Volunteer with the AMSR

The Archive is a sociable social enterprise. Almost everyone working with the Archive is a volunteer and we always need more help. If you are interested in helping us, we can usually find an interesting role for you.

We are a virtual organisation of around 50 volunteers and most of us work from home with meetings via Zoom. We do have some permanent office space in Ipsos’ offices in Harrow which is used by our Contents team to collect, sort and scan material for the archive. Most volunteers give one or two days a month.

Could you help? Volunteering opportunities within the AMSR

At the moment we particularly need volunteers to fill the following specific roles, but we always need help with development, content management, marketing and publicity and operational support and administration etc., so please do contact us if the specific roles we urgently need to fill don’t appeal to you.

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Social media support

We are looking for a volunteer to join our social media and publicity team. The work involves developing and placing content to promote the Archive on social media. You will work as part of a small virtual team that will meet once a month by Zoom. Experience with Hootsuite and/or analysing social media statistics would be an advantage but is not essential.

The work can be done in your own time, although there will be some deadlines in view of the way conversations on social media develop. It will total about two days a month. There is no need to be based in London.

If you have worked with social media and think you might be interested, please email us referencing ‘Social media’ in the header, with a brief note about your background and experience.

Scanning, cataloguing and indexing

Join our scanning, cataloguing and indexing team. Indexing is like coding and can be done in short bursts or for longer periods as preferred. It’s a good way of exploring the contents of the Archive. Full training is given.

Volunteers need to be able to access the Archive easily online and to use Excel spreadsheets. We would also like to hear from anyone who has an efficient printer-scanner linked to their home PC who could undertake occasional scanning for us.

Email us referencing ‘Scanning cataloguing and indexing’ in the title if you are interested and would like to know more.

Publicity Manager

We are looking for a volunteer to lead our Publicity Team. The role will involve working with a friendly and motivated group of volunteers who produce the publicity for the archive. This team is responsible for the Archive’s publicity, social media and advertising. This includes content development, placing short articles in the trade press and producing the AMSR Newsletter.

The Publicity Team is part of Marketing and Development which includes the Marketing Services Team, who are responsible for the website and events, and the Development Team who are responsible for managing relationships with individual donors and supporters.

If you have worked with publicity and social media and think you might be interested, please email us referencing ‘Publicity’ in the header, with a brief note about your background and experience.