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Heritage Volunteering Conference 2021

Recognise, Reconnect, Reimagine

The annual conference of the Heritage Volunteering group is back! In 2021 we will bring together leaders and practitioners from across the sector, providing a national platform for connectivity and sharing new ideas.

This year, the conference will take place online on the mornings of Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th July 2021 exploring the changes and challenges of the pandemic for volunteer managers and looking ahead to the future of heritage volunteering, with keynote speeches from:

  • Tamsin Russell, Workforce Development Officer, Museums Association
  • Ali Thomas, Head of Volunteering, Imperial War Museum
  • Ruth Farnan, Volunteer Manager, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Paul Reddish, Chief Executive, Volunteering Matters

With eight professional development workshops and panel discussions on some of the key issues, this will be one of the main events to attend in 2021 for volunteering in the heritage sector. The full programme will be made available here no later than the end of April 2021.

We would like to thank the Ashmolean Museum Oxford who are supporting the conference by managing the ticketing process.   To purchase tickets for the conference, click here. An early bird discount of 20% is available for bookings made prior to Friday 21st May 2021. Enter HVGEARLYBIRD when prompted for the promotional code.

We realise that this has been a difficult year for many of you, with some of you still on furlough and some of you being made redundant. If you would like to attend the conference, we have made a limited number of tickets available at a reduced cost of £15.00 + VAT If you would like to be considered for a reduced ticket, please complete and submit the following form so we can consider your request and issue you with a promotion code when purchasing your ticket.

Volunteer Leader of the Year

We are excited to be launching our Volunteer Leader of the Year Award for 2021 recognising and rewarding contribution to the world of heritage volunteering. 2020 has seen its own challenges and we are looking forward to reviewing nominations that demonstrate how these have been met for the benefit of our volunteers, audiences, and collections.

Nominations are now live.  Please read the guidance, frequently asked questions and complete the nomination form by Friday 28 May, the successful winner and those commended being celebrated at our volunteering conference in July.

For more information or questions please email us entering the subject heading “Volunteer Leader of the Year”. #HVGVolunteerLeader2021