Volunteering at the Ballast Trust

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Our Volunteer Policy was approved by the Trustees yesterday so we now have an official statement of what we can offer volunteers and what we would expect from them.

We're very fortunate to have three great volunteers already at the Trust who between them must know everything there is about railways and locomotives. However, we still have plenty of work for new volunteers and we can offer great experience in handling technical records, whether you are interested in a career in archives or helping to preserve Scotland's industrial history.

More information about the type of projects we have is available on our website.

We are looking for people with the following:
  • Time to spare - this could be as little as a couple of hours a week or daily attendance (within office hours).
  • Attention to detail - the records require accurate and detailed listing.
  • Willingness to learn - we have set procedures for processing records.
  • A knowledge of something (ships, trains or engines) is necessary for some of our collections - we like to match collections to specialist knowledge where possible.
In return we can offer:
  • All the tea and chocolate biscuits you can manage!
  • A chance to socialise with friendly individuals.
  • Training in computers and specific IT software if you wish.
  • The opportunity to help preserve Scotland's industrial past.
If you are interested please contact Kiara King (email: k.king@archives.gla.ac.uk or by telephone: 01505 328488). Or download and complete our application form and send it back.

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