Most of the museums in the East of England could not open to the public without the support of volunteers and. Volunteers play a major role in caring for and interpreting our heritage and culture, ensuring that it is accessible to all, and the SHARE team feels it is only appropriate to recognise this massive contribution across the region.
These awards recognise the immense input volunteers make to the East’s museums, large and small. They are an ideal chance to highlight how important volunteers are to museums, showcase the range of roles volunteers undertake, and show the diversity of the people who offer their time as volunteers. In addition, through these awards, SHARE wants to highlight best practice in both volunteering and volunteer management.
The awards are funded by Arts Council England through their Museum Development programme, managed in the region by SHARE Museums East as part of Norfolk Museums Service.