Transcribing Volunteers 

Are you interested in community heritage and social history?

Do you want to develop your administrative and clerical skills?

Do you live in or near Solihull?

This may be the role for you!

Why do we need you?

Solihull Action through Advocacy has received a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to explore and record the histories of people with learning disabilities in Solihull. It will focus on the stories and experiences of people who lived and worked in Middlefield Hospital, a long-stay hospital and Hampton Manor Homes, a residential home for ladies with learning disabilities.

We are looking for volunteers to help with transcribing oral history interviews.

How much time should you offer? Where will you be based?

We are looking for reliable people who can offer us as much or as little time as possible.

This role will be based at Solihull Action through Advocacy’s Main Office in Marston Green.

What activities can you get involved in?

  • Transcribing recorded interviews

  • Subtitling videos

  • Editing audio files

  • Writing blog and social media posts

What can you gain from this opportunity?

  • Build and develop administrative and clerical skills

  • Add to your transcribing profile

  • Making a difference to people with learning disabilities and helping their voices to be heard

  • Engage with local history and in making it accessible

  • Reasonable transport expenses reimbursed

Is there an induction and training?

You will receive a full induction before you start. We require some previous experience in transcribing.

What are we looking for?

  • Reliable people

  • A strong understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding

  • Good communication skills

  • Transcribing experience

  • Enthusiasm about community heritage and social history

  • Can travