Volunteering takes place in many different kinds of arts groups, from grassroots level to wider cultural programmes within museums, libraries and galleries. It is a healthy, vibrant and dynamic type of volunteering which can make a real difference at local level. Projects offer opportunities for participants to gain increased workplace confidence, develop a wide range of transferable skills and, where training is offered, vocational skills and qualifications.
Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England wrote a Toolkit for arts/cultural volunteering, that includes:
- ideas, suggestions and recommendations
- a range of checklists for those new to working with volunteers
- a range of case studies to celebrate what is already happening across the sector
- links to further information
Read further & download the toolkit: Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit - Voluntary Arts.