Volunteer FAQs

Volunteer FAQs

Why do you have separate volunteer streams for historic and contemporary women?

Volunteering in the different work streams require different skill sets and we are providing different trainings to address this.

Can I apply to be part of both work streams?

You can, but we want to get as diverse a pool of volunteers as possible so it wouldn’t be possible to do both trainings. If however you already have training in research methods or oral history interviewing you may be able to work in both work streams.

Why do I need to fill out an expression of interest form?

We are keen that as many people as possible get a chance to become involved with the project but places on the training are limited so we need to know a bit about you and have a conversation with you before offering you a place. If you are interested in both work streams we would like you to complete the relevant form for each one.

I’m planning to volunteer to do the oral history interviewing would I be able to interview the person I nominated?

Quite possibly not. This is one of the topics that we will explore during the training. i.e. whether it’s better to interview someone known to you / your community, or to come fresh to someone.

How will women be assigned to volunteers for interview?

We are still working on the best way to do this and it will be discussed with volunteers either during the training or at a meeting post-training

How will historic women be assigned to volunteers to research?

We may assign volunteers to particular women to research (as this way it is easier to keep track of the project). However if you are interested in researching a particular person you are welcome to get in touch with us and we can discuss this further with you.

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