As I wait for Service to start back up, I have been looking for opportunities to help out, both in my local community, nationally, or and internationally. One of the first websites I came across was that of the DigiVol program. Volunteers for the program can work remotely to assist the Australian Museum in Sydney with transcribing miscellaneous objects so that they are preserved online and accessible to anyone instead of visitors to the museum itself. The website emphasizes the importance of online collections such as this one- by making this information readily available we are indirectly supporting those who will use it to make real, valuable change- whether it be in cultural, social, or environmental fields.
Pictured below is a screenshot of the current project I am working on- the meeting notes from a session held by the North Illawarra Council in 1915. Deciphering the writing has been tricky at times, especially making out names. Fortunately, volunteers of this project have been provided with a list of names of the mayors and alderman so that there is less confusion. They have also provided us with a list of suburbs that may be mentioned in the notes for the same reason. Although this work can be a bit time-consuming, it is satisfying to know that the finished product may be useful to someone in the future!
LO6 Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally or internationally.
LO7 Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.