Interested in becoming a volunteer?

  • Interviewer Abstractor
    Our interviewers undergo training to ensure that our interviews are conducted in a professional and ethical way. Training workshops are usually held yearly. There is no enrolment fee for the Oral History Training Workshops. However participating in the workshops brings with it the expectation that you will contribute to the Southland Oral History Project as a volunteer interviewer. No previous experience is required but an interest in people and an ability to listen are essential. Our abstractors undergo training to ensure that abstracts are produced to a high standard. Training is done on an individual basis throughout the year. You will need access to a computer with a word processing programme, email and a CD player