Thursday 12 April 2012

Free Volunteering Roadshow in Dundee

Please find below details of a free training event organised by the Archives & Records Association UK & Ireland with the support of the Centre for Archive and Information Studies and the Scottish Council on Archives.

·         Working with volunteers: opportunities and challenges

·         A mix of speakers, workshops and group discussions

·         Friday 18 May 2012, Tower Building, University of Dundee, Dundee DD1 4HN

·         10.30-16.15, coffee and lunch provided

·         Two travel bursaries are available for this event for two ‘archive assistant staff with day-to-day contact with volunteers’

The full programme is below. To book a place, please email  with the Subject Heading: Dundee Volunteering Roadshow. Include your name, organisation, contact email and phone number. 

To apply for a travel bursary email with your contact details and a short paragraph explaining your interest in the event and the reasons you wish to apply for a bursary.

The Archives and Records Association
Supported by the
Centre for Archive and Information Studies, University of Dundee
and the Scottish Council on Archives

Volunteering Roadshow
18th May 2012

River Rooms, Ninth Floor, Tower Building, University of Dundee

10.30-10.45         Registration and coffee and welcome

10.45-11.15         ‘Friend or Foe? Assessing the value of volunteers’, Jan Merchant, Assistant Archivist, Perth & Kinross Council Archive

11.15-11.45         'Openness, variety and choice: different paths to volunteering', Rachel Hosker, Archive Manager, Scottish Borders Council

11.45-12.15         ‘The symbiosis of volunteering: creating a mutually beneficial relationship’, Rachel Hart, Muniments Archivist and Deputy Head of Special Collections, University of St Andrews

12.15-12.30         Discussion

12.30-13.15         Lunch

13.15-14.15         Case studies

14.15-14.30         ‘Volunteering the view from the ground’, Kirsty Lee, volunteer, University of St Andrews

14.30-15.15         Creating a volunteering policy

15.15-15.30         Coffee

15.30-15.40         Useful sources of information, Caroline Brown, Deputy Archivist and Programme Leader, University of Dundee

15.40-16.15         Review of frequently asked questions and discussion

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