What is a Community Researcher Volunteer?
The St. Dyfnog’s Well restoration project seeks to repair the built features such as the well basin and bridges as well as restore the unmanaged woodland into a thriving habitat for biodiversity so that the local community and visitors alike can enjoy the site for years to come.
A Community Researcher Volunteer will undertake various roles such as research at archives and collecting community memories that will help us to tell the story of the site.
What’s in it for you?
- Becoming part of a friendly and dedicated team
- Meeting people from all walks of life and making new friends
- Enjoying new experiences and learning something new every day
- The opportunity to learn and practise techniques
- The opportunity to learn new and develop skills
- The opportunity to learn more about how to carry out research and collect oral histories
- Induction into the work and project
- Familiarisation with the site and getting to grips with the tasks
- Carrying out tasks as arranged with the project manager.
This may include:
- Visiting County Archives and other venues to carry out research into the well, the site and other associated aspects such as estate ownership under Llanrhaeadr Hall
- Collect oral histories that share people memories and connections with the site
- Contribute towards writing articles, website content, mini-exhibitions
- Assist with the delivery of events
- Ongoing communication with and reporting back to the Project Manager
- Becoming familiar with and then following the organisation’s policies and procedures at all times
- There may be other activities where we could use your help
This role will suit people…. who enjoy history and finding out about the past. People who enjoy meeting other people.
Location: Working from home on your own computer or in the county library and their computers as well as visiting archives.
The ability to use computers is important for this role.
Time commitment: Flexible but approximately 5 -10 hours a month
Training/Resources: Training will be provided in the following:
- How to use and search documentation at an archive
- How to interview for oral histories
- How to put together an exhibition
Expenses: Travel expenses and any ‘out of pocket’ expenses occurred will be paid