CEISMIC Volunteer


CEISMIC volunteers work with the CEISMIC programme staff to prepare content for the CEISMIC Canterbury Earthquakes Digital Archive. Volunteer roles include writing descriptions for photographs (using Google Maps and other web tools to pinpoint locations), extracting metadata from files, and assisting with proofreading and quality control. CEISMIC volunteers are required to have a very high level of written English.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 2 modules of 12 hours each.

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 2 learning and development outcomes.


Jennifer Middendorf
Email: jennifer.middendorf@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • B1 - Communication - CEISMIC Volunteers develop and use effective communication skills to describe items in ways that are appropriate for both academic and community audiences. 
  • B2 - Initiative and Enterprise - CEISMIC Volunteers alert staff to opportunities for content collection in the community.
  • B7 - Self-Management - CEISMIC Volunteers work professionally in an office environment. They present themselves well to visitors and other CEISMIC volunteers.
  • B8 - Teamwork - CEISMIC Volunteers work alongside other CEISMIC volunteers. They are flexible, cooperative and able to accommodate others’ needs.
  • C1 - Communication - CEISMIC Volunteers develop and use effective writing skills to produce clear and accurate descriptions for archive content. They develop proofreading skills to clearly and sensitively communicate to other team members any corrections and improvements needed.
  • C3 - Leadership - CEISMIC Volunteers readily share their knowledge of software tools and techniques for the benefit of the team. They give feedback constructively and sensitively.
  • C4 - Learning - CEISMIC Volunteers develop and apply the principles and best practices of digital archiving, using Digital Humanities tools and techniques to carry out tasks. 
  • C5 - Planning and organising - CEISMIC Volunteers organise data effectively. They use their judgment to balance the competing needs of quality and speed in their work.
  • C6 - Problem solving - CEISMIC Volunteers find effective ways to research background information for descriptions and other metadata, and discover new tools and techniques to aid the team in their work.
  • C7 - Self-management - CEISMIC Volunteers work in a professional office environment. They manage their time to fit their volunteering commitment around their academic studies.
  • C8 - Teamwork - CEISMIC Volunteers work alongside CEISMIC staff and fellow volunteers. They are flexible, cooperative and able to accommodate others’ needs.
  • C9 - Technology - CEISMIC Volunteers use a range of digital tools to carry out their tasks.
  • D1 - Communication - CEISMIC Volunteers develop and use effective written communication skills to write descriptions which are appropriate for global audiences. 
Matrix intersection points for CEISMIC Volunteer (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UC affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit

Are you interested in participating in this activity? Sign up to CCR and then apply to participate using CareerHub.