At the Heritage Volunteering Group our mission is to help you unlock the power of volunteering through collaboration and sharing best practice.
Passionate and always smiling, we believe that by inspiring collaboration and creating opportunities for people to share ideas that we can help transform volunteering in the heritage sector.
What we do
Through Inspire, our twice yearly networking forum, we help volunteer managers connect and share best practice.
At our Annual Conference we bring together leaders and practitioners from across the sector, providing a national platform for connectivity and sharing new ideas.
Through Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin we connect with thousands of you each day. Whilst our website provides a place for you to access helpful resources, connect with local networks and discover innovative volunteer projects.
Who are we for?
From the natural to the built environment, from volunteer led organisations to national museums, trusts and groups, if you want us, then we want we you.
If you’re looking for a more specific answer, our definition of ‘Heritage’ reflects that of the Heritage Lottery Fund and includes:
There are three levels of membership within HVG: our Executive Board, our Advisory Group and our members.
Executive Board: There are seven positions responsible for leading the development of HVG.
Science Museum Group
For any media enquiries contact Matt:
Natural History Museum
For regional network inquiries contact Vanessa:
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
For all other inquiries contact Ruth:
University of Buckingham
For finance enquiries contact Sarah:
Zoological Society London
For programming enquiries contact Rhiannon:
Lowewood Museum Trust
For membership enquiries contact Claire:
Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd
Advisory Group: Up to 15 representatives with responsibility for, or expertise in, volunteer management who support the development of HVG and meet not less that twice annually.
Imperial War Museum
Leicestershire County Council
Barnsley Museum Trust
Vintage Carriages Trust
Imperial War Museums
The Heritage Alliance
The Whitworth Art Gallery
Churches Conservation Trust
Soldiers of Shropshire Museum
Cynon Valley Museum
Members: Open to anyone who has an interest in the development of volunteering within the UK Heritage Sector. Members are sent information about events, minutes from the Advisory Group meetings and opportunities to join the Advisory Group as they arise.