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Sustainable Volunteering at Brook Agricultural Museum

Museum Name

Brook Agricultural Museum

Museum Contact

Tom Hill (Secretary to the Trust)

Title of Project

Sustainable Volunteering at Brook Agricultural Museum


July 2013 - February 2014

What was the Project aim(s)?

Objectives for the project:

  • Follow Good Practice guidelines in the recruitment and induction of the new Secretary role/s
  • Update Handbook, Policies and Procedures in line with Good Practice and as appropriate for the needs of a small Volunteer led Museum
  • Trustees approve Policies and Procedures related to Volunteering and monitor implementation that will support sustainable volunteering.

What was the impact of the project?

They met their objectives and have successfully recruited for the Secretary’s role, splitting the role into two new roles; they have developed a Volunteer Involvement Policy which will be approved by the Trustee Board in March; they have written up the curator’s role and plan to create new roles aimed at increasing visitor numbers in the future. 

Overall Cost of Project

£2,500 (a quarter of the overall Kent-wide project costs)