How to Manage Volunteers in Collections

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August 9th, 2023, 12:00 pm - August 9th, 2023, 1:00 pm CDT
Host: Connecting to.Collections Care

Volunteers are an integral part of a small and mid-sized cultural institutions workforce and can be found across departments. In this webinar, Connecting to Collections Care will provide an overview of collections volunteers – how to create a volunteer program or align an existing program with best practices. The presentation will highlight:

• The framework every volunteer program should have
• How to recruit, retain and recognize volunteers
• Basics of volunteer management, and why supervising volunteers is different than supervising staff
• Principles of diversity, equity, accessibility and inclusion in volunteer programs
• Special considerations unique to collections, conservation, registration, archives and library volunteers, including issues of risk management, liability, and confidentiality
• How to avoid (or cope with) a bad volunteer situation
• Helpful, accessible, and affordable resources for museums with limited staff and budgets

Learn more and register.