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Working with Young Volunteers

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Date: Monday 18th March 2024

Would you like to work with young volunteers in your organisation?

During this training session, we will be exploring all aspects of how to work with young volunteers, from recruitment and logistics to safeguarding.
We will hear case studies from museums in the West Midlands about their work with young volunteers.

The session will help delegates to:

  • understand the importance of this work
  • think about how to develop young volunteer roles
  • gain inspiration from case studies to take your own work forward
  • understand good practice around safeguarding and young volunteers

This training is aimed at staff who work in museums, art galleries and heritage sites who are interested in developing or improving their provision for young volunteers. Voluntary volunteer co-ordinators, whose main role is to lead day to day on the involvement of volunteers and/ or young people, would also benefit from this session.

About the trainers

Eleanor Moore is the Sustainable Volunteering Officer with the South West Museum Development Programme. Her background is in social and community history curatorship and advisory work within the museums sector, with experience of managing volunteer teams.

Laura Bedford is the Head of Programmes at Kids in Museums. She has worked in or with museums for over 20 years, with previous learning-based roles at the National Maritime Museum, Geffrye Museum (now the Museum of the Home), and Te Papa. Laura previously managed the National Alliance for Museums, Health and Wellbeing and was the director for GEM’s health and wellbeing intermediate course.

Maximum two delegates per organisation. 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. 


This online event will be auto-captioned by Zoom. If you would benefit from live captioning or any other form of access support, please answer ‘yes’ to the access requirements question on the booking form and email the WMMD team as early as possible stating the support you require. 

All participants will receive an email containing a Zoom link to the training prior to the event. The email will be sent to the email address used for booking. If you have not received an email the day before the event please contact us.

Working with Young Volunteers
Monday 18 March 2024, 10am-12.30pm

If you can’t see the booking button, this event is fully booked. To join the waiting list please email

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