Recovering Well: Supporting Return & Re-Entry for Volunteers

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As organisations that often rely on volunteers, it’s important to check our responsibilities and opportunities to achieve best practice as we support volunteers returning from an extended absence from engagement with the museum, or absence from site. As a society, we are also all adjusting to a re-entry to more normal ways of life as we emerge from lockdown.

This session will help you:

  • Understand your responsibilities to volunteers and opportunities for best practice
  • Understand how to manage this process well and the benefits of that
  • Understand the personal issues volunteers might face after a gap in engagement, including motivation and organisation
  • Consider some options for “leaving well” for people who may prefer to leave the organisation
  • Consider the wider context of adjusting to re-entry to society as we emerge from lockdown, and how we can support that as employers
  • There are 18 places available on this FREE course.

Priority will be given to one person per organisation, and to non-NPO museums in the Yorkshire and Humber region.

How will the training be delivered?

This training is being developed and delivered by Jane Walton, an experienced trainer and facilitator, and an active trustee and director of community and heritage organisations.

We will also deliver a complementary session on Supporting Return and Re-Entry for Employees on Wednesday 21st April, and a session on running an Organisational Re-Set as we emerge from this extraordinary period for people and organisations on Wednesday 5th May. Each session is stand-alone, and you can book for the sessions which are relevant to you.

About our trainer

Jane Walton is a social entrepreneur, trainer and facilitator, based in West Yorkshire. She is an experienced museum trustee and company director, and previously worked in the museum sector for many years. Jane currently delivers the Next Generation management development programme for the Yorkshire Federation of Museums & Galleries.

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