Museum volunteer programs are necessarily going through an evolution. The consideration of diversity, equity, access, and inclusion is essential to making volunteer programs more innovative, sustainable, representative, and impactful.
As representatives of museum volunteer managers, we have come together to create this toolkit to help you navigate DEAI work.
Objectives of the DEAI Toolkit:
This is a working document that is subject to change. DEAI practices are dynamicand constantly evolving. These four concepts are all connected and sometimes overlap.
Every volunteer program and museum is unique. This document includes a set ofguiding principles. You may not be able to accomplish all of them, but you can still find success. It is important to do as much as you can and strive to always continue to work toward more diversity, inclusivity, accessibility, and equity.