Entries by Claire Sully

Volunteer Makers strengthens the future of volunteering in Museums – by Clare Lyall, Museum expansion Director at Trowbridge Museum

On the 10th November,Trowbridge Museum staff attended an excellent Volunteer Makers workshop run by Claire Sully, discovering how they could utilize a pioneering app to enable us to develop an effective strategic approach to volunteering. The software provides you with a digital platform which you then build upon to create a volunteer community which encompasses […]

Volunteer Makers – a tool for the savvy Accredited museum by Vicky Dawson

Vicky Dawson explains how, through the organisation-wide adoption of Volunteer Makers, museums can achieve and evidence their core strategic aims of improving how they are run and the experience of their users.  These two aims are cornerstones of Museum Accreditation, the national standard scheme for museums in which over 2,500 public museums of all sizes […]

Guest blog by Hannah Rose Mather – How much time do you have?

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is a regional museum, art gallery and archives service which manages 9 museums and galleries across Tyneside and the Archives for Tyne and Wear.  They have recently launched a new, creative, way to make volunteering with them much simpler and I love it!  By clicking this link you can now register online to be […]

A volunteer revolution – an unsung hero of the UK economy

“My prediction is that 2017 might just be the year of micro-volunteering and data donation, with cheap technologies allowing everyone to volunteer from home for short and sweet periods of time, no matter how much time they have to give.”  NESTA Around one in three of us volunteers in the UK.  This ratio could be […]

The rise of micro-volunteering and a very British volunteer revolution

Digital and social media makes it easy for volunteers to actively engage with their favourite museums, arts organisations and charities, while many more people are prepared to give short bursts of time rather than a longer term commitment to volunteering.  Put the two together (digital and short bursts of volunteering activity) you have the rise of micro-volunteering. […]