Volunteers

Everything you need to attract, manage and train volunteers is here! The Statement of principles for the recognition of volunteers has its home in this section, as do policy guides, the skills audit template and information on succession planning.

Friends of the Museum

One way of generating ongoing support for the museum is to establish a Friends Program.

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Statement of principles for the recognition of volunteers

NSW Volunteering's principles for fairness, respect and dignity.

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Skills Audit Template

Assess the skills of volunteers and identify skill development needs.

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Volunteer succession planning: a 'how-to' guide

How to retain current volunteers and plan for new ones.

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Volunteer registration form template

This is a volunteer registration form template. You can use it as a guide or just insert your own details.

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Managing Volunteers in Museums & Cultural Collections

Ten things you should know if you are managing volunteers.

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Interns can transform your organisation

Get your organisation involved with an intern program.

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Intern report: Willoughby Museum

Read how Alexis Tay has contributed to the Willoughby Museum.

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Develop a Volunteer Policy

This M&G resource explains the essential elements of a volunteer policy. It can be used as a template or a guide to develop your own comprehensive volunteer policy.

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Introduction to museum volunteers

An introductory guide to planning for, recruiting and training volunteers in your museum. Developed by Museums Galleries Scotland.

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Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.

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(M&G NSW) provides programs and services improving the visitor experience in small to medium museums, galleries and Aboriginal cultural centres across NSW.

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