Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit

Volunteering takes place in many different kinds of arts groups, from grassroots level to wider cultural programmes within museums, Volunteering in the arts toolkitlibraries and galleries. It is a healthy, vibrant and dynamic type of volunteering which can make a real difference at local level. Projects offer opportunities for participants to gain increased workplace confidence, develop a wide range of transferable skills and, where training is offered, vocational skills and qualifications.

This toolkit has been produced to support small and medium-sized arts groups who struggle to improve the support they offer volunteers. The toolkit includes:

  • ideas, suggestions and recommendations
  • a range of checklists for those new to working with volunteers
  • a range of case studies to celebrate what is already happening across the sector
  • links to further information

The toolkit has been written by Voluntary Arts and Volunteering England. Drawing on both organisations’ experience and knowledge of arts/cultural volunteering, the toolkit uses a wide range of best-practice quality assurance processes and procedures, including those that underpin Investors in Volunteers.

Download the Volunteering in the Arts toolkit (PDF – 1.6MB)

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Voluntary Arts is the operating name of The Voluntary Arts Network (VAN) which is registered in Scotland as Company No. 139147 and Charity No. SC020345. Registered Office: The Creative Exchange, 29 Constitution Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BS.