The Forum is looking for volunteers to research the legacies of Norfolk Women during the First World War and contribute content to an exhibition to be held at The Forum in November 2018. This may be through written work, exhibition talks or participation in a project film.
The exhibition ‘First World War Women of Norfolk: Legacies’ forms part of The Forum’s 'Norfolk in the First World War: Somme to Armistice' project which has received funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Volunteers will be supported in their research by the Project Historian Neil Storey and will receive training and support in how to research the legacies of Norfolk women involved in the First World War and how roles and perceptions changed as a result of the war. Research topics will include the stories of Norfolk women who died during the First World War, women who worked on the land, women at work, women’s right to vote and the role of women on Armistice Day.
Heritage skills training offered to volunteers will include an introduction to the collections of the Norfolk Heritage Centre and the Norfolk Record Office and how to use online sources for family history and military ancestry research. Volunteers will also receive training in public speaking and media engagement.
If you have an interest in heritage, previous experience of using primary sources for historical research and are willing to promote your project work in the public arena, then this could be the opportunity for you.
This volunteering opportunity is from April-November 2018 but the main research period will be from 12 April-20 August 2018. You will also be asked to invigilate the exhibition on a rota basis, according to availability. The exhibition will be held from 01-13 November 2018.
Volunteer Information Evening
Thu 8 March 2018, 7pm-8.30pm
The Forum Auditorium
If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with the Norfolk in the First World War project The Forum warmly invites you to come along to the ‘First World War Women of Norfolk: Legacies’ Talk and Information Evening. This event is FREE but tickets must be booked in advance by visiting Eventbrite.
The application process
Applications are now open for volunteering with the Norfolk in the First World War project.
Completed Application Forms should be returned to Lizzie Figura-Drane, Heritage Project Assistant by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
By post: Lizzie Figura-Drane, Heritage Project Assistant, The Forum Trust, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF
The deadline for submissions is 9.30am on Monday 26 March 2018. Shortlisted volunteers will be invited for an informal chat on Friday 06 April 2018.
For further information on this opportunity please email Lizzie Figura-Drane, Heritage Project Assistant email@example.com