New approaches to volunteers

Budget cuts mean many organisations are now looking to work with volunteers in new ways

Thinking outside the box

From short-term opportunities to community wellbeing, museums are finding new ways to work with volunteers

Corporate volunteering

The benefits are many so why do so few museums do it?

In practice: corporate volunteering

Tips on recruiting, managing volunteers and planning projects

Digital volunteering

Volunteers don’t need to be on-site to make a difference


What motivates people to volunteer to help solve problems?

Further resources: crowdsourcing

More crowdsourcing projects

Britain from Above

Crowdsourcing has been a learning curve for this conservation and digitisation project

Your Paintings Tagger

The evolution of a crowdsourcing site

Volunteers and social media

Mar Dixon makes the case for letting volunteers run your social media

Your volunteer case studies

A selection of case studies from museums

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Youth panels

How museums and galleries are working with youth panels