Do you enjoy bringing order out of chaos? Are you interested in twentieth century history? Are you thinking of pursuing a career in archives or conservation?

Please note the Archives Centre is not currently able to offer volunteer placements due to the current health crisis. We hope to be in a position to consider placements again next year.

Churchill Archives Centre offers volunteer placements for those aged over 18 and interested in a career in archives, records management or conservation.

Placements for those interested in a career in archives and records management are between one week and two weeks (or the equivalent in half days or days over a longer period) and usually involve the following elements:

Placements for those interested in pursuing a career in conservation are flexible but are usually dependant on the candidate being already on, or applying for, a conservation course. They usually involve the following elements:

We can offer a free lunch in Hall each day and travel expenses up to a maximum of £25 per week (or £25 per month if working a half-day or day per week over five weeks). Unfortunately, we cannot offer accommodation, so volunteers must live within commuting distance of Cambridge.


If you would like to find out more, please e-mail us - attaching a copy of your CV, and marking your email for the attention of Sophie Bridges and Madelin Evans (archive placement) or Sarah Lewery (conservation placement). We ask all potential volunteers to come in for a brief tour of the Archives Centre, so they can see the working environment and discuss the placement further.


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