Orkney Fossil Centre - Admin and Bookkeeping Volunteers

Volunteers required to assist with admin duties and bookkeeping. Training and induction for new volunteers.

Orkney Fossils Centre - Cafe and Kitchen Volunteers

Volunteers needed for a number of varied hands on roles in the cafe and kicthen, including, baking, dishwashing, laundry and shopping. Full training and induction provided usually with an Environmental Health Officer.

Rackwick Museums - Museum Volunteers

Volunteers needed to help restore and renovate items in the collection over the three buildings. The three museums are located near the glen. two are on the flat and one is up the glen. Must be enthusiastic about Orkney/Hoy history and in old photos, writings etc. Should be able to paint farm machinery. Expenses paid for foot passenger on the ferry and lunch and tea and coffee provided.

UHI Archaeology Institute - Cataloguing and Archiving Volunteer

The Orkney Sites and Monuments Record Office holds the paper and photographic archive of archaeological and heritage sites ion the county. This includes a card in-dex system and corresponding maps, additional files with information relating to sites, and box files which contain papers, articles and other
Specific details of opportunity:


 Work with the Regional Archaeologist to improve cataloguing and searchabil-ity of records


 Number shelves and box files


 Creating a catalogue of box file contents in an Access database.


 Ordering and sorting other records held.

UHI Archaeology Institute - Post Excavation Finds Processor

Archaeological fieldwork produces a wide range of artefacts (flint, stone, pottery, animal bone etc.). Some of this material need to be washed prior to specialist analy-sis. Finds processing involves handling finds, familiarisation with artefacts, careful cleaning in water, air drying, re-bagging and labelling. This opportunity is ideal if you want to get some hands on experience with archaeological material.

Specific details of opportunity:

 Washing finds

 Air drying finds

 Re-bagging finds

 Labelling bags / packing in archive boxes

 Sometimes, an inventory maybe required

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