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

Queensland office

The National Archives is looking for volunteers to describe a series of records [Series BT9501/1] created by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation [ABC]. The series contains records of ABC radio programs broadcast in Papua New Guinea in 1971. Volunteers will describe each item, entering data into a spreadsheet. The records will also be repackaged in acid free archival quality folders. The project consists of 10 boxes of material. 

The project will start in February 2023 at the National Archives research centre at Cannon Hill, Brisbane. Volunteers will need to be available either on a Monday or Tuesday. 

If you are interested in being part of this project please complete an expression of interest form.

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.