Story Gatherer Volunteer

Discover your roots as a Story Gatherer Volunteer! Join our mission to research the diverse

stories behind the people of Basingstoke and cherish the history that defines the community.

Your research will help bring these stories to life, weaving a beautiful tapestry of shared


Every story matters, and every voice counts. Let's make history together!

No past skills or qualifications are required. We will provide you with all the training you

need to undertake historic research.

Flexible/ Remote/ Willis Museum, Basingstoke/ Hampshire Record Office, Winchester. Willis Museum and Sainsbury Gallery Market Place, Basingstoke RG21 7QD Hampshire Record office Sussex Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8TH

Role Purpose

The NLHF funded ‘Data Hunter and Story Gatherer’ Project is working to trial new ways to work with the local


We are working with the people of Basingstoke to gather the varied community histories that make up the


As a Story Gatherer for the NLHF funded ‘Data Hunters and Story Gatherers’ project you will be trained in

how to research social histories.

You will then work to research and gather the histories of immigration into the town. This research will

support a new community curated exhibition which due to open in mid 2024.


· Attend a research skills training session

· Undertake research into the agreed topic

· Write up research to the agreed format

· Attend regular informal research catch-ups

· Provide feedback on your experience for reporting to NLHF

· Any other reasonable duties as requested by the venue management team



· Prior interest in BAME histories

· Dedicated and reliable

· Able to follow guidelines and instructions to adhere to safe working practices

· Desire to learn new skills, meet new people and share your own experience

· Ability to pay close attention to detail.

That will be gained:

· Research skills

· Understanding of working with museum collections

· Use of technology and IT systems

· Photographing museum objects

· Working as a part of a team


  • Age restrictions
    not suitable for under 18s
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Recruitment Process
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 03/11/2023

End Date: 03/03/2024

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