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    WWI Women of Norfolk: On Active Service

    Call for volunteers

    We're looking for volunteers to research the role of Norfolk Women on Active Service during the First World War and contribute content to an exhibition to be held at The Forum in November 2017. This may be through written work, exhibition talks or the co-creation of a project film.

    The exhibition ‘WWI Women of Norfolk: On Active Service’ 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.

    Image: Neil Storey Archive

    Volunteers will be supported in their research by the Project Historian Neil Storey and will receive training in how to research the stories of Norfolk women in the military services and hospitals, on the land, in the factories and on the home front. 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. There will also be training in public speaking and media engagement and the opportunity to learn digital skills including filming and film editing.

    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 May-November 2017.

    The Application Process

    Applications are now open for volunteering with the Norfolk in the First World War project.

    To apply please familiarise yourself with the roles and opportunities on offer by reading the Person Specification & Role Descriptions and complete and return a Volunteer Application Form. 

    Completed Application Forms should be returned to Lizzie Figura-Drane, Heritage Project Assistant by email: heritage.assistant@theforumnorwich.co.uk 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 01 May 2017. Shortlisted volunteers will be invited for an informal chat on Wednesday 10 May 2017. 

    For further information email Lizzie Figura-Drane, Heritage Project Assistant heritage.assistant@theforumnorwich.co.uk