Tell us about your volunteer experience

Posted by Suzanne Jones on 19/09/2019

Volunteers are crucial to the BMC, we couldn't survive without volunteers giving their time and support. To ensure we're doing our best and meeting the needs of BMC volunteers we have put together a volunteer survey.

There are over 500 BMC volunteers: at least 200 volunteers are involved in climbing competitions and around 60-70 help with our access and conservation work. Plus if you add up all those involved with our nine regional groups across England and Wales and ten or so specialist committees that's another 200.
 
Dave Turnbull, BMC CEO, said: “One of the greatest strengths of the BMC is the partnership between staff and volunteers. As far as the office is concerned, supporting our volunteer force is one of our core priorities.

What is a volunteer?

When we talk about volunteers we're referring to anyone who gives up their time to do something for the BMC, and it's activities, for free. Some volunteers may do this every week, or even every day, others may do this once or twice a year by helping out at a competition or a one off event such as a crag clean up. 

FIND OUT: More about volunteering for the BMC.

We're keen to understand more about BMC volunteers and have put together a survey for all current volunteers, previous volunteers and those who might want to volunteer in future.

COMPLETE: The online survey here

Current volunteers

We'd like to know what motivates you to give your time, what you enjoy most about volunteering, how satisfied you are with your volunteer experience and whether there is anything else we can do to better support you.

Past volunteers

We'd like to know what motivated you to start volunteering, and why you stopped volunteering. Was there anything we could have done to improve your experience?

Potential volunteers

We want to find out if you might be interested in volunteering with us. Is there anything that stops you from volunteering, do we communicate the volunteer opportunities well enough and are they appealing to you?

Please spare a few minutes to complete the survey to assist us in monitoring trends and informing future strategies and projects.


Find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes with the BMC specialist committees:

Behind the scenes: equity

Behind the scenes: guidebooks

Behind the scenes: huts

Behind the scenes: international mountaineering

Behind the scenes: land management

Behind the scenes: technical equipment

Behind the scenes: training, youth and walls

Find out more about: BMC specialist committees

Keen to get involved with our work? Find out how you can volunteer with the BMC here

 

The nominations process for the 2020 BMC Volunteers Awards is now open. 

Nominate a volunteer for an award

BMC Volunteer survey

We're keen to understand more about BMC volunteers and have put together a survey for all current volunteers, previous volunteers and those who might want to volunteer in future.

Read more and complete the survey here


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