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West Midlands Volunteer Awards Nominations Close 9 July!

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By West Midlands Museum Development / Posted on Tuesday 3rd July 2018

West Midlands Volunteer Awards Nominations Close 9 July!

“The Volunteer Awards was a wonderful way to say a huge THANK YOU to my team for everything they’ve done over the past 14 years: keeping the museum open, growing visitor numbers and being innovative despite external pressures and a lack of funding. Their faces when they realised they’d won were priceless! And it did the museum good as well, raising its profile in the city. The team are now more confident and eager to tackle the challenges ahead because they feel their efforts are recognised and appreciated.”

Tonia Collett, Tudor House Museum Manager

Feeling inspired?

Make sure you nominate before 5pm Monday 9 July.  Please read the Nomination Guidance before completing your Nomination Form. A pdf version of the nomination form is available on our website.

Please send completed forms to

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

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.

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.

nomination-guidance nomination form(pdf version) nomination-form (word version)

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