Volunteer Vacancy – Archival Work

24 October 2016

Join the Expatriate Archive Centre as part of our volunteer team!


Archival Volunteer:


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 one of the EAC’s core collections, as part of a team of three volunteers. This is one of the largest archives that we have, and it needs re-organising and registering in our archival system. 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 supervision of a team leader and the archivist.


  • Cataloguing organisational and personal documents such as correspondences, publications, photos: archival & content descriptions
  • Creating arrangement system & reference codes
  • Scanning of the material

Report to:

  • Team Leader, Archivist


  • Experience in archiving or records management is essential
  • Some experience in Word and Excel is valuable but training can be provided


  • Minimum 5 hrs a week, preferably on Thursdays (Tuesdays may be possible upon agreement)

We are looking for someone with:

  • Interest in social history and the archiving thereof
  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn

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.