Volunteering at the record office

Are you interested in local history and heritage and have a few hours to spare?

We are committed to encouraging and developing volunteer involvement in our work where possible. We recognise and value the important contribution that volunteers can make towards achieving our aims and objectives, complementing the work of paid members of staff. Last year volunteers gave over 4,000 hours of their time towards the work of the record office.

We offer a range of volunteering opportunities, varying according to our current projects and priorities. They range from transcribing and listing records to gathering oral histories and helping at open days and events.

Once we have identified a suitable opportunity, you can give as much or as little time as you would like. Some roles need to be undertaken at agreed times but others are more suitable for those who like to work on their own and at their own pace. Project-related volunteering roles are often time-limited but some roles have the scope to continue long term.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please  complete the application form (doc / 351 KB). You can also read our record office volunteer policy here.