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    Day2 opening Day2 opening Presentation Transcript

    • WelcomeVolunteer Management Convestival 2012
    • “The values of volunteering stand out like a bright light in a naughty world”
    • Your biggest achievements when working with volunteers in the National Trust
    • “The values of volunteering stand out like a bright light in a naughty world”
    • VT Sting
    • Jo Bell Title
    • The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST Lucy Andrews-Manion Volunteer Co-ordinator
    • Volunteering at Ironbridge Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust • One of the worlds largest Independent Museums • An educational Charity • 10 Museum Sites, 36 Historic Sites in total over 7 square miles • 200 members of paid staff • Based in a World Heritage Site, The Ironbridge Gorge • Around 500,000 visitors per year
    • Volunteering at Ironbridge400+ regular volunteersCorporate Volunteering-1000+ peopleGreat range of ages-16 up to 90Opportunities for young and unemployed peopleMonthly projects/Regular placementsA better Museum thanks to their efforts
    • Volunteering at IronbridgeWhy Volunteer?This is the key to getting and keeping the right people-Social interaction-Gain skills and experience
    • Volunteering at Ironbridge Demonstrate Guide Research Maintain SupportHelp us to add to and deliver an excellent level of service
    • Volunteering at IronbridgeWhere do we find them?Newspaper ArticlesWord of Mouth Staff VolunteersVisitor interestVolunteer Centre
    • Volunteering at Ironbridge To become a volunteer at Ironbridge: Application It doesn’t need to be too formal, References this is a volunteer role, not a job. Interview BUT it does need to be structured. Placement Induction Monitoring
    • Volunteering at Ironbridge Getting the Right people Role Descriptions- know what you want before you recruit, think about things which could help your organisation, but seem a long way off- could a volunteer get you there? Interview-get to know your volunteer, recruit carefully, and specifically for the role-only place someone if they are the RIGHT person Monitoring-keep talking to your volunteers keep them informed, give them goals let them know outcomes they can expect to get from their role.
    • Volunteering at IronbridgeBuilding RolesA volunteer role should benefit all partiesAlways think of the ‘BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME’Think wider than day to day, WHAT SORT OF PERSON DO YOU REALLY NEED?
    • Volunteering at Ironbridge Justyna Gasinska  20 year-old Polish student  Currently working weekends in a factory  Studying Business Administration at college, evenings only  Would like to have an office job but needs experience Rob Davies  59 years old  Lives locally  Recently retired  Misses work and the contact with others  Feels he has skills to giveDifferent types of Volunteers
    • Volunteering at IronbridgeRETAINING YOUR VOLUNTEERSBenefits: Free entry Quarterly Newsletter Monthly coffee mornings and events Free ticket to events Free parking Discount in Museum Shops LunchAccess to trainingA friendly, welcoming atmosphere!
    • Volunteering at IronbridgeDEALING WITH ISSUESBe prepared Recruit the right people into the right role Be open to changeHave a procedure in place Follow it!Be open and honest& Most importantly, be nice!
    • Volunteering at IronbridgeMost Importantly…Get to know your volunteers – the better you know them the more they will want to help.Remember that they want to help, give them the opportunity.Show appreciation - Say thankyou!
    • The IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUM TRUST Lucy Andrews-Manion 01952 601044
    • VTWally Harbert Part 1
    • VTWally Harbert Part 2
    • VTWally Harbert Part 3