Date(s) - 21/09/2016
10:45 am - 5:15 pm
Imperial War Museum
This all-day event will focus on the benefits in terms of wellbeing to be had by both individual volunteers and the museums where they give their time.
Activities will include case studies from The Long Shop Museum and the Museum of East Anglian Life together with a keynote presentation by Danielle Garcia, Volunteer Programme Manager at IWM North about if: Volunteering for wellbeing.
Danielle’s project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and is now in its final year. It has so far engaged with over 230 people. The programme is delivered by IWM North, Manchester Museum and Museum of Science and Industry. It supports individuals into learning and volunteering and away from social and economic isolation. Recruitment is targeted towards individuals with non-severe mental health issues, long term unemployment, young people, over 50s and ex-service personnel. The project’s main aim is to help people gain confidence, work experience and new skills to improve health and wellbeing.
The project is using a Social Return on Investment methodology to evaluate and demonstrate the added value to society. Danielle will present findings from the third year evaluation report which states significant and dramatic improvements in participants’ state of mental and emotional wellbeing, in addition to other outcomes across skills, attainment and employability. For more information please visit the project’s website at www.volunteeringforwellbeing.org.uk
There will be a discussion session seeking the views of delegates on plans for the Forum over the coming year and the day will conclude with an optional tour of part of IWM Duxford.
Lunch and refreshments for this event will be provided.
This event is fully booked.