Support our Skills Volunteer Development Programme – November 2016 – March 2017

What is it? A new pilot training programme for volunteers. The aim is to develop a bespoke programme with the group of participants. Potential themes to be developed have come from the consultation undertaken by NWFED in February and March of this year.

The training programme is FREE to attend and travel costs will be covered to all training sessions. There are 10 places available.

Who is it for? This initial phase is aimed at volunteers who are keen to develop/update their knowledge and skills of the museum profession, either to pursue a career in museums or develop their role within the organisation they are volunteering. 

Please note this initial pilot programme is not available to volunteers at National Museums, National Partner Museums or Museum Studies students.

When will it take place? There will be 6 main sessions which will take place at Manchester and Preston venues. It will be begin with a 2 day introductory session (full outline) in November (Friday 11th and Monday 14th November) and then approximately one session per month.

Programme participants and the venues they volunteer for will also sign up to deliver a half-day themed session at their Museum. This will hopefully allow the group to share ideas, see a number of different venues and importantly get to know each other and develop a lasting relationship.

How to apply – If you have a volunteer(s) you would like to refer on the programme, please complete the application form. The form is in two parts, to be completed and signed by a named museum contact and the volunteer. This is to confirm that both parties are keen to take part and the volunteer is fully supported by their museum.

For any further information Contact Debbie Walker: email dwalker14@btinternet.com  tel 0784 600 3638.

This programme is funded by Museum Development North West

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