PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE OF RESTRICTIONS ON THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE ALLOWED IN OUR OFFICE, WE ARE UNABLE TO TAKE ON NEW VOLUNTEERS AT THE MOMENT. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING AT FAN, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH AND WE WILL KEEP YOUR DETAILS ON FILE.
You don’t need any special skills to volunteer at FAN, just a desire to keep feminist history alive and accessible.
There are lots of different ways you can help. One of our biggest tasks is the preservation of new collections. Think of all the documents you’ve seen that are stapled together. Well, those staples rust in the end and degrade the paper, so they all have to be removed and replaced by rust-free paperclips. The process of preserving and cataloguing a new collection is like taking a journey through someone’s political life.
There is also work to maintain the archive as an accessible collection. For example, digitising tape cassettes and CDs needs doing before the means to play them disappears.
Or perhaps your interests lie elsewhere? Women with web and social media skills are most welcome.
If you’re interested in joining us, please contact us.