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Mercy Heritage Center - Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

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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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About Mercy Heritage Center - Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Location:

720 Heritage Center Place, Belmont, NC 28012, US

Mission Statement

As the central archives for the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Heritage Center preserves and relates the story of the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. As a research and educational resource for the general public, its records illustrate the vibrant and relevant impact of the Sisters of Mercy on the changing needs of our times, and inspire visitors to make personal commitments to similar values.

Description

Mercy Heritage Center’s archives house the historical and administrative records of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas dating back to 1843. Our repository houses over 5,000 linear feet of archival records in thirty-four collections. These records document ministries like schools, hospitals and other programs. They also document the histories of individual sisters and the story of the Community itself. Record types include documents, books, photographic prints, audio-visual materials and artifacts. Our collections consist of records from the United States, South and Central America, the Caribbean and Guam, as well as individual ministries in various countries. More recent records post-2008 are held in collections of local archivists located in Belmont, North Carolina; Merion, Pennsylvania; Cumberland, Rhode Island; Buffalo, New York; and Omaha, Nebraska.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

720 Heritage Center PlaceBelmont, NC 28012

(35.24984,-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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