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We believe that great things happen when people co-operate. Through education we empower and inspire individual and communities to use co-operative values and principles to build a fairer world.

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Before making an application, make sure you have a look around our site. There's lots of information available in our About Us pages, whilst you'll find out what co-operative values are and why they're so important here.

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Resource collaborator (Volunteer)

Do you have a background in libraries, research or academic databases? Would you like to share your knowledge for the benefit of future generations of co-operators and learners?

As we continue our work to develop a future Co-operative University, we're searching for a volunteer!

We're looking for a curious knowledge seeker who'd like to collaborate with us in discovering and collating existing repositories, resource centres and databanks, gathering the many pieces of brilliant work that exist into a future library of the commons.

We're searching for somebody with the following skills and interests:

  • Curiosity
  • Academic perspective
  • Critical thinker 
  • Passionate about alternative/adult/community education
  • Experience with digital research and data searching
  • Possibly with library expertise, or research background
  • Interest in contributing to a shared resource

This collation of resources will be made accessible to all our future learners, people in the co-operative and social enterprise sectors, activists in the social justice movement, adult/community educators, and others who seek knowledge to help bring about a better world.

How to apply

If this sounds like the perfect voluntary role for you then please get in touch with our Academic Programmes Manager Dr Polly Wilding via [email protected] before the Friday 19 June.

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