Winners at the 2017 West Midlands Volunteer Awards, the Coffin Works Front of House Team were praised for their outstanding work as a collective and for the diversity of their volunteers, both young and old.
How do they recruit their diverse volunteer team and give them such a unique and rewarding experience? How do they offer so many varied opportunities within the museum and why do the volunteers have so much fun?
Museum Manager Sarah Hayes and her volunteer team will share the work they do at The Coffins Works. Sarah will highlight how the different volunteer roles are central to the delivery of the programmes and the running of the visitor attraction.
Suzanne Carter will talk about engaging local residents and workers as ‘active citizens’ without the pressure of a regular volunteer commitment or lots of paperwork. She will share her experiences of proactively recruiting volunteers who are deaf, disabled and autistic. She will also showcase how different organisations in the Jewellery Quarter are working together to create a ‘pool’ of volunteers who can work across different heritage projects and museums benefitting the whole area, rather than just one venue.
The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Priority will be given to Accredited museums and those officially Working Towards and to non-NPO museums.
6 March 2019 – Volunteers in the Workplace – Creating a More Diverse Volunteer Base
10am-1pm, Newman Brothers at The Coffin Works, 13-15 Fleet Street, Birmingham B3 1JP
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