There were examples of good practice case studies about volunteering initiatives in both regions, and delegates learnt about volunteer management tools that can support museums’ volunteer programmes, directly from the museums using them. The event was aimed at volunteer co-ordinators, or those managing volunteers – whether in smaller or larger museums – currently looking to develop their volunteer offer and the tools to manage this process effectively.
A summary of the new cross organisational platform for volunteering that we have been testing in Gloucester over the past three years: how it works, who is engaged and what the benefits have been
Hollie Smith-Charles, Director, Gloucester Cultural Trust
Case study of the Still Curious Project
Paola Palma, Still Curious Project Coordinator, Red House Museum & Gardens, Hampshire Cultural Trust
An introduction to how we implemented Better Impact at MEAA, including the unexpected outcomes and benefits it has brought to our intimate volunteer programme.
Holly Foskett-Barnes, Membership Co-ordinator, MEAA, Bath
Using Better Impact across multiple venues and for flexible volunteering
Joy Todd, Heading of Volunteering and Community Engagement, Gardens and Museums, University of Oxford
Claire Sully, Managing Director, Tickbox Marketing
The Wellbeing Impacts of Volunteering in the South West followed by: personal perspectives
from volunteers with the Holburne Museum, Bath
‘Multaka’ translates from Arabic to English as ‘meeting point’. Multaka-Oxford is based at the Pitt Rivers Museum and History of Science Museum. It uses museums and collections as a meeting point for people to share experience, knowledge and skills. We work in a three-way partnership of staff, volunteers and local community to create a platform for cultural dialogue. We will share our values, approach and an honest reflection on what we have learnt over the last 2 years.
Rachel Harrison, Volunteer and Community Engagement Officer, Multaka – Oxford and Sanda Kyu, Volunteer Multaka-Oxford