Archivist Volunteer

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Mercy Heritage Center - Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

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Volunteers in the Work Room
Volunteers working on a variety of projects in the Mercy Heritage Center work room.

Mercy Heritage Center seeks a creative and dynamic individual to become part of its volunteer team. The candidate will work directly with the MHC staff in organizing, inventorying, cataloging archival records and artifacts of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, as well as other related projects.

VOLUNTEER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

Maintain proper care and maintenance of all materials and objects handled. Assist in the creation of finding aids (indexes, catalogs, etc.)

Re-housing, labeling, alphabetizing, and re-sleeving of documents and/or photographs.

Prepare materials for preservation work.

Scanning documents and/or photographs.

Cleaning and re-housing film and other audio visual materials.

Photocopying and filing.

Data entry.

Follows established archival practices to ensure appropriate acquisition, arrangement, description, preservation, and use of materials in the Mercy Heritage Center after training.

Volunteers are invaluable to Mercy Heritage Center as they enable us to do work that would not otherwise be possible, and often contribute specialist skills and knowledge. Working with volunteers provides an opportunity for Mercy Heritage Center to engage on a deeper level with some of our users, and increase mutual understanding of their requirements and our activities. Available hours to volunteer are from Monday-Thursday, 9-5PM and Fridays from 9-4PM.

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Community Education & Literacy Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

720 Heritage Center PlaceBelmont, NC 28012

(35.249836,-81.03882)
 

SKILLS

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Research
  • Organization
  • History
  • Library Sciences
  • Data Entry

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 4 hours per week
  • Ability to maintain professional confidentiality when working with sensitive non-public documents.

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