Heritage Volunteering Group – Creating Capacity Report June 2021

The Heritage Volunteering Group (HVG) exists to help organisations and volunteer managers unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best practice.

Coronavirus has had a profound impact on the heritage sector and volunteers are vital to enabling organisations to heal and move forward. To maximise the impact they make, organisations must possess a culture that allows them to fully leverage their talent. In 2020, HVG undertook a piece of work to explore if this culture {these cultures?} exists. These findings are published in Creating Capacity – Building Volunteering in the Heritage Sector Post Covid.

Creating Capacity highlights the strategic and structural changes that the sector needs to make, arguing that organisations need to think strategically about volunteer involvement, invest in their participation and provide the leadership to create new and innovative models of volunteering that will enable the sector to thrive.

HVG believe volunteers are the route to a brighter future for our sector. However, the findings in Creating Capacity suggest that lasting cultural change, that enables the sector to maximise the impact of volunteering, requires cross-sector effort and buy-in at a senior level in organisations. Whether you are a Funder, a Chief Executive or a Volunteer Engagement professional, the findings in Creating Capacity are provided to help you make the right decisions about volunteering and to ensure that together, we are able to unlock the power of volunteering.

Read Creating Capacity here>>

Read more on how to make the most of the gift of volunteering with these top tips from HVG here>>

We will be discussing the future of volunteering at AIM 2021 Conference with Matt Hick, Head of Volunteering, Science Museum Group, Eleanor Moore, Sustainable Volunteering Officer, South West Museum Development, and Becky Benson, Volunteering Officer, Shropshire Museums. Find out more and book a ticket>>