Changing attitudes towards volunteering

Volunteers for Museums was a project funded by Renaissance South East through their museum development programme. The project aim was to bring about changes in attitude, knowledge, skills and practice around volunteering and volunteer management in the museum sector, and to embed good practice in volunteer management systems so that volunteer programmes can be built up and sustained.


Volunteers for Museums was a partnership of 8 museums across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, and ran from February 2010 to March 2011. Our partners were:

Heritage Volunteer Managers Forum

The project team and partners also set up the Heritage Volunteer Managers Forum for volunteer managers to share good practice, get advice from colleagues and discuss current issues. This forum still meets, and if you would like to join it or attend the next meeting please contact Rob Davies at the Museum of English Rural Life.


Our project produced a number of Resources which are available to use and a number of case studies.

This project is now complete

The Volunteers for Museums project finished on 31 March 2011. This legacy website contains the outputs from the project.

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Interested in volunteering?

 If you would like to help out at one of the partner museums you can contact them directly through the links on this page.


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