We know you are all exhausted so, this year, we plan to celebrate volunteering in a slightly different way.
We want to celebrate and learn from volunteering examples across the region. We have reduced the number of ‘Awards’ to just the Silver Owl Awards, and instead, we will feature all of your examples both on our website, and at the SHARE conference in November. As previously, Silver Owl awards are for volunteers who are still with their museum 25 years after they started. (Please be generous in your interpretation of this; for example do not worry if they have not been able to volunteer due to Covid).
The conference theme will be developed to support this celebration of volunteering in our museums.
We are asking you to send us examples of volunteer activities at your museum. We are looking for examples of different sorts of volunteer work, so we are encouraging you to base your example around one of the topics we have suggested.
We will invite you, and a representative of your volunteering team, and of course your Silver Owls, to join us in Ely on Thursday 10 November.
Volunteer Showcasers and Silver Owls will all receive a certificate, and be invited to lunch at the conference, and to join in for the post lunch session and Awards presentation. We hope you will also make time to enjoy your free entry tickets to Ely Museum and Ely Stained Glass Museum on the day.
- All Award nominations and Volunteering examples must be received by 16 August 2022.
- Nominations and examples are welcome from all museums within the Arts Council England Accreditation scheme.
- Silver Owl Award: This award is open to any volunteers who have been at their museum for 25 years or more. Everyone nominated will be given the award.
Nominations will open soon.