David Livingstone Birthplace

Learning Volunteers


The David Livingstone Birthplace exists to create a home for sharing the bold, frank and open accounts of the pioneering life of Dr David Livingstone and his associates, encouraging all voices to be heard, celebrating determination and diversity, and inspiring a world of change.

We are progressive thinkers, caretakers of a home where inspiration grew, where conversations sparked ideas, where exploring the whole world was possible, and where open mindedness sparked progress, and adventure beckoned. We will continue to provide a platform for communities to converse, to dream, to hope and to progress. We will inspire change.

We are looking for volunteers to promote the rich learning that the David Livingstone Story provides.

Will be supplied. Various Learning materials and aids.

This role would appeal to anyone:

  • That enjoys meeting new people.
  • Interested in Museums and Culture.
  • Has an understanding and appreciation of the learning environment.

Key Tasks

  • Our learning volunteer play an important role in continuing to keep the David Livingstone Story alive by working with schools, community groups and families.
  • Using learning resources including handling boxes, craft activities and other learning activities. No experience is needed as all training will be given. We are looking for volunteers who can work with a range of people and bring the David Livingstone Story and associated themes of navigation, history, science and geography alive.


  • That enjoys meeting new people.
  • Enthusiasm and appreciation of learning.
  • Ability to work within a team and willingness to learn new skills.

Time and Level of Commitment

Minimum 4 hours a week (am or pm) ongoing (potentially Monday to Friday)

Key Team Members Support

Learning Manager


  • Induction and relevant training (e.g. tools) will be provided.
  • On-going support will be available.


To apply and for further information please contact: volunteer@dltrust.uk.

Also see Volunteers section.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland