Volunteers are at the core of the project working with us to create a shared history of the NHS. 

Our volunteers bring a wide variety of life-skills and experiences that enlarge our core project team and enrich the range and depth of stories we are collecting. Volunteers gain professional oral history skills and act as the interface of the project meeting the interviewees to record their NHS stories. Our volunteers report a greater sense of wellbeing, belonging and feeling valued through these connections. 

We are currently recruiting new volunteers in and around London and the South East, the East Midlands, Exeter and the South West and Belfast.

Are you a good listener? Are you interested in people? As a volunteer you will record stories from people treated by or employed in any part of the NHS over the last 70 plus years. The online Digital Archive of these stories will be available to everyone.

As a volunteer you will:

  • Gain free professional ‘oral history’ training
  • Receive local support
  • Become a valued member of our team of UK volunteers

Help us create a shared history of the NHS. Get in touch now for more information.

Click here to email us or phone us on 0161 275 0560.

Find out more about our volunteer programme below.


We are delighted to have jointly received the award for 'Best Project' at the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) celebration held by the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester.
We celebrated Volunteers’ Week in June with a collection of contributions from our wonderful volunteers across the UK.
Find out more about our volunteers from Manchester and South Wales