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
Please send completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.