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Museum Skills: Managing Volunteer Teams

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Stratford Park

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Do you want to harness the enthusiasm of volunteers around the museum’s goals or a specific museum project?

Would you like to support volunteers to work well together?

Do you hope to enable volunteers to offer their ideas and suggestions to improve and support the museum’s services and activities?

Through the use of real examples of practice from museums within the region, together with a range of activities and discussion, this session offers techniques and tips for ensuring your team is successfully working towards an aspect of your museum’s vision.



Who should attend?

Museum volunteers or members of staff who want to enable a team of volunteers to deliver a museum project or service, including in a specific area.

Those wishing to share ideas and discussion about volunteer team working within a supportive environment.



Who should attend?

Volunteers and paid staff in museums seeking to facilitate the development of a volunteer team or to deliver a museum project or service with volunteer support.



What will you learn?

By the end of the day you should be able to:

  • Understand how teams operate – including volunteer teams in museums

  • Understand what motivates volunteers and how to encourage volunteers to contribute to a core purpose

  • Understand how to enable the different viewpoints and strengths on the volunteer team

  • Assess and engage the skills that volunteers offer

  • Support volunteers’ learning and enhance skills to deliver a project or service

  • Exchange feedback with volunteers and celebrate team success



How does this course support you to achieve and maintain Arts Council England’s Accreditation Standard?

The course supports the following Requirements of the Accreditation Standard:

1.4 Effective Forward Planning – Planning volunteer teams, motivating volunteers, assessing and harnessing skills and developing new ones are essential to creating a successful Forward Plan.

1.7 Appropriate Workforce – Good communication, making best use of volunteers’ skills and supporting their development ensure you meet this requirement.





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