Virtual Volunteering

Rural Voices – The Rural Museums Network Seminar Series

Join the Rural Museums Network (RMN) for these monthly seminars to hear expert speakers and museum professionals share how rural collections and rural sites can better include a wider range of voices in the stories they tell.

These sessions are on the Zoom platform and are FREE for members (institutional and individual) and £5 for non-members.

If you aren’t sure if your museum is a member, please do contact RMN to check before you book

Find out more and book Virtual Volunteering, Friday 8 April, 3pm-4.15pm

Other events in the series

Digging Deeper: Telling the Stories of Rural LGBTQ+ Lives, Friday 11 March 3pm-4.15pm

Digging Deeper: Representing Gypsy, Roma and Travelling Communities in Rural Museums, Friday 13 May, 3pm-4.15pm

MD England Volunteer Management Development Training (session 3)

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce that the Volunteer Management Development training events delivered in late 2021/ early 2022 are being repeated due to high demand for places.

This national online Museum Development series of three webinars will help to develop knowledge and skills in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer strategy development.

Please note: By completing the booking form you are signing up to attend all three events.

Sessions (all 9.30am-1pm):

Thursday 3 March – Volunteer Recruitment
Thursday 17 March – Volunteer Management and Retention
Thursday 24 March – Volunteer Strategy Development

What will participants gain?

As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will become equipped or underpin skills and knowledge. including and not limited to:

All training will be delivered using a webinar format via Zoom; training will be co-facilitated by two trainers in order to bring their combined experience and to also increase the level of engagement from participants through greater variety in voice and presentation style.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation in the North West, North East, SHARE Museums East, South East, West Midlands and Yorkshire. These webinars are most suitable to groups and organisations that are:

Book your place here.

If you are based in another region, we kindly ask you to book through your local Museum Development provider which you can find the details for here.

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please let us know in advance by emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk 

If the event becomes oversubscribed we will prioritise bookings from organisations who can send a representative to all three sessions. 

Session leaders:

This webinar series is being hosted by volunteering consultants and specialists Laura Hamilton and Carol Carbine, who both bring more than 40 years of volunteer management experience in the VCSE sector.

Laura has a strong understanding of volunteer management within small and medium-sized organisations and of working with staff to build volunteer management confidence and capacity in these contexts; and runs a successful consultancy (Laura Hamilton Consulting), with a specialist focus on volunteer engagement and management and training and mentoring for volunteer managers.

Carol specialises in training/ facilitation and problem-solving/ conflict resolution, working within the overseas aid, animal welfare, disability and heritage sectors; and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Carol offers bespoke training and facilitation through her own consultancy (Carol Carbine Consulting).

If the booking button isn’t visible this series of events is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk if you want to join the waiting list.

MD England Volunteer Management Development Training (session 2)

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce that the Volunteer Management Development training events delivered in late 2021/ early 2022 are being repeated due to high demand for places.

This national online Museum Development series of three webinars will help to develop knowledge and skills in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer strategy development.

Please note: By completing the booking form you are signing up to attend all three events.

Sessions (all 9.30am-1pm):

Thursday 3 March – Volunteer Recruitment
Thursday 17 March – Volunteer Management and Retention
Thursday 24 March – Volunteer Strategy Development

What will participants gain?

As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will become equipped or underpin skills and knowledge. including and not limited to:

All training will be delivered using a webinar format via Zoom; training will be co-facilitated by two trainers in order to bring their combined experience and to also increase the level of engagement from participants through greater variety in voice and presentation style.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation in the North West, North East, SHARE Museums East, South East, West Midlands and Yorkshire. These webinars are most suitable to groups and organisations that are:

Book your place here.

If you are based in another region, we kindly ask you to book through your local Museum Development provider which you can find the details for here.

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please let us know in advance by emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk 

If the event becomes oversubscribed we will prioritise bookings from organisations who can send a representative to all three sessions. 

Session leaders:

This webinar series is being hosted by volunteering consultants and specialists Laura Hamilton and Carol Carbine, who both bring more than 40 years of volunteer management experience in the VCSE sector.

Laura has a strong understanding of volunteer management within small and medium-sized organisations and of working with staff to build volunteer management confidence and capacity in these contexts; and runs a successful consultancy (Laura Hamilton Consulting), with a specialist focus on volunteer engagement and management and training and mentoring for volunteer managers.

Carol specialises in training/ facilitation and problem-solving/ conflict resolution, working within the overseas aid, animal welfare, disability and heritage sectors; and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Carol offers bespoke training and facilitation through her own consultancy (Carol Carbine Consulting).

If the booking button isn’t visible this series of events is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk if you want to join the waiting list.

MD England Volunteer Management Development Training

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce that the Volunteer Management Development training events delivered in late 2021/ early 2022 are being repeated due to high demand for places.

