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Annual Report Published

We are thrilled to announce the publication of our Annual Report and Accounts for 2023-2024. This report showcases our continued dedication to empowering heritage organisations to transform organisations, lives and communities through volunteering.

The report highlights significant achievements and initiatives, including our work with AIM on their Connected Communities Programme, the launch of our new strategy and how we ignited a sector wide dialogue on inclusivity at our most successful conference yet.

Chair Matthew Hick states, “We are committed to enabling the heritage sector to realise the potential of volunteering to transform organisations, lives and communities. Our annual report demonstrates the extent to which we have achieved this over the past year.


Do you want to help colleagues across the sector, showcase the achievements of your volunteers, or spark change in volunteering practice? If so, we want to hear from you.

Our annual conference, #HeritageVolunteering24, is taking place on the Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 November and we’re looking for passionate speakers to lead engaging workshops that explore the role volunteering can play in transforming organisations, lives and communities.

Each workshop should be interactive, lasting 50 minutes, and designed to foster discussion and exchange of ideas. We’re particularly interested in workshops about new approaches to volunteer engagement, increasing volunteer diversity, the implementation of innovative roles, and strategies for partnership working.

Not sure about public speaking but got something great to share, don’t worry. We’ll provide all our workshop hosts with specialist training and a HVG Member will be with you throughout your workshop to help manage the session.

For more information, or to apply to be a workshop host, please download the proposal form and submit it to us at by Friday 31 May 2024.

Join us in shaping the future of volunteering in the heritage sector by contributing your knowledge and experiences or by grabbing your £25 early bird ticket now.

For more information or to have an informal chat about anything to do with the conference, please email us.