Revitalising Your Volunteer Program Workshop

About the event

Date: Wednesday 22 September 2021, 10am-4pm
Kingaroy Town Hall, Supper Room, Lot 28 Glendon St, Kingaroy

M&G QLD presented a free workshop focusing on revitalising your volunteer program with Mark Creyton. There was a specific focus on the unique opportunities and challenges of volunteer engagement in museums and galleries. Mark further explored the approach he developed in the handbook, Willing & Able.

Mark presented on the changing nature of volunteering, the importance of providing experience and how to manage volunteers in contemporary times. He also ensured the program is grounded in the critical fundamentals.

The workshop focused on how to revitalise a volunteer program in five stages:

  • Review and reflect through understanding what’s happening out there reviewing program fundamentals and developing a unique story to promote engagement.
  • Create possibilities by designing experiences, exploring fresh recruitment options and working towards small wins.
  • Begin with the end in mind through developing memorable connections and matching work to motivations.
  • Create a great program by building belonging, rethinking values and supporting initiative.
  • Review and strengthen with a focus on managing problems directly, evaluation and building succession.

About Mark Creyton

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 Creyton smiling


Training & Professional Development team

Museums & Galleries Queensland

Empty chairs on a stage with M&G QLD banner
Photo: Jo-Anne Driessens.
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