Opportunities to volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the ARC and we wouldn’t have such a fantastic and unique resource without them. They meet each Monday to work on particular aspects of research or conservation and between them, they have a wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm.

We also have the ARC Angels – our Youth Advisory Board – whose perspective on the archive collection is invaluable to the project.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join us – either at our Monday sessions in Coltishall, or working remotely on projects, such as typing, transcribing, sewing and data entry, which can be done at home. You don’t need any specific qualifications or abilities – we can find a task to suit your interests and you will soon pick up new skills and interests.

We particularly need people who can:

  • Make tea
  • Communicate with visitors
  • Help with publicity
  • Sew – by hand or machine
  • Type and input data
  • Organise resources and events
  • Take minutes of meetings
  • Take photos
  • Do fundraising
  • Undertake mini-projects
  • Do research – and find things in our comprehensive collection

A number of our volunteers come to us for work experience, whilst others are working towards awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh scheme. Our oldest volunteer – who was employed in the heritage industry – says the ARC is one of the best places she has ever worked! Why not come and join her?

To find out more about volunteering at the ARC download our volunteer leaflet or contact archivist@girlguidingnorfolk.org.uk

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