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Volunteer With Us

Volunteer with us

Lutheran Archives is blessed with a great community of volunteers, helping us with a range of projects and tasks that keep the archive working. Without these volunteers, Lutheran Archives would not be able to preserve and make discoverable the large amount of material created by the LCANZ and its people, congregations and communities.

Volunteer projects include indexing pastoral acts so that people can search for their family members throughout history, digitising photos to make them more accessible to the public, transcribing and translating German records so that the public can understand them, working with our archivists to list and describe records, and much more. 

If you would like to volunteer with us, please see below for specific opportunities and vacancies. If you are a collections or information management student and would like to do a placement at Lutheran Archives, please contact us directly. 

Valid police check OR level one LCANZ Safe Church Training is required.

Volunteer Callout – Photo Digitisation – onsite

We are looking for two volunteers to join the photo digitisation team in an ongoing role, ideally weekly or fortnightly. We have room for one volunteer on Tuesdays, and one volunteer on Wednesdays. 

We are looking for people with confidence in using computer software, have good attention to detail and are willing to learn and be part of a team.

Transcription and Translation – onsite or offsite

Lutheran Archives is constantly on the lookout for people with German language skills to help transcribe and translate material from the collection. This work enables us to field research requests for collection material in German, as well as understand and make accessible significant mission, emigration and early synodical material. 

If you have these skills and would like to work with our team, please get in contact with us via the Contact page. 

Lutheran Archives is located on Kaurna Country. We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this Country and the Traditional Owners of the lands that have been documented or referenced in our collection throughout Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. We acknowledge their continuing connection to and care of Country, Culture and Community. We pay respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that names, records and images of deceased persons occur within our collection.