Canterbury Cathedral – Oral History Project

The Canterbury Cathedral Archives are looking for volunteer interviewers for their oral history project, The Memories Project. The role of Volunteer Oral History Interviewer is supported by The Canterbury Journey, which aims to engage new, hard-to-reach and diverse audiences with heritage and the collections. The Oral History Interviewer is key to unlocking Canterbury Cathedrals living community archive. The interviewer will collate peoples experiences and memories of the Cathedral and city through wide ranging interviews.

Oral History Interviewers will receive training on how to conduct interviews that allow a person to tell their own story in their own words. Interviewers will also be given training in how to use the recording equipment. It is hoped that interested volunteers will be able to commit to conducting at least 3 interviews over the course of a year.

The link below will bring you to Canterbury Cathedral’s vacancy page, which has more information available on this role, and through which you can apply. The deadline for applications is Sunday 3 March, 2019.

Volunteering – WWI Oral History project at Lowewood Museum

Lowewood Museum in Hertfordshire has begun a project focusing on a set of five diaries written in World War One. The man who wrote them served in both the RAMC and in the Essex regiment, and the project leader is looking for four volunteers to help transcribe them. If you would be interested in taking part in this project, see below for details.

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Volunteering Opportunity: Oral History Volunteers at the RAF Museum

The Royal Air Force Museum is looking to recruit a number of Oral History Volunteers, to take part in their project to record and preserve the stories of those who experienced historic RAF Hendon and the surrounding Colindale area.

Volunteers will complete a training course delivered by the Oral History Society, and will be speaking to members of the public in the area and carrying out interviews with them. This is an extremely good opportunity for anyone interested in oral history to obtain some highly prized training and real-life research experience.

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