This national online Museum Development series of three webinars will help to develop knowledge and skills in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer strategy development.

Please note: By completing the booking form you are signing up to attend all three events.

Sessions (all 9.30am-1pm):

Thursday 3 March – Volunteer Recruitment
Thursday 17 March – Volunteer Management and Retention
Thursday 24 March – Volunteer Strategy Development

What will participants gain?

As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will become equipped or underpin skills and knowledge. including and not limited to:

All training will be delivered using a webinar format via Zoom; training will be co-facilitated by two trainers in order to bring their combined experience and to also increase the level of engagement from participants through greater variety in voice and presentation style.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation in the North West, North East, SHARE Museums East, South East, West Midlands and Yorkshire. These webinars are most suitable to groups and organisations that are:

If you are based in another region, we kindly ask you to book through your local Museum Development provider which you can find the details for here.

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please let us know in advance by emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk 

If the event becomes oversubscribed we will prioritise bookings from organisations who can send a representative to all three sessions. 

Session leaders:

This webinar series is being hosted by volunteering consultants and specialists Laura Hamilton and Carol Carbine, who both bring more than 40 years of volunteer management experience in the VCSE sector.

Laura has a strong understanding of volunteer management within small and medium-sized organisations and of working with staff to build volunteer management confidence and capacity in these contexts; and runs a successful consultancy (Laura Hamilton Consulting), with a specialist focus on volunteer engagement and management and training and mentoring for volunteer managers.

Carol specialises in training/ facilitation and problem-solving/ conflict resolution, working within the overseas aid, animal welfare, disability and heritage sectors; and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Carol offers bespoke training and facilitation through her own consultancy (Carol Carbine Consulting).

If the booking button isn’t visible this series of events is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk if you want to join the waiting list.

MDUK Volunteer Management Development Training (session 3)

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce a series of three upcoming Volunteer Management Development training events.

This national online Museum Development series of webinars will help to develop knowledge and skills in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer strategy development.

Please note: By completing the booking form you are signing up to attend all three events.

Sessions (all 9.30am-1pm):

Thursday 18 November 2021 – Volunteer Recruitment
Thursday 13 January 2022 – Volunteer Management and Retention
Thursday 17 February 2022 – Volunteer Strategy Development

What will participants gain?

As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will become equipped or underpin skills and knowledge. including and not limited to:

All training will be delivered using a webinar format via Zoom; training will be co-facilitated by two trainers in order to bring their combined experience and to also increase the level of engagement from participants through greater variety in voice and presentation style.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation in the North West, North East, East Midlands and West Midlands of England and Wales. These webinars are most suitable to groups and organisations that are:

If you are based in another region, we kindly ask you to book through your local Museum Development provider which you can find the details for here.

Book here

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please let us know in advance by emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk 

If the event becomes oversubscribed we will prioritise bookings from organisations who can send a representative to all three sessions. 

Session leaders:

This webinar series is being hosted by volunteering consultants and specialists Laura Hamilton and Carol Carbine, who both bring more than 40 years of volunteer management experience in the VCSE sector.

Laura has a strong understanding of volunteer management within small and medium-sized organisations and of working with staff to build volunteer management confidence and capacity in these contexts; and runs a successful consultancy (Laura Hamilton Consulting), with a specialist focus on volunteer engagement and management and training and mentoring for volunteer managers.

Carol specialises in training/ facilitation and problem-solving/ conflict resolution, working within the overseas aid, animal welfare, disability and heritage sectors; and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Carol offers bespoke training and facilitation through her own consultancy (Carol Carbine Consulting).

Book here

MDUK Volunteer Management Development Training (session 2)

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce a series of three upcoming Volunteer Management Development training events.

This national online Museum Development series of webinars will help to develop knowledge and skills in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer strategy development.

Please note: By completing the booking form you are signing up to attend all three events.

Sessions (all 9.30am-1pm):

Thursday 18 November 2021 – Volunteer Recruitment
Thursday 13 January 2022 – Volunteer Management and Retention
Thursday 17 February 2022 – Volunteer Strategy Development

What will participants gain?

As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will become equipped or underpin skills and knowledge. including and not limited to:

All training will be delivered using a webinar format via Zoom; training will be co-facilitated by two trainers in order to bring their combined experience and to also increase the level of engagement from participants through greater variety in voice and presentation style.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation in the North West, North East, East Midlands and West Midlands of England and Wales. These webinars are most suitable to groups and organisations that are:

If you are based in another region, we kindly ask you to book through your local Museum Development provider which you can find the details for here.

Book here

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please let us know in advance by emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk 

If the event becomes oversubscribed we will prioritise bookings from organisations who can send a representative to all three sessions. 

Session leaders:

This webinar series is being hosted by volunteering consultants and specialists Laura Hamilton and Carol Carbine, who both bring more than 40 years of volunteer management experience in the VCSE sector.

