Museums Libraries and Archives Council

MLA commissioned me to provide volunteering consultancy to small an dmedium-sized museums, including:

The Embroiders’ Guild, London

The Embroiders’ Guild is a national charity with a small gallery space in Hampton Court Palace. I helped the staff develop their volunteer programme to help achieve their aims of becoming a learning organisation and reflect their local community by broadening their volunteering base.

Kew Bridge Steam Museum, London

The Museum was keen to get an external perspective on its volunteer programme and to look at diversifying its volunteer team.

Gunnersbury Park Museum, London

I worked with the Director to create a structured volunteer programme to support specific key roles.

Florence Nightingale Museum, London

I helped the Museum review their volunteer programme with a view for making it fit-for-purpose when the Museum re-opened after refurbishment. We developed a plan to keep volunteers involved during closure, to create new roles to meet the needs of the new Museum, to attract members of the local community to those roles, and to train the volunteer team pre-opening.

The Jewish Museum

I helped re-shape the existing volunteer programme to ensure that the new museum opens with a 100+ volunteer-run front-of-house team.

Design Museum, London

I helped the museumto review and improve the way it involves volunteers. Most volunteers are Interns, and we created a policy, procedures and role summaries to ensure both parties get the most out of the volunteering experience.

The Women’s Library, London

I worked with staff to improve the structure for involving volunteers, improving policy and procedures, and advising on how to reach non-traditional audiences.