Volunteering at Surrey History Centre

In 2022, volunteers gave a staggering 9,281 hours of their time

At the Surrey History Centre there is a dedicated team of volunteers who help to make Surrey's history and the history of its communities accessible to the public, historians and researchers.

Most volunteer in-house and some remotely, and their tasks range from indexing and cataloguing records to conducting research and digitizing our collections. The work they do is then used to create content for our website and catalogue and finding aids for our collections.

Last year, Surrey History Centre volunteers gave a staggering 9,281 hours of their own time.

Some of the volunteers have been with Surrey History Centre for a great many years and have worked on numerous projects, including the Surrey in the Great War project and New! The March of the Women suffrage indexes.

One volunteer, who has been volunteering for Surrey History Centre for 8 years, has recently completed a large project producing a name index for applicants in receipt of poor law relief in Chertsey district. This amazing index will be added to the website shortly for researchers and family historians to browse.

Links to indexes created by staff and volunteers can be found on the Surrey History Centre online records webpage.

All volunteers have a keen interest in history and communities, there is something for everyone, whether your interest is house or local history, ancestry, military history or something completely different.

More information about volunteering with Surrey Heritage can be found on the volunteering with Surrey Heritage web page.

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