Legasee – Volunteer Researcher

Help to Build Understanding of the Women’s Royal Army Corps Legacy

About the opportunity

Join us at Legasee in our mission to highlight the remarkable history of the Women’s Royal Army Corps (WRAC). We’re seeking some enthusiastic and detail-oriented Volunteer Researchers to contribute to our Heritage Lottery project, uncovering this often-overlooked chapter of British military history.

About Legasee

At Legasee, we’re dedicated to providing military enthusiasts, researchers, students, and teachers with unparalleled access to the first-hand accounts from veterans. Our high-definition video archive shares the personal recollections of individuals who have served their country, ensuring that their stories of sacrifice and bravery endure for future generations. Explore our work at www.legasee.org.uk.

Tasks and duties

As a Volunteer Researcher for this project, you’ll have the opportunity to select from a range of tasks that best suit your interests and abilities. These tasks include:

  • Conducting web and telephone research to gather valuable insights and resources related to WRAC veterans.
  • Collaborating with a museum to identify relevant resources and fill knowledge gaps.
  • Assisting in transcribing recorded interviews with military veterans.
  • Reviewing existing footage in the public domain and securing necessary usage rights.
  • Identifying compelling stories to share with our PR team, amplifying the project’s impact.

Desirable skills and knowledge

  • Organised and methodical approach to research tasks.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, for accurate feedback and reporting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information with care.
  • Proactive mindset with a willingness to take initiative and contribute ideas.
  • Interest in, knowledge of, or eagerness to learn about British military history.

Support and benefits

  • Programme of induction, training, and support to enable you to be successful in role.
  • Gain hands-on experience of an oral history project and insight into working with museums, schools, and the charity sector.
  • Develop transferable research and office skills applicable to various fields.
  • Become a valued member of the Legasee team, dedicated to ensuring the voices of these courageous women are heard and honoured for generations to come.
Further information How to apply
When: Flexible, as agreed

Commitment: Prefer minimum 6 months


To find out more or express interest:

email trailblazers@legasee.org.uk

or call Lucy Smith on 07736 150195.


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