Staff replacement by volunteers

What do you take to mean by ‘staff replacement by volunteers’? Is it different to ‘staff displacement’? Read my article on Staff replacement by volunteers – a topic that’s not going to go away any time soon. Picking up on a report in the Museums Journal (online) earlier this year about Hampshire Museums looking to replace staff with volunteers at four of its heritage venues, I explain the terms used in the debate and unpick some of the key issues. It would be great to get a discussion going about this, so do post your comments.

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  1. By Cultural Volunteer August 2011 on September 1, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    [...] England have to say on what they call ‘job substitution’. Rob Jackson and I adapted my article for the wider voluntary sector which was published on The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector [...]