Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit
Volunteering takes place in many different kinds of arts groups, from grassroots level to wider cultural programmes within museums, libraries 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.