We are delighted to announce that nominations for the third West Midlands Volunteer Awards are now open.
The Awards are part of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s National Portfolio and Museum Development programmes funded through the Arts Council England.
The West Midlands Volunteer Awards were established to recognise and reward the invaluable work and significant contribution made by volunteers to the museum sector.
- Do you know of an individual or group of committed volunteers whose hard work, loyalty and dedication contributes to making your museum a success?
- Do they consistently exceed expectations?
- Have they brought a new idea or project to life?
Then this is your opportunity to nominate a volunteer or group of volunteers to share their story; it is a chance to give back to those who give so generously, caring for the region’s cultural heritage. The Awards are open to any individual or team who volunteer within an Accredited museum (or Working Towards) located in Birmingham, the Black Country, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire.
The Award Categories
Against the Odds Overcoming specific obstacles to contribute to the future of the museum
Collections Working on an innovative collections project
Entrepreneur Making a difference with flair, creativity and commercial acumen
Museum Champion Championing the vision, values and aspirations of the museum
Museum Mentor* Supporting a museum over and above the requirements of the role
Project Award Developing, implementing and managing a successful project
Warmest Welcome Going the extra mile to ensure an inclusive welcome to all visitors
Young People Young people or students bringing new ideas and energy to the museum
Excellence The judges’ award for the overall winner from the previous eight categories
All categories are open to individual or team nominations except those marked with * which are only open to individuals.
Nominations close 5pm, Monday 9 July
Shortlist announced Wednesday 18 July
Awards Ceremony Thursday 6 September
Shortlisted nominees and their nominator will be invited to join us along with guests at a dedicated Awards ceremony to be held at the Patrick Studio, Birmingham Hippodrome on Thursday 6 September, 4pm–8pm. Guests will be wined, dined and entertained at this leading Midlands’ theatre.