Type:
Research

Time:
Flexible

Days:
Various

Training:
Provided

The Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme are looking for  volunteers to support building a detailed historical understanding of the changing use of trees on the Quantock Hills AONB. If your interested in protecting, restoring and increasing the understanding of our beautiful landscape, this role could be of interest to you!

Further information

Be part of the fun and exciting team, where you can learn new skills and help shape the future of the Quantock Hills AONB. The project needs people to support with:

Digital Heritage Assistant volunteer
Using digital maps of various dates to identify changing patterns of tree use. For example, identifying where hedgerows may have existed which are no longer present; and noting potentially significant, individual trees. This volunteering role can be done remotely from home.

Full training and support will be provided to ensure you are able to carry out research effectively with the support of archivists of the South West Heritage Trust and the Historic Heritage Officer of the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme.

This volunteering role can be done remotely from home, and you will be part of a team of digital heritage assistants supporting essential archival work in your own surroundings

Volunteers say

My "drive" to volunteer was to avoid boredom and do something for the community. It’s a social thing and I enjoy how you get to learn about the history of Somerset

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Requirements

  • Interest in heritage, archaeology and history
  • Interest in landscape and archives
  • Willingness to spend time in a desk based-based role
  • For the digital map analysis: access to a computer or digital device at home
  • Reasonable level of computer literacy
  • Experience of using GIS (Geographic Information Systems) - Not essential
  • Ability to read a map - Not essential
  • Experience of data analysis - Not essential

Location

The role can be completed remotely for the Digital Heritage Assistant Volunteering element.