Join 80+ heritage organisations in making heritage volunteering for all in Scotland!
Who can join Make Your Mark?
Any heritage organisation in Scotland that 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 built environment
- Organisations that work with the natural environment, landscapes, wildlife and habitats
- 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:
- Connect heritage volunteer coordinators nationwide through our Volunteer Organisers Network.
- Share best practice in inclusive volunteering through our events, e-newsletter and social media.
- Collate and promote heritage volunteering opportunities on our volunteer portal.
- 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.