The Future of Volunteering – Volunteer Makers: Manchester Seminar

Volunteer Makers is a pioneering model – developed with museums – to meet the challenges and opportunities of a rapidly changing volunteer landscape.

It blends volunteering with public participation, audience development, marketing and digital to grow, manage and inspire a wider, more diverse and active support community for your museum.

Volunteer Makers supports and enhances traditional volunteering models while expanding your ability to connect to all of your potential supporters and build new audiences.

Our programme is supported by Arts Council England and is open to all accredited museums.

Seminar topics:

  • Our seminar will introduce you to Volunteer Makers model and technology, including:
  • Developing an effective organisation-wide approach to engaging volunteers
  • The long tail – how to target hard to reach volunteers
  • Beyond volunteering – how everyone who connects to you can become a volunteer
  • Value exchange – how to get the next generation of volunteers on your side
  • Different voices – increasing diversity in your supporter base
  • Get connected – how technology can increase engagement
  • The role of digital with engaging volunteers


  • To inspire and support museums to maximise impact of their engagement with volunteers
  • To encourage leadership and workforce in museums to be creative and highly skilled in their strategic volunteer engagement thinking
  • Recruit museums for continued one-to-one training as part of our ACE funded national training programme (October 2016 to March 2018).

Who is this seminar for:

  • Museum leadership
  • Curators
  • Learning
  • Audience development
  • Marketing / Digital
  • Volunteer managers/co-ordinators

To book a place at the event visit the eventbrite page and to hear from delegates at the January’s seminar in Preston visit click here.
This event is being run with Museum Development North West.




    What date is the Future of Volunteering Seminar, please?  There is no date on the post. Thank you Susan Susan Child MA AMADirectorCreative Horizons Cumbriausing the past creatively to enhance the presentTel: 016973 32946M: 075311 

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