Current volunteering opportunities

Interested in any of these opportunities? Email us at or telephone 0116 252 5946.

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Oral history interviewers

We are looking for people who would like to become interviewers and help record the oral histories of local people. You will receive full training in how to conduct an interview, meet local residents and record their memories. This is an opportunity to learn new skills whilst developing links with the local community.

The time: Three days, mostly at a time to suit you. This is made up of one training session, a few hours for research, two hours for recording and two hours for a very short summary and basic transcription.

The place: Various locations around Charnwood Forest and Loughborough


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hold a piece of pottery that was last touched hundreds or even thousands of years ago? If you have ever wanted to explore the archaeology of your local area, now is your chance to get involved. No experience is necessary as training and equipment will be provided.

The time: Ten days over a two-year period, mainly during the autumn and winter.

The place: Multiple outdoor locations around Charnwood Forest (at the moment we are working in fields around Newtown Linford)

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Forthcoming events

Our second free Oral History Training Day will be held in Rothley on 25 January 2014. Find out more.

Get involved

We are currently looking for Oral History Interviewers and Fieldwalkers. Find out more.


Dr Julie Attard
Project Manager
(Charnwood Roots)

0116 252 5946

Marc Fitch Historical Institute
University of Leicester
5 Salisbury Road

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