Volunteers Needed for Borough Wide Taunton Deane WW1 Centenary Project
Following on from the success of CICCIC’s Pitminster Parish WW1 Centenary project we are pleased to announce that CICCIC has obtained funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund and Somerset Armed Forces Community Covenant to produce a borough wide WW1 centenary project but we need volunteers to help.
In short, we will be running over 18 events in local schools and community centres throughout Taunton Deane (9.00am-4.00pm) where we invite local communities to bring their WW1 stories, artefacts, and pictures for documenting, scanning and photographing, which will then be showcased at a month long exhibition at CICCIC, an online exhibition, along with digital archiving at The British Library and Somerset Heritage Trust so future generations can access local information for decades to come.
As volunteers you will be tasked in attending some of these events and welcome the public. You will be given a laptop, camera and scanner to document what is bought in but also fill out forms and information about the items you have recorded. Making tea and coffee will also be part of the mix.
Training will be provided and you will be invited to attend a volunteers training session for 2 hours. Travel costs will be remunerated and you must have IT skills to perform these tasks.
The ideal volunteer will have an interest in WW1 and history and have a good understanding of doing paper work when documenting what they scan or photograph.
Separate to the above we also need some web editing volunteers whose role is to add what is found to our online exhibition. You must have experience in resizing images and preferably skills in working with WordPress along with good written English skills.
If any of the above interests you and you would like to get involved simply fill out the form below and we will invite you to a volunteers evening where we will provide a full overview of the project and show examples of what you need to do. After that if you feel that it’s not for you then no problem. But if you are interested in helping out with this important community project then we sign you up and set dates that are suitable for you.