We welcome volunteers to support the development of our archive and library resources, helping us to carry out research and create records of folk and traditional art and crafts traditions, artworks and artists.
Initially, the tasks include creating a database of folk and traditional art and crafts, writing artist biographies, digitizing paper records, commencement of interviews, supporting researchers and visitors to access materials, and providing assistance with engagement activities.
Volunteers will get the most from this experience if they have an interest in folk and traditional art and crafts and are keen to develop their research skills in a professional but friendly environment or pursue a career in the archive and heritage sectors.
A methodical approach to work with an eye for detail is definitely useful for this role.
How can you help?
Public programs – opportunities include helping with activities or supporting our various programs by welcoming and responding to inquiries and the needs of the general public.
Behind the scenes – often this is the busiest location, where we manage or archives. You can help as a web content contributor, multimedia production, audiovisual documentation and help to prepare for cataloguing and other print material or carry out research, depending on your skills and interests.
Distance volunteering – You can be a digital volunteer with us to contribute to our work from your home, from community centres, or anywhere with wi-fi access.
Before you apply to us, please consider the following:
- Your reasons for volunteering;
- How volunteering
Having decided which volunteering role best meets your skills and interests please complete the application form (this is one of the Related Documents tabs on the right-hand side of this page).
Support us as a Volunteer
Please note we accept applications through online submission of forms or e-mail only and places might not be always available immediately.