Resources tagged with volunteers



Managing volunteers with digital tools

1. Introduction In this resource, our expert Stephen Dobson from the University of Leeds, explores the digital tools which may be helpful in the volunteer management process. Volunteers are of immense importance to the heritage sector.  A 2020 study carried out by the Heritage Volunteering Group found that 45% of heritage organisations relied on volunteers … Read more

Where do I start with creating a digital archive?

Creating a digital archive might sound like a daunting prospect. Maybe you jump to thoughts of the cost of necessary equipment, or perhaps you’re worried about who the archiving process will fall to. Either way, we hope to demystify the process of creating a digital archive.   1. What are the benefits of creating a … Read more

Banishing the backlog with digital volunteers

In this session recorded at Digital Heritage Lab’s Digital Skills Day, Kate Knowlden shares her experience of working on the Museum of East Anglian Life’s ‘Search for the Stars’ project, which is using remote-working digital volunteers to help transfer the museum’s 40,000 paper-based object records over to its online collections management system. Kate highlights the … Read more