Oral History Volunteer

We are looking for Oral History Volunteers to head out into the community to record interviews
Flexible hours Flexible

In 2025, we will open an exciting new Library & Museum in the heart of Wakefield City Centre. The new site will feature innovative and interactive museum galleries, which tell the story of the whole Wakefield district. We want the new galleries to be full of personal stories from local people, told in their own words, so we’re embarking on a large-scale oral history project. We’ll be going out into the community and recording interviews with local people about the stories and experiences that have shaped their lives and our district.

We are looking for Oral History Volunteers to head out into the community to record interviews with local people on a wide range of subjects. You will use audio recording equipment to record your interview, and you will make sure the appropriate paperwork is completed. You will listen carefully and empathetically to local people’s stories and ensure that they feel valued and appreciated. You will also share our plans for the new museum with enthusiasm and passion, helping us to build up excitement for the project. 


All travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Deadline: Mon 20th February, 2023



Suitable for

People new to volunteering, People who are older

Minimum age


Skills gained

IT / Computers

Skills needed

IT / Computers, Listening, Reading & writing, Talking to others, Organising



Wakefield Council Museums & Castles

Wakefield One, Burton Street, Wakefield, UK
Wakefield Museums & Castles is the museum service for the Wakefield district. We have three museums in Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract, and two castles in Pontefract and Sandal. We hold collections of over 110,000 objects, which record the history of our district from prehistory to modern day.
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