Over the past few months or so we’ve been working with our local Museum Development Officer and some of our neighbouring heritage venues, including Heritage & Culture Warwickshire, Compton Verney and Royal Regiment Fusiliers. But what have we been working on I hear you cry? Well, the one thing we share – apart from our passion for heritage – is our need for volunteer support.
Here at Charlecote we have almost 300 volunteers helping us in all manner of things. Most of the people you meet when you visit are volunteers.From cooking in the Victorian kitchens to driving the buggy and delivering talks, we couldn’t do half of what we do without them.
The challenge for us and our neighbouring places is how to sustain and grow our volunteer numbers as our places get busier and we look to offer more. Glynis (our MDO) suggested some sort of online portal to promote our opportunities. We loved the idea and soon the ideas were flowing.
You can see the end result on the newly launched Heritage Volunteering Portal!
Please do visit the site, have a look at the opportunities (which will be added all the time) and sign up to get updates!
…In order to make the experience of volunteering even better – and to help volunteer managers fill gaps – the partnership decided to work together on a shared online portal to attract even more people.
The site enable volunteers, or potential volunteers to sign in,search volunteer positions across all the museum sites and apply for roles as they are advertised. They can even get alerts in their emails inboxes when a volunteer position suiting their interests is posted….
<Read more here: Heritage Volunteering Online Portal launched >