Volunteering at Denbighshire Archives

Here at Denbighshire Archives Service we have a number of volunteers helping us with a variety of tasks which, without them, we simply would not be able to do!

Our group of volunteers (morning group) working on Chirk Parish Records, a collection which contains a variety of records including baptism, marriage and burial registers.

Last year, our service received a CyMAL grant to enable us to buy specialist conservation supplies, including a variety of brushes, blotting paper and sponges. Having this new equipment has enabled us to host a group of volunteers to help clean items in our collections. The groups meet twice a month and have cleaned 245 volumes and have put in a combined total of 238 hours of volunteer time to date. Cleaning documents requires a very patient and meticulous person with steady hands and involves carefully cleaning the document surface with specialist brushes. Our volunteers have come to us with a passion for history, particularly local history, and enthusiasm to work with original archives.

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We have also had a number of other volunteers working with us, including school pupils on work experience, university students, those wishing to pursue a career in archives and retired people with an interest in archives and their local history.

Staff at Denbighshire Archives are very grateful for the time our volunteers contribute and hope that our volunteer projects continue to be successful in the future.

If you would like to volunteer here, please contact us by phone or email. Our contact details are available via the link to ‘archives service’ on the right of your screen.

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2 Responses to “Volunteering at Denbighshire Archives”

  1. wirralnwalesarchaeology Says:

    Hi

    Can you let me know when and where you meet? Thanks

    • Denbighshire Archives Says:

      Hi WirralnWales Archaeology,
      We meet at our office in Ruthin, Denbighshire (our address can be found on the link to the right ‘archive service’) The volunteer group, currently on our cleaning project, meet on Mondays either 10-12 or 2-4. We use Mondays at it’s our day-closure, so we have the space to clean in the public searchroom. However, they do not meet every Monday, at the moment they meet on the second and forth Monday of the month (excluding bank holidays). If you (or anyone else!) are interested please contact us for the full list of dates as we sometimes have to cancel dates due to other office events/staff leave etc. You will also need to fill in a volunteer registration form.
      Thanks for getting in touch
      Denbighshire Archives

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