Museum volunteers recognised with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Honours mark the exceptional contribution of volunteer groups

Nominations open for Heritage Volunteer Manager of the Year 2019

Award celebrates outstanding examples of volunteer leadership

Learn new ways of engaging audiences at Manchester 2017

Volunteer Makers event will help you engage and inspire volunteers

Many UK museums face an uncertain future, finds MA report

Devolved nations hardest hit by public funding cuts

A fair deal for interns

Is the sector addressing the issue of unpaid work?

Professional developments

The MA's fellowship programme is one of several schemes offering career development

Barriers to entry remain

Sector is less accessible to disadvantaged young people due to upheaval in higher education

What does the future hold for volunteering?

The future of volunteering in the UK holds challenges but also exciting opportunities.  

Is unethical employment a time bomb for museums?

Ethical employment models are achievable

Think outside the box to get volunteers

Exploring digital volunteering


Wanted: a radical museums workforce

The Friends of Museums

John Holt finds out how good neighbours become good Friends

Starting out

Museum studies students reveal hopes for the future

All work and no pay

Internships can be exploitative and may threaten workforce diversity

Oonagh Aitken

Chief executive of volunteering matters

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