Would you like to be involved in sharing and celebrating the history and heritage of the Union Chain Bridge? If so, we’d love to hear from you.
We work alongside local people and community groups to ensure the Union Chain Bridge project reflects the needs and interests of people locally. To achieve this, we need the support of volunteers across all aspects of the project.
Volunteering is a great way to share your skills and knowledge, or you might want to volunteer to learn new things. It can be an opportunity to meet new people, get engaged and keep active, while also giving something back your community.
Among other activities, our volunteers will have the opportunity to get involved with:
We are currently recruiting volunteers to help us devise walking guides near the bridge site, archive research volunteers to help us uncover untold Union Chain Bridge stories, archaeology volunteers to explore sites of interest close to the bridge and, fresh for the new year, volunteers to record and transcribe oral history interviews.
Online training from internationally respected heritage organisations is available as part of an induction process for archaeology and archive volunteers. Similar training will take place to prepare oral history volunteers for conducting interviews. The walking guide development volunteers will receive training from a professional interpretation company to contribute to a published walking guide.
Click on the link below to find out more about becoming an archaeological research volunteer.
Archaeological Research Volunteer -role description.
Click on the link below to find out more about becoming an archive research volunteer.
Archive Research Volunteer -role description.
Click on the link below to find out more about becoming a a walking guide development volunteer.
Walking Guide Development Volunteer – role description
Click on the link below to find out more about becoming an oral histories volunteer.
Oral Histories Volunteer -role description.
All volunteers will be supported by the UCB project team throughout.
If you would like to apply for a volunteer role please complete and send us this form: Volunteer Application Form
More details of the other volunteer roles available will be posted here soon, so keep an eye out!