With just weeks to go before we host the West Midlands Volunteer Awards we are putting the final touches to plans for the glittering celebration.
Representatives and volunteers from museums across the West Midlands will attend the ceremony, which is being held in Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Centre, on Wednesday, September 11th, from 4pm – 8pm.
Our awards, now in their fourth year, have become a key fixture in the volunteer calendar and we are very much looking forward to welcoming all of our 2019 finalists.
The awards were launched in 2016 to recognise the critical role volunteers play in keeping museums running throughout the West Midlands. Since then, more than 400 guests have attended the annual ceremonies and from 90 nominated finalists, 28 individuals and groups have been chosen as overall winners.
Nominations were welcomed from across the region and the scale and quality of entries has been fantastic.
The judges will decide winners in four categories – individual, group, young person (25 and under), and project. And the winner of the prestigious Judge’s Award for Excellence, chosen from finalists in all four categories, will also receive £500 to spend on the museum, heritage site, or art gallery project of their choice.
Guests will be treated to an evening of entertainment that is sure to make it an unforgettable event. In previous years we have invited travelling musicians, hip hop crews, and opera improvisation troupes to take to the stage and keep attendees happy.
We’re not giving anything away just yet but we guarantee an evening unlike any other.
You can see our 2019 finalists here: https://mdwm.org.uk/news/volunteer-awards-finalists-announced/
We look forward to meeting our wonderful finalists soon.