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The Eromanga Natural History Museum is supported by numerous volunteers whose contributions are given across a wide range of skills in on-site and off-site situations. For many years their work has made a significant contribution to what we have achieved so far.

New Volunteer opportunities emerge from time to time – to find out more about volunteering at the ENHM  please fill out a Volunteer Expression of Interest form below to enable us to keep your details on file so we can contact you if an opportunity becomes available.

If you would like to print out and fax a form back to use please use the form supplied below:

ENHM Volunteer Expression of Interest ENHM Volunteer Expression of Interest (278 KB)

Volunteer Expression Of Interest Form

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Qualifications and Experience


Volunteering Capacity

Digging for fossils (involves physical labour in the outdoors)
Preparing fossils (involves using small tools in a laboratory)
Administration and general support
Web
data base and IT tasks
Marketing and publicity
Writing and editing
Other (please state below)

Up to 5 days
Up to 2 weeks
Up to 3 weeks

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Holotype?

A holotype is a valuable original specimen that describes a new species.  It is a term used to describe a specimen that is the first known of its kind anywhere in the world.  A holotype can be any type of fossil, and it serves as the name-bearer of the species.  Even if a better specimen is found, the holotype is not superseded.  These are rare and exciting discoveries, which help fill important gaps in the fossil record. 

Every animal and plant that is scientifically described is represented by a holotype.  If a scientist wishes to study the unique traits of a species, it is usually the holotype specimen they study.  The holotypes are the crown jewels of any museum collection.  These priceless specimens need to be stored and conserved at standards that meet the Code of International Zoological Nomenclature.


 
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