We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

Read more about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic

Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.

Great Place Oral History Volunteer

  • VO75135


Are you interested in capturing local stories, finding out more about history in the Falkirk area and meeting new people? Then volunteer with the Great Place project and help us to collect oral history interviews from residents across the district.
Volunteers will meet with interviewees, prepare questions, conduct pre-interview meetings, host recording sessions and then assist with preparing the materials for use in projects and for archiving. Volunteers will work in pairs and we request that all volunteers who complete the training commit to working on the full process for at least two interviews.
The oral histories captured during the project will contribute to "Our Stories" database which will allow everyone to explore our local history and heritage. Our first oral history project in summer 2019 will explore "Industry Histories" - local stories of traditional work.
The Great Place project is a district-wide, 2-year programme of activities celebrating the places, people, traditions and industry of the Falkirk area with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Arts Team at Falkirk Community Trust provide a dynamic programme of performances, screenings, exhibitions, workshops and classes for all ages, in a variety of venues and across a range of art forms: film, new media, dance, drama, visual arts and crafts and music. We offer advice and networking opportunities; we work with local and national arts organisations to support existing cultural activity and encourage new work and new opportunities. The Arts Team is responsible for a wide range of locations and activities: Falkirk Town Hall, Hippodrome cinema, Callendar House, film, theatre and exhibition programmes, arts development events, projects and activities and box office services.










Flexible - can be arranged with volunteer.

Frequency and commitment details

4 hours required per week required.


Volunteers may be required to pass a PVG check
Experience required: This opportunity is best suited to people who are friendly and enthusiastic with a real interest in the stories and lives of others. You must have a willingness to learn to operate basic digital equipment but no prior experience is required.
Travel details: An introductory session and oral history training day will take place near the Falkirk town centre. Oral history sessions will take place across the Falkirk district, where possible, staff will match pairs of volunteers with projects that are local to them.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: An initial introductory meeting (approx. one hour) and a day-long oral history training session. Great Place staff will support volunteers in their research and prep for interviews (interview subjects will be identified by staff), as well as for post-interview work preparing recordings for further use.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago