The Northern Museum Volunteer Pass Scheme is one of the largest schemes in England. Also known as the “Pink Pass” this scheme is open to all accredited museums, or those who have received official recognition of working towards accreditation, in the North West, North East and Yorkshire and Humberside region.
The Museum Volunteer Pass scheme is a mutually beneficial partnership between participating museums and entitles volunteers to to gain various benefits such as free entry and/or additional benefits to other participating museums across the region.
The benefits of this scheme include:
- Raising awareness of your museum
As one museum said ‘[the passes] market what’s on offer to future possible visitors’ and another ‘[the pass] helps promote the region as a whole’.
- Learning Opportunities
Museums said the benefits were: ‘Opportunity to see other museums. Can pick up and bring back ideas’, ‘A chance to appreciate what other museums are doing and generate new ideas’, ‘Way to keep up with what others are doing and reflect on our services’
- Networking and Benchmarking
Museums said the benefits were: ‘to build understanding and make relationships to other museums. To see and learn from what other organisations are delivering. To be able to benchmark against what we deliver, and what we could deliver’ and ‘Being part of a museum community’