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Get involved in an exciting range of activities as a Heritage Volunteer.  Gain an insight into how we manage and care for the 250,000 items in the Heritage Collection.  We need your support to help us to document and care for the Collection making more accessible for our users and preserving it for future generations.

The Heritage Team is looking to recruit volunteers who can work alongside the Heritage Collections Officer to improve collection storage, assist with reconciliation of documentation and help make the collection accessible. Working with the Heritage Team will provide you with transferable skills and experience, and we can promise it will throw up surprises, and fascinating, and sometimes hidden stories.

The Heritage Service team consists of two full time members of staff; the Heritage Service Manager and the Heritage Collections Officer, and a part-time Heritage Research Assistant.

Background of the Heritage Collection

Scouts Heritage Collection contains a wealth of material which charts the Movements development over its 110 year history. The Collection was created in 1918, in response to the founder, Robert Baden-Powell’s call to ‘Old Scouts’ to, “ in the collection we are making of historical records of the Movement. Good
photographs of really interesting incidents connected with Scouting are especially in demand, but also records, anecdotes, etc.” The Collection now contains approximately 250,000 items ranging from uniform, equipment, letters, logbooks and diaries, photographs and film, memorabilia, fine and decorative art, the Baden-Powell
family papers and the business archive of The Scout Association.

What you'll be helping out with

Person specification - Skills and abilities

How Scouts support you


How to apply

Any questions regarding your application and the volunteer agreement please email

Gilwell Park, Chingford, London or Remote

Closing date:
Sun, December 1, 2024, 12:00 AM

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