The David Livingstone Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC015490

To acquire by purchase, fee or otherwise the tenements in Blantyre, in the County of Lanark, containing the house in which David Livingstone, the Missionary and Explorer, was born or had his home as a child, together with an adjacent heritable property comprising the house and grounds known as Blantyre Lodge, and to hold, manage and administer the said properties as a Scottish National Memorial of David Livingstone, his life and achievements.


Current opportunities

The David Livingstone Centre is currently undergoing a £6.1 million renovation project to transform the centre. The centre is due to reopen next year. Our learning volunteer play an important role in continuing to keep the David Livingstone Story alive by working with schools, community groups and families. Using learning resources including handling boxes, craft activities and other learning activities. No experience is needed as all training will be given. We are looking for volunteers who can work with a range of people and bring the David Livingstone Story and associated themes of navigation, history, science and geography alive.

The David Livingston Centre is currently undergoing a £6.1 million renovation project to transform the centre. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who loves gardening, working outdoors or is wanting to learn. Why not join their core gardening team? Their gardening team meet once a fortnight on a Thursday for 3 - 5 hours, possibly more frequent during spring/summer. In addition, the David Livingston Centre are looking for 'occasional volunteers' who can spare some time on an ad-hoc basis to undertake specific projects (usually at weekends) Tasks depend on seasons but you will be involved in grass cutting, weeding, hedge trimming, tidying, planting and leaf clearance. All we are looking for is enthusiasm for working in a park setting and a willingness to learn new skills. All training, support and PPE will be provided.

The David Livingstone Centre is currently undergoing a £6.1 million renovation project to transform the centre. The centre is due to reopen next year. Our Cataloguing and Collections Volunteers play a vital role in safeguarding the collections by recording information on all the objects onto a Collections Management Database. Tasks include: • Cataloguing the archival and wider collection of the David Livingstone Trust • Using cataloguing software. • Transferring data from Excel spreadsheets and historic documentation into the database • Conducting research on objects in the collection • Data inputting and handling • Capturing images of objects in the collection • Safe handling of objects • Re-housing museum objects • Marking and Labelling museum objects No experience is necessary. All training will be provided.

The David Livingstone Centre is currently undergoing a £6.1 million renovation project to transform the centre. The centre is due to reopen next year. We are looking for promotional volunteers to help project staff raise the profile of the project by going into the community and speaking about the project to community groups and members of the community. Tasks include: * contacting community groups to arrange to speak to them about the project and arrange dates/times for presentations *Giving presentations about the David Livingstone Birthplace Project using our pre-prepared presentation slides, answering questions and promoting other activities *Assist in the evaluation of the sessions. No experience is necessary. All training will be provided. This is a flexible opportunity. This role will appeal to a confident communicator who loves talking to a wide range of people and is interested in the David Livingstone Story or local history.