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Get involved at Derbyshire Record Office

Volunteers provide an invaluable contribution to our service. If you're interested in getting involved, our range of volunteer roles can give you hands-on experience with our collections, help you to gain skills, meet new people, and improve your CV.

Most of our roles are behind the scenes, helping with listing and preserving the material in our collections.

Preservation volunteer

On Thursday afternoons a small group of volunteers clean and package items in our collection. This role suits someone who enjoys craft based activities.

At the moment, we cannot take any more preservation volunteers.

Cataloguing volunteer

Help us to improve access to our collections by box listing our uncatalogued archives.

You'll need to be methodical, accurate, comfortable using computers, and happy to work quietly on your own. This role would also suit people interested in pursuing archives as a career.

Apply to volunteer

We don't always have places available.

When we do, we'll advertise them on:

You can then contact us if you're interested in any of the specific projects.

Work experience

We have a few school work experience placements available each year. These get booked up quickly, so if you're interested in a school work placement at the Record Office please contact us early by filling in the work experience application form.

If you're over 18 and interested in a career in archives we recommend that you start as a cataloguing volunteer. You'll also find more information about a career in archives on the Archives and Records Association website.

Apply for work experience

If you're interested in arranging a work experience placement please contact us.

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