Laura has a strong understanding of volunteer management within small and medium-sized organisations and of working with staff to build volunteer management confidence and capacity in these contexts; and runs a successful consultancy (Laura Hamilton Consulting), with a specialist focus on volunteer engagement and management and training and mentoring for volunteer managers.

Carol specialises in training/ facilitation and problem-solving/ conflict resolution, working within the overseas aid, animal welfare, disability and heritage sectors; and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Carol offers bespoke training and facilitation through her own consultancy (Carol Carbine Consulting).

Book here

MDUK Volunteer Management Development Training

West Midlands Museum Development is pleased to announce a series of three upcoming Volunteer Management Development training events.

This national online Museum Development series of webinars will help to develop knowledge and skills in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer strategy development.

Please note: By completing the booking form you are signing up to attend all three events.

Sessions (all 9.30am-1pm):

Thursday 18 November 2021 – Volunteer Recruitment
Thursday 13 January 2022 – Volunteer Management and Retention
Thursday 17 February 2022 – Volunteer Strategy Development

What will participants gain?

As a result of attending this webinar series, participants will become equipped or underpin skills and knowledge. including and not limited to:

All training will be delivered using a webinar format via Zoom; training will be co-facilitated by two trainers in order to bring their combined experience and to also increase the level of engagement from participants through greater variety in voice and presentation style.

Who should attend?

This session is aimed at all Accredited museums and those working towards Accreditation in the North West, North East, East Midlands and West Midlands of England and Wales. These webinars are most suitable to groups and organisations that are:

If you are based in another region, we kindly ask you to book through your local Museum Development provider which you can find the details for here.

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation. 

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions please let us know in advance by emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk 

If the event becomes oversubscribed we will prioritise bookings from organisations who can send a representative to all three sessions. 

Session leaders:

This webinar series is being hosted by volunteering consultants and specialists Laura Hamilton and Carol Carbine, who both bring more than 40 years of volunteer management experience in the VCSE sector.

Laura has a strong understanding of volunteer management within small and medium-sized organisations and of working with staff to build volunteer management confidence and capacity in these contexts; and runs a successful consultancy (Laura Hamilton Consulting), with a specialist focus on volunteer engagement and management and training and mentoring for volunteer managers.

Carol specialises in training/ facilitation and problem-solving/ conflict resolution, working within the overseas aid, animal welfare, disability and heritage sectors; and is a qualified NLP Practitioner. Carol offers bespoke training and facilitation through her own consultancy (Carol Carbine Consulting).

If the booking button isn’t visible this series of events is fully booked. Please email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk if you want to join the waiting list.

Heritage Volunteering Group West Midlands

Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) West Midlands is a regional networking group covering Birmingham, Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford and Wrekin, Warwickshire and Worcestershire. The group is for anyone who works with volunteers in the heritage sector in the West Midlands.

HVG West Midlands meet quarterly to problem solve together, share best practice and learn from each other. To attend the next Zoom event or stay in the loop with future meetings please email Becky Benson.

This regional networking group is part of the national Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) who’s mission is to help you unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best practice.  You can find out more about HVG on the website http://www.heritagevolunteeringgroup.org.uk.

Lunchtime Learning – Retaining Volunteers

The last of three bite-sized sessions from Roots HR. In this webinar Roots HR will outline essential knowledge for anyone managing volunteers in 2021. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A.

After the session you will:

This training is suitable for those who may be new to managing volunteers, or experienced delegates hoping to refresh their knowledge. Delegates may book any or all of the sessions.

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

The session will be live captioned by MyClearText, through StageText.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. If you have not received an email by the day of the webinar please contact us. Don’t worry; you don’t need a Zoom account, simply follow the link provided and enter the password.

If the booking button isn’t visible the webinar is fully booked.  If you want to join the waiting list email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk

Lunchtime Learning – Retaining Volunteers
17 February, 1pm-1.45pm, online

Lunchtime Learning – Managing Volunteers

The first of three bite-sized sessions from Roots HR. In this webinar Roots HR will outline essential knowledge for anyone managing volunteers in 2021. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A.

After this session you will:

This training is suitable for those who may be new to managing volunteers, or experienced delegates hoping to refresh their knowledge. Delegates may book any or all of the sessions.

Priority will be given to delegates from non-NPO and non-National museums in the West Midlands which are Accredited or officially Working Towards Accreditation.

The session will be live captioned by MyClearText, through StageText.

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event.  If you have not received an email by the day of the webinar please contact us.  Don’t worry; you don’t need a Zoom account, simply follow the link provided and enter the password.

If the booking button isn’t visible the webinar is fully booked.  If you want to join the waiting list email wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk

Lunchtime Learning – Managing Volunteers
3 February, 1pm-1.45pm