Published 24 July 2015
Reading Museum renews Investing in Volunteers Accreditation, the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers.
Our fantastic volunteers contribute to the service in a number of different areas. They help document and research museum collections, assist with exhibitions and give tours of the Museum galleries. All of these areas allow the Museum to offer a wider service than we would otherwise be able to.
Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers. It aims to improve the quality of the volunteering experience for all volunteers and for organisations to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by volunteers.
Reading Museum was assessed against a range of best practice standards including showing a commitment to volunteers and developing roles that assist the organisation and are of value to volunteers. Following an assessment that involved interviewing a number of staff and volunteers Reading Museum proved to excel in all aspects of working with its volunteers.