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4.5 Volunteer and Engagement programme

Develop three geographically diverse Delivery Hubs, with a variety of satellite locations that act as the primary sites to engage with the community across History, Geography, Wildlife, Heritage skills and crafts and the Arts.

Delivery Lead Organisation: BFER Delivery team supported by contracted delivery providers

Aims/Objectives

To develop three geographically diverse Delivery Hubs, with a variety of satellite locations that act as the primary sites to engage with the community on the following BFER themes: History, Geography, Wildlife, Heritage skills and crafts, The Arts

To Provide support to the delivery projects across he Scheme by developing an engagement and volunteer hub that support the project

Objectives:

  • Develop and deliver a series of activities that encourage experience and learning of topics identified within each programme theme.
  • Attract a diverse audience including a focus on new and hard to reach audiences
  • Signpost further opportunities for involvement to participants
  • Create a legacy of improved engagement between scheme partners and non-traditional audiences
  • Develop a volunteer base to assist in project delivery
  • Manage promotion of volunteering opportunities, recruitment and retention of volunteers
  • Organise training and transport for participant to and from BFER events
  • Manage Volunteer mailing lists communications, provide information, updates and reports to volunteers.
  • Manage volunteer needs and health and safety risk
  • Organise 5 annual Scheme-wide celebration events

Summary

This project will enable engagement across the BFER scheme. It will link all project activity by developing a Volunteer Management Programme and Delivery Hubs with associated activity programmes that will enable participants to engage in all of the main BFER themes.

There will be three new Learning and Engagement hubs developed at key heritage locations to assist in the delivery of the project and provide opportunities for new and hard to engage audiences to take part in supported family activities focusing on BFER heritage.

It will also deliver the Scheme’s Volunteer Management Programme, that will manage all aspects of the BFER volunteer experience including recruitment, training, Health and Safety, and transportation. It will also include a promotion and communications programme with annual scheme-wide celebration events to foster a positive experience and create a legacy of well trained, experienced, and motivated volunteer pool for the Scheme area.

If you’d like to get involved in this project contact us for more information or to be added to the project mailing list: bfer.admin@suffolk.gov.uk

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