Collections and Conservation Volunteer

Key Tasks

  • Assisting with cataloguing, inventory checking and packing the collection;
  • Assisting with basic cleaning of objects;
  • Conducting object research.


  • Interest in the life and work of David Livingstone;
  • Interest in historical objects;
  • Ability to work within a team and willingness to learn new skills.

Time and Level of Commitment

  • Minimum 3 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

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


  • Induction and relevant training (e.g. object handling, documentation, basic conservation skills) will be provided;
  • On-going support will be available.


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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