Oxford and Cambridge have long been associated with students – but it was Volunteer Makers’ message that was being studied there in a busy month for Volunteer Makers and the Tickbox team. May began with a training day for staff at University of Cambridge Museums. The organisation runs eight separate highly regarded museums as well […]
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Leadership Through Influence – Arts Connect Leadership Programme by Jessica Hartshorn, Learning and Outreach Officer, Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (RAGM) December 2017 [This is an extract of a 5000-word essay; work-based research project, integrating skills and knowledge from the Arts Connect leadership programme.] Introduction Many organisations fail to move with the changing sectoral landscape and […]
I’ve spent quite a bit of time speaking to our pioneers recently – those museums that have been part of our Arts Council England supported programme to roll out the Volunteer Makers’ model nationally. I’ve been calling them up to chat about what works, what doesn’t – the whole experience. I think we’ve both learnt […]
“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 even […]
Claire Sully, Volunteer Makers Training Programme Founder Around one in three of us volunteers in the UK. This ratio could be even higher if you include informal (and unrecorded) volunteering. Those acts involving our time, skills, expertise or just our sheer enthusiasm aren’t always measured. We gain skills, experience and we benefit from the social […]