 2018 for Volunteer Makers, […]

Launches at all Points East and West for Volunteer Makers in the Summer

The summer months were no holiday for the Volunteer Makers’ team, with demand for the blended volunteering model and tech still high and new organisations and groups signing up to our vision. The warm weather saw the launch of two major heritage groups’ Volunteer Makers portals. Colchester and Ipswich Museums operate at six fascinating sites […]

Before You Launch – Consider These 5 Tips

Here at Volunteer Makers we are always looking for ways to improve the success of our pioneers in engaging with volunteers and supporters in flexible and inspiring ways. Here are our top tips to consider before launch. Tip 1 Think strategically about why you want to use Volunteer Makers to engage with your supporters. Is […]

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. […]