Returning to Volunteering

Event Date:28 August 2020 11:00 am — 28 August 2020 12:00pm

As the cultural sector re-opens over the coming weeks and months, volunteering will be top of many museums’ agendas.

Many of us will be wondering how to manage the tricky balance between the operational requirements for volunteers in a newly re-opened museum and our duty of care to protect volunteers’ health, safety and well-being.

In an environment where employees, volunteers and visitors will be interacting in new ways, how can we ensure that volunteers follow the Covid-19 measures that we put in place, to protect themselves and others at the museum?

Ideal for trustees and volunteer managers at small and/or volunteer-managed museums, this practical workshop will help you to consider how the nature of volunteering might change in your museum in the coming months, including key measures for volunteers’ health, safety and well-being and how to prevent and manage difficult situations when introducing new Covid-19 policies and working practices with volunteers.

Book your free place on this Zoom event here

About the facilitator

Alex Lindley is the director of Alchemy, an HR and Organisational Development consultancy, working primarily with the heritage, cultural and Not-for-Profit sectors. A chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), she has worked in Human Resource Management for over 15 years and is an experienced trainer and facilitator. In her consultancy work, she has extensive experience of working with museums to develop HR and volunteering strategies, improve staff and volunteer management practices and increase staff and volunteer engagement and motivation. With a career spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, she brings insights and best practice from a wide range of organisations, from small volunteer-run museums to international banks—and a great deal in between! /

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