Information on volunteering with the archives and local studies service.
Yes, we do take volunteers. We encourage volunteering and believe there are benefits for both the volunteer and the service.
We use volunteers to add value to what we do and carry out tasks that would not normally get done by our paid staff. These jobs are essential to help us improve public access to our collections.
The kinds of jobs offered might include, for example:
surface cleaning of documents and making up of folders or sleeves in our conservation workshop
creating an index to obituaries and notices of births, marriages and deaths in old newspapers
adding more detail to the catalogue of our audio-visual archives.
We cannot offer any payment for this work, but by volunteering with us we can give you:
a 25% discount in the Treasure House coffee lounge (with discount card)
reimbursement of travel expenses
training in the jobs we are asking you to do
new skills to add to your CV.
The main thing we ask for is your enthusiasm and interest for supporting local heritage.
If working in our conservation workshop, you will need the essential ability for manual tasks and be able to handle fragile archives with great care.
For other tasks, you will need to be able to use a computer.
If you are interested or want to find out more information then please get it touch by sending your name and contact information to the email below.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the moment our volunteer placements are full but we still keep a register of interested volunteers who we can contact when a place is available.