Volunteer Document Management / Record Scanning Assistant


Reference: OPP0006428

Activities: Administration and support, Archiving, Engineering, Office-based, Other specialist roles, Regularly

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 31 August 2018


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We work with communities to transform canals and rivers into places that people want to spend time. More than eight million people have waterways on their doorstep, and we want more to benefit from this accessible source of wellbeing.

One of the ways to get involved is by volunteering. In this role you will be assisting the transfer of historic paper engineering records to an electronic format. The project to pilot this in the North East gave us immediate access to data during the winter floods of 2016, which proved invaluable. If you are interested in waterway heritage, we can offer the opportunity to accompany technical staff on site visits in addition to the desk-based elements of this task (we are happy to discuss this with potential volunteers).

This role requires a successful interview (and reference, as you will be handling organisational data) before joining a small team to complete the task, based in either Northwich/Ellesmere.


Although primarily office based and carrying out scanning and record management duties, there will also be a chance to accompany technical staff on site visits, allowing you to gain different skills. You’ll be joining a small, friendly team and if you have an interest in technical records or historical data, this could be the task for you.

Skills required

This task will suit someone who is happy to methodically work through records and work to a tested model of record management. You will need to have good computer skills and be comfortable working with a range of staff including our Engineering team and others working on the same project.

We require someone to give at least one day a week to this task, we will also consider applications from those who want to volunteer with a friend/relative.

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