West Midlands Museum Development is running a workshop on 4 December at Compton Verney to look at volunteering beyond front of house.
Compton Verney swept the board at the 2018 West Midlands Volunteer Awards. Their volunteer teams were shortlisted in five different categories and they took the overall ‘Judges Award for Excellence’ for their Forest School volunteers.
Learn from Emily Medcraft, Visitor Experience Manager, and the volunteers themselves about the projects they have developed and the success of their enterprise:
- Meet the volunteer with a business background who has raised funds by selling off ‘stuff’ that is surplus to requirements
- Talk to the ‘Walking Wonders’ who have developed walks and tours across the site, the Forest School team and the car pool volunteers who shuttle visitors from the car park to the house and do so much more to make visitors feel welcome and cared for
This event is aimed at volunteer managers who want to develop their volunteer force to work ‘beyond front of house’, operating in outdoor spaces and other important and specialist areas of a museum or heritage site that can often be overlooked.
The training session will finish at 1pm and you are invited to spend the rest of the day exploring the house, exhibition and grounds.
This event is free with coffee, tea and Danish pastries provided. You will need to bring warm, waterproof clothes and boots. There is an excellent café on site for lunch or bring your own.
To book click here.
4 December – Volunteers in the Workplace – Volunteering Beyond Front of House
10am-1pm, Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, Warwickshire CV35 9HZ