Volunteer Vacancy – Archival Work

January 30th 2018

Join the Expatriate Archive Centre as part of our volunteer team! Archival Team Member: Introduction The Expatriate Archive Centre (EAC) collects, registers and preserves original source material documenting the social history of expatriate life. The Centre is based in The Hague (Archipel area) and has a small, dedicated staff. We are supported by an enthusiastic team of volunteers of different backgrounds, nationalities, and ages. We currently are looking for a volunteer to work on the FAWCO (Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas) collection, in a team of 1-2 other volunteers. This is one of the larger archives that we have, and it needs cataloguing and registering in our archival system. The collection comprises almost 100 years of material documenting the growth of the organisation. This is a great opportunity to get involved in an interesting institute, which has its roots in Shell and is home to so many expatriate stories. You will work under the direct supervision of the archivist. Description:

  • Cataloguing scrapbooks, magazines, newsletters and other types of documents such as photos and multimedia material

Report to:

  • Team Leader, Archivist


  • Experience in archiving or records management is helpful but not required
  • Some experience in Word and Excel is valuable but training can be provided


  • Minimum 6 hrs a week, preferably on Wednesdays (other days may be possible on agreement)

We are looking for someone with:

  • Interest in social history and the archiving thereof
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Capability to structure and organize on a very detailed level

We offer:

  • Training on the job
  • A professional work environment
  • The chance to enhance your computer, archiving, and management skills
  • A great volunteer team to work with and a lot of fun
  • Unlimited chocolate
  • Superb lunch discussions!

How to apply:

For more information about the EAC please visit www.xpatarchive.com.

Categories: Vacancies, Volunteering

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