20 Feb 2017

Student Volunteer Week 2017

This week is National Student Volunteer Week; the time of the year when we really shout out about all our wonderful team members who are also busy studying while they volunteer with us.

To celebrate Student Volunteer Week we are announcing our Student Volunteer of the Year for 2017. This year’s winner has volunteered with us for over a year and a half and is an incredibly valued member of our Young People’s Forum, Ignite, always going above and beyond to support Birmingham Museums. So congratulations to Becky Smith and a huge thank you from Birmingham Museums for all your time, hard work and dedication to volunteering with us.

Becky - Winner of Student Volunteer of the Year 2017

Our Director of Engagement, Janine Eason, had such a tough decision selecting a winner this year as there were lots of great nominations so of course we also wanted to recognise another volunteer. So the runner up for Student Volunteer of the Year 2017 is Beth Carter. Beth has been doing fabulous work volunteering at Aston Hall, welcoming visitors to the site and sharing her knowledge of the Hall, its contents and stories. So a huge thank you to Beth!

Beth - Runner up of Student Volunteer of the Year 2017

To give you a flavour of some of the things that Birmingham Museums’ student volunteers get up to Becky, Beth and Kate, who volunteers at Weoley Castle, have all written some blog posts which will be posted over the next week. These are just a snapshot of some of the amazing things that our student volunteers get up to and we are so grateful for all the time they dedicate to supporting us. We look forward to welcoming more members over 2017 and we hope all of our current volunteers continue to enjoy volunteering with us as we love having them on board!

If you are interested in volunteering for Birmingham Museums then take a look at the current volunteering opportunities we have available across all our sites.