Staff experiences

Volunteering benefits our staff as well as the organisation as a whole. Hear from some of our employees about their experiences working with different groups and individuals.

Amy Sampson – Preventive Conservation Assistant, Collection Care

I’ve been working with volunteers at The National Archives for over nine years and it’s given me valuable experience leading and supporting a diverse team to deliver a range of projects. Volunteers have cleaned books, rolled maps and other support tasks for larger conservation projects. Our current team are re-housing over seven hundred RAIL photographs, helping us to increase the accessibility of this great resource.

I have met some wonderful people who have been enthusiastic, interested, funny, dedicated and a pleasure to work with. The work of our volunteers has provided essential support to many projects and The National Archives has benefitted from their energy and skills.