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Working with Youth Boards seminar

31 March 2009 by Sam

girl in apron at tcraft table with lots of paint

Harriet volunteering on the Ben Johnson residency in 2008

Earlier this month the Volunteers team attended the Working with Youth Boards seminar day at the Manchester Museum.

Harriet, one of our young volunteers, kindly agreed to help present a paper at this event. Here’s what she thought of the day:

“National Museums Liverpool volunteers section spent a day at the Working with Youth Boards event at Manchester Museum discussing and sharing best practice for youth volunteering. I was able to join them and contribute to a presentation about young volunteers at National Museums Liverpool by sharing a bit about my experience as a volunteer and member of Mersey v’s volunteer steering group.

The highlight of the day for me was hearing other young volunteers talk passionately about their work and vision for youth boards, youth volunteering, youth parliaments and opportunities within museums and galleries across the region. It was encouraging to see how much people got out of what they do and good to know that there’s a platform for people to share the wealth of that. While we were there we also made sure we caught a glimpse of the slighty creepy but interesting Lindow man!”

 If you are aged 16-25 and would like to know more about youth volunteering please email the youth volunteer officer.

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