An opportunity has arisen for any archive with a volunteering programme – with support from Scottish Government, Make Your Mark are offering a series of half-day workshops, with ongoing support in-between, on developing inclusive volunteer programmes by identifying and addressing barriers to engagement.
Over the next six months to March 2023, 10 volunteer-involving organisations will have the opportunity to work with inclusive recruitment specialists from AAI Employability. Participants will be supported to develop inclusive volunteering action plans to address values, assumptions, policies and practices that may be excluding people and reinforcing inequality.
The programme will be delivered online. Each organisation will be partnered with an organisation outside of their sector to help develop a network and promote shared learning. AAI Employability will create a bespoke Steering Group to provide expert support, analysis and lived experience tailored to the needs of each participating organisation.
The first workshops will be held in October/November, followed by a second in December/January and then a final workshop in February/March. Further tailored support and access to expert advice will be available between these dates as required.
If you’d like to be considered for this opportunity, email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10 October with:
- A two-sentence outline of what your organisation would like to get from the training.
- Number of staff from your organisation who would be participating (max of 5).
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