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Revitalising Your Volunteer Program Workshop

M&G QLD is running a free Revitalising Your Volunteer Program workshop in November 2023 in the following local government areas: Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs.

About the event

Presenter: Mark Creyton, Consultant, supported by M&G QLD’s Training and Professional Development Program Officers, Dandan Feng and Madeleine Green.

The workshop will provide an overview of the fundamentals of volunteer recruitment and engagement for staff and volunteers of Galleries, Libraries, Archives, Museums, and Record-Keeping (GLAMR) organisations. Mark will explore the approach he co-developed with Nina Bowbridge in the handbook Willing & Able: Recruiting, Managing and Retaining Volunteers

Topics will include:

  • Understanding the new landscape of volunteering.
  • Approaches in contemporary volunteer engagement.
  • Succession and forward planning considering current and future trends.
  • Designing volunteer roles and enhancing volunteer experiences for the future.
  • How to attract and sustain volunteers.
  • Strengthening volunteer programs.
  • Enhancing volunteer experiences within your organisation.


M&G QLD’s Digitisation & Access Workshop will be held:

  • Wednesday 1 November 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm, at Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Dr, Gatton, QLD 4343
  • Thursday 2 November 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm, at Somerset Civic Centre, 35 Hampton Rd, Esk, QLD 4312
  • Thursday 16 November 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Queensland College of Wine Tourism, 22 Caves Rd, Stanthorpe, QLD 4383
  • Friday 17 November 2023, 10:00am – 4:00pm, Cultural Services Centre, Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert, QLD 4285
    • This workshop will also be available for online participation to a limited number of people.

Numbers are limited, so please RSVP by clicking the link below or contacting us on [email protected] or (07) 3059 9742. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea will be provided. 

Please note that recording of this event is not permitted.

About the Presenter

Mark Creyton has extensive experience in developing and enhancing volunteer programs in a variety of sectors and has taken an active role in national research programs for Volunteering Australia and the new National Standards for Volunteer Involvement. 

He was Education and Research director for Volunteering Queensland for many years and has worked with over 15,000 community groups and initiatives. Mark provides a range of Masterclass programs in Leading Volunteer Programs and consulting in this field and maintains a strong passion and commitment to creating and sustaining volunteer programs that genuinely engage people in projects of impact, working in collaborative and team-based settings. 

This is the sixth workshop in M&G QLD’s Museum and Gallery Recovery and Preparedness Workshop Series being delivered throughout 2023 in the Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Southern Downs local government regions. Aimed at staff and volunteers from public museums, galleries and their communities, the Series includes six workshops covering Mental Health & Wellbeing, Collection Management, Digitisation & Access, Disaster Preparedness, Contemporary Collecting, and Volunteer Program Revitalising.

This project is supported by The Australian Government through its Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program.


Training & Professional Development

Museums & Galleries Queensland

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