Nominate individuals or teams in the NEW regional Volunteer Awards


NOMINATIONS CLOSE at 5pm on Monday 25 July

The shortlist will be announced on the West Midlands Museum Development website on Friday 12 August



There are five Award categories and five Special Awards to reflect the strategic goals set by Arts Council England which include an overall judges Award for Excellence.


Award Categories

Above and Beyond - Team or individual that has gone the extra mile

Working Together - Team award for a project or new working practice

Project Award - Team or individual who developed, implemented and managed a specific project that resulted in tangible benefits for the museum

Making the Ask - Team or individual who has brought in additional monies through either fundraising, sponsorship or donations

Spreading the Word - Individual who has made a marked contribution to equality and diversity through encouraging new visitors

Special Awards

Audiences - Individual or team who has driven and delivered great customer service

Collections - Individual or team who has introduced an innovative project

Resilience - An individual with ‘entrepreneurial spirit’

Young People - An individual who has brought new ideas and energy (up to 25 years)

Excellence - The judges award for the overall winner from the previous nine categories


To make the most of your nominations please ensure that you read and follow the document ‘How to make a nomination’.  



Thursday 15 September at the Birmingham Hippodrome 6.00pm


We are delighted that Sarah Falkland from BBC Midlands Today will be hosting the ceremony.

"A familiar face on BBC Television in the West Midlands, Sarah started her journalistic career on newspapers and radio. She moved to BBC Midlands Today at what was then Pebble Mill some 16 years ago. She describes her current hybrid role of roving reporter and occasional studio presenter as "the best job in the world!"


This is your opportunity to nominate a volunteer or group of volunteers to share their story; it is a chance to give back to those who give so generously caring for the region’s cultural heritage.  

The West Midlands Volunteer Awards were established to recognise and reward the invaluable work and significant contribution made by volunteers to the museum sector.
The Awards are part of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s Major Partner Museum and West Midlands Museum Development programmes funded by Arts Council England.