Cataloguing Volunteer

Key Tasks

  • Cataloguing the archival and wider collection of David Livingstone Birthplace Project using Modes cataloguing software.
  • Transferring data from Excel spreadsheets and historic documentation.
  • Conducting object research.

Time and Level of Commitment

Minimum 4 hours a week dependent on availability of volunteer and project requirements (this is flexible however, so if you can volunteer less or more please get in touch).

Key Team Members Support

Collections and Documentation Officer and relevant Birthplace Project team member (Learning Manager, Curator, Conservator), other volunteers.


  • Training in the use of Modes and relevant software will be provided.
  • Induction and relevant training (e.g. object handling, documentation, basic conservation skills) will be provided;
  • On-going support will be available


For further information and to apply please e-mail

Also see Volunteer section.

We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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