Do you enjoy listening to people talk about their lives? Would you like to learn some audio editing and cataloguing skills? If so we’d love to hear from you. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available including:
- Clipping segments of audio from longer interviews
- Curating clips into stories on our blog
- Listening to and describing audio to create finding aids
We’re currently working with the Sporting Memories charity to provide them with sporting clips for use in online reminiscence sessions. The task here is to listen to longer interviews and clip short sections of particular memories, either of sportspeople or of spectators.
We’ve also done a bit of work recently putting together a sound walk using cinema oral histories. You can follow the walk in person or remotely by downloading the free Echoes app. We’d like some help in clipping and curating walks in other towns in Cumbria, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.
We’re also busy clipping up material relating to protest for a youth music project we’re calling Demo Tapes. If you’re interested in listening to and clipping audio from political interviews and music recordings please give us a shout.
You will of course receive remote training in the free software we use, in our cataloguing style and in using our blog. Any of these tasks can be done remotely as long as you have a computer with internet access.
If you would like to know more please get in touch.
Here are some blogs curated by UOSH volunteers.
Voices in the Crowd
The Sound of Protest
Life for women working in Domestic Service in Manchester after the First World War
English Voices, Asian Stories
World war and its repercussions for the ordinary person in the North West
From disc to digital: MiniDisc transfer
Suffragettes – animation for International Women’s Day
‘Wythenshawe 1933’ animation