Volunteer toolkit for Exeter
17 June 2016
A new toolkit that will help Exeter’s cultural organisations engage and manage their volunteers effectively will be launched at RAMM on Tuesday 5 July.
Camilla Hampshire, Museums Manager and Cultural Lead, said: “Volunteers are an important part of life at RAMM and much of the guidance is based on our experience, developed over many years, but through this project refined for wider sector usage with our colleagues at the Libraries and Cathedral. The three partners hope that organisations of all sizes will find the toolkit useful in helping to get the best from their volunteers but also ensure that these committed and enthusiastic people have a great experience working with cultural organisations in the city.”
The project was made possible by Arts Council, England through the Major Partner Museum funding of RAMM. Arts Council England writes: “We are pleased to welcome the Exeter Cultural Volunteer Toolkit. Volunteers play a vital role in the success of cultural organisations, supporting community engagement, increasing capacity, and acting as ambassadors for culture. Just as importantly, volunteers ensure that organisations reflect the communities within which they are located. With the help of this Toolkit, these mutually beneficial partnerships between volunteers and organisations will build a stronger cultural sector for Exeter that even more people will be able to enjoy.”
The Exeter Cultural Volunteer Toolkit is designed to help a wide range of city organisations, including sports, heritage, learning and the arts.