Volunteers are crucial to the BMC, we couldn't survive without volunteers giving their expertise, time and support. To ensure we're doing our best and meeting the needs of BMC volunteers we have put together a volunteer survey. The results of this will inform the Volunteer Strategy that is currently being developed.
There are over 500 BMC volunteers: at least 200 volunteers are involved in climbing competitions, at least 50 in hill-walking, and around 60-70 work on our access and conservation. Plus if you add up all those involved with our ten regional groups across England and Wales and ten or so specialist committees that's another 200.
Lynn Robinson, BMC President, said: “One of the greatest strengths of the BMC is the partnership between staff, volunteers and our partners. Ensuring our volunteer force is supported and recognised is one of our core priorities. Please do complete the survey as your views are really important to us."
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
We want to say a big thanks to every BMC member who continues to support us through the Coronavirus crisis.
From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we couldn’t do it without you.
Did you know that we've just launched a new U27 membership offer for just £1 / month? And with full membership from £1.66 / month, it's never been easier to join and support our work:
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