MyVoice volunteers at Gateshead Libraries

Timetable set for seminar on working with volunteers

Rebecca Atkinson, 23.04.2013
Book your place now for event on Friday 24 May
The full timetable for People Power: Volunteers in the age of austerity seminar, which takes place on 24 May at the Royal College of Surgeons, is now available online.

The one-day event will explore how museums can widen their volunteer base and maximise the potential of this workforce in the current climate.

Throughout the day, the speakers will share best-practice advice and case studies covering recruiting and diversifying volunteers; managing existing volunteers through periods of change; and adopting new models to use volunteers more effectively.

Delegates will also hear practical tips on creating specific volunteer roles; developing sustainable volunteer strategies; and how to lead and motivate volunteers or deal with difficult situations.

Click here to download the timetable for People Power (word)


The speakers at the event are:

  • Bridget McKenzie, director of Flow Associates
  • Tom Boden, head of museums at Bath Preservation Trust
  • Tamsin Rose, volunteer coordinator at the V&A Museum of Childhood
  • Lucy Andrews, volunteer coordinator at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
  • Heather Lomas, heritage and museum consultant
  • Felicity Dwyer, from Stepping Up Training

Places are still available for the day, which runs from 10am to 4.30pm.

Click here to book your place at People Power: Volunteers in the age of austerity