Do you have a passion for history? Would you like to improve your knowledge and skills? Or do you just want to be involved in something worthwhile?

Become a volunteer to help us preserve our collection, improve access for others, enhance our records online and promote the National Archives.

As a volunteer at the National Archives, you might find yourself:

  • Repackaging records
  • Digitising original records
  • Describing records
  • Transcribing record lists
  • Indexing records

Current opportunities

We are currently finalising our program of volunteering opportunities. It will include both online activities and projects at our offices around Australia.

How to volunteer

Please complete our expression of interest form outlining your skills, expertise and preferences.

We will do our best to match interests, skills and expertise with volunteer opportunities as they arise.

The selection process may involve an informal interview. You will also need to complete a police check and suitability check, which may include a working with vulnerable people registration.

Please email volunteercoordinator@naa.gov.au if you have any questions about volunteering.

Join the arcHIVE community

The arcHIVE is the National Archives’ online transcription portal.

Join the arcHIVE to help us transcribe consignment lists and digitised records such as Cabinet notebooks, migration records and post office records. Your work will let us make our records available to more Australians.

You can become an arcHIVE volunteer today.