Who can join Make Your Mark?
Any Scottish heritage organisation who works with volunteers or would like to begin working with volunteers can join Make Your Mark. We ascribe to a wide definition of ‘heritage’, including public, private, charitable and other entities – we welcome:
- Organisations that work with the natural and built environment
- Organisations that preserve and celebrate intangible heritage (oral histories, dialects, memories, cultures, local lore)
- Volunteer-led organisations
- National museums
- Civic trusts
- Local heritage and history groups
- Museums and galleries
- Historic houses and castles
- Libraries and archives
- Buildings and monuments
- Development trust associations
Why should your organisation join Make Your Mark?
Joining the Make Your Mark campaign is an act of solidarity that signals your commitment to redressing societal inequities by building stronger communities through volunteering. Make Your Mark aims to empower Scotland’s diverse communities by making heritage volunteering experiences, and their associated social, economic, health and wellbeing benefits more accessible to all.
Practically, Make Your Mark is the connecting link between heritage organisations and volunteers. For organisations, Make Your Mark will promote volunteering opportunities, connect heritage volunteer coordinators nationwide, share best practice in inclusive volunteering and evidence volunteer participation and impact to lobby for more funding and support.
How can your organisation become a part of Make Your Mark?
To become part of Make Your Mark, a heritage organisation must sign our Expression of Commitment (found on the final page of our Manifesto) to signal its dedication to inclusive volunteering.