Volunteer Archivist

Volunteer Archivist

Project role (Temporary) · Flexible hours · For around 12 months
Flexible location
Children & youthOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
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Fenland Scouts
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We would like an Archivist to help scan our old charity records so they can be held digitally and used for future reference.

Detailed description

Fenland District Scouts has a long history with hand written records going back to the 1920s.

These records are in old note books and are all hand written as well as more recent printed hard copies of documents, meeting notes, minutes, newspaper clippings and so forth.

We would like an Archivist to go through all the records and ensure digital copies are made of every document so the history of Scouting across Fenland can be documented for future generations to reference.

This opportunity would suit someone / a team of volunteers who have the skills and means to scan/photo documents, creating a library and cataloging as they go.

This would likely be a long term project due to the amount of documents needing to be archived and why this opportunity is being opened to more than one volunteer.

This volunteering opportunity is expired You can find other volunteering opportunities here.5 spots left.
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About Fenland Scouts

You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to be a volunteer with the Scouts.

You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger.

You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent.

Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers.

If you can help in any way, maybe as a mini bus driver, treasurer, fundraiser, first aider, team member, you have a skill or hobby you would like to share or you are a student who wants to boost their CV or fulfil the volunteering for Duke of Edinburgh’s award, get in touch today.

Parents who volunteer together get the chance to spend more time as a family doing activities they may not otherwise be able to do. Whether this is camping, going up mountains, going abroad, taking part in adventurous activities, we welcome families not just young people.

Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare be in once a year or ince a day, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread for a group of very hungry eleven year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.

We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.

Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.