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Become a State Records Volunteer

If you have a love of history and working with historical documents then becoming a State Records volunteer may interest you.

About the Volunteers Program

Some of our Volunteers working in the reading room in 2012.

In 2001 State Records established a Volunteers Program to help make the State archives collection more accessible. With an initial intake of 10 people, there are now around 50 volunteers working on a variety of important projects which could not otherwise have been undertaken.

Most of the projects involve working with original records. Participating volunteers take part in the program for one three hour session each fortnight. Indexing and listing requires data entry in an Access database or Word document.  Training and supervision is provided.

For a broader experience in working with the records volunteers can be rotated around the various projects including work within the conservation lab.

How to become a Volunteer

If you are interested in volunteering for State Records simply fill out this application form. Please note we have a long waiting list. Vacancies in the program may not arise for some time after you apply as our dedicated team of volunteers remain with us for many years.


For all enquiries about volunteering at State Records contact the Coordinator Volunteer Program on (02) 9673 1788 or email