Volunteer Makers

Volunteer Makers National Conference

Volunteer Makers is a national programme of volunteer engagement training and a digital application for museums.

A third of people in the UK are volunteering and the value of volunteering is worth billions. With shifts in demographics, digital and funding models a new way of thinking is necessary if museums are to engage volunteers in a way to sustain and diversify their audiences.

Volunteer Makers is a different model for engaging and inspiring volunteers which grows a museum’s community of active supporters, providing a measurable value exchange.

This is a chance for museums to further participate in Volunteer Makers and understand the benefits of Blended and Micro-Volunteering and how this affects the workforce now and into the future.

Volunteer Makers National Conference is a FREE fringe event for Visitors and Delegates at the Museums Association Conference, Manchester, Friday 17 November, 1:30-16:20.  Includes lunch and refreshments.

Speaker Profiles

The Volunteer Makers conference will hear from the museums themselves who are pioneering Volunteering Makers and the steps they have taken to create an organisational-wide engagement culture and implement new thinking in volunteer engagement.

  Laura Kinnear, Curator, Holst Birthplace Museum, Cheltenham

  Jessica Hartshorn, Learning and Outreach Officer, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

  Amanda Hart, Director, Corinium Museum, Cirencester

  Hannah Mather, Jarrow Hall, NE EMP Chair and TWAM Volunteer

  Fran Riando, Volunteer Manager, Geffrye Museum, London

Press Releases

Venue Directions

Fringe Event at Museums Association Annual Conference and Exhibition at
Manchester Central Convention Centre, Manchester

Book Your Place

Our Eventbrite registration has now closed, but there will be spaces on the day.  You will now need to register as a free Visitor directly with the Museums Association 

As a Visitor to the Museums Association Conference you gain free access to the Exhibition where you can meet leading suppliers, attend free high-quality workshops, network and pick up ideas.

You can also attend the Museum Practice and Careers Hub Workshop programme of 30 free workshops featuring the latest thinking and case studies on topics including technology, digital, audiences and learning, collections and interpretation, and careers.

Lunch and refreshments are included at the Pioneering Volunteer Makers event.

If you have any further questions or want to put your name on the list directly, please email annab@volunteermakers.org

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