Eastside Community Heritage

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Eastside Community Heritage was established in 1993 as part of the Stratford City Challenge community history project and became an...

Volunteer Oral Historian

This opportunity takes place between 13 May 2019 and 01 Oct 2019. Applications closed on 06 May.

Help fight for peace! Eastside Community Heritage has been documenting the hidden histories of East London’s marginalised communities for over twenty years. We need volunteers to help us carry out oral history interviews with campaigners involved in the anti-war and nuclear disarmament movements. We’re looking for anyone passionate about history and with an interest in community activism. Volunteers will be given training in oral history methods and media creation, and gain experience in community outreach and archiving. This is a fantastic opportunity to record previously unheard stories, and use creative media to share their important message.

Hours per week



Induction and training sessions will take place at Eastside Community Heritage's office in Ilford. Oral history interviews will be organised between volunteers and participants, and will take place out of office (usually at the interviewees home, likely to be closer to central London). Other duties such as interview transcribing and media creation can also happen off site. Recordings and media collections will have to be deposited in our office in person after the interview.

DBS required


DBS checked by


Working with vulnerable people


Prior training required

None required

Training available

Oral history, archive (CALM), digital media


Our office can be reached by TFL rail to Ilford Station. Volunteers will be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses incurred on the project, where receipts are provided.


  • Placement lengthLong-term, Short-term
  • Opportunity TypeArts, culture, heritage, Community