Volunteer Awards 2018 – Nominations Open

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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.

For more details please read the Nomination Guidance before completing the Nomination Form pdf version or Word version.

IMPORTANT DATES:
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.

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

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