Group Volunteering

Volunteering (and working) in archives can sometimes be a solitary job simply due to the nature of the work. If this doesn’t suit you, or you are looking for something more social, why not join our Monday Volunteer Group?

Pattern of work: 2-4 hours per month, on selected Mondays

Our volunteer groups meet for two hour sessions on the second and fourth Monday of the month (excluding bank holidays). There are two groups- the morning group which meets between 10am and 12pm and the afternoon group which meets between 2pm and 4pm.

Tea and coffee during break time provided

Free car parking provided

Key achievements to date-

There are too many to mention, but here are a few-

  • Individually listing over 9000 patient reception orders to create the online patient index which is now helping researchers all over the world find ancestors who were patients at the North Wales Hospital in Denbigh.
  • Cleaning hundreds of years of dust and dirt (and a few unmentionables!) from the pages of our Quarter Sessions minute books, parish records and workhouse registers.
  • Box listing uncatalogued collections and making them available on our website.

Why volunteer in a group?

We are looking for volunteers from a range of backgrounds.  You can be any age and looking to learn a new skill or expand your CV, get some work experience, or gain some local knowledge.

Volunteering can benefit you by:

  • improving your IT and other work-related skills
  • providing a sense of being part of a community
  • improving your confidence when looking for a job
  • meeting new people

Volunteering also supports people returning to work after a period of unemployment, by providing training in new skills and experience in new sectors.

Find out more about volunteering in the archives sector.

How does volunteering help us?

Volunteers make a valuable contribution to our work, and they help to support our aims and objectives.  The main benefit of having a group of volunteers is that they can tackle very large projects. Simply put- it is a case of “many hands make light work”. A group of people can look at more material much speedier than an individual volunteer can meaning that we can achieve more over a shorter period of time.

How to get involved?

If you would like to join the volunteer group please fill in and return our form to archives@denbighshire.gov.uk or by post.