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Free training to build on Volunteer Engagement

From January to March 2016 Tickbox are providing free support and training to a limited number of orgnanisations to create or build on their Volunteer Engagement.  This is part of a Volunteer Makers pilot project to prove demand for Volunteer Makers before a national roll-out from July 2016.

Volunteer Makers - which is the technology behind - was developed for Luton Culture as a standalone micro site.

Volunteer Makers is an online volunteer engagement platform that helps organisations to harness the creative, social and intellectual capital within a volunteer community - adding economic, social and creative value for any organisation, as well as long-term sustainability.  The platform operates as a challenge database, automatically matching volunteer opportunities with skills and allowing extremely flexible levels of volunteering activity to encourage a wider volunteer community. It actively encourages volunteers to take ownership of their own volunteering activity and to help drive and support volunteering across the organisation.  A quick guide is attached, along with a case study on Museum Makers.

Their work with you during the pilot Volunteer Makers programme will include:

- Analysis of current volunteer engagement

- Telephone interview with key staff

- 3 hour workshop with teams involved in volunteer engagement

- Provide a volunteer digital engagement annotated template

- Review Volunteer Digital Engagement Plan - after 6 to 9 months of implementation

As part of the programme, organisations are agreeing to submit a draft Volunteer Engagement Plan within a specified timeframe, no later than March 2016.

About Tickbox:

Tickbox have been established 10 years.  They predominantly work with charities, arts organisations and museums.  They have recently completed a 3-year museum digital engagement programme working with 40 museums.  Their platform Volunteer Makers was developed 4 years ago with Luton Culture and has seen phenomenal results.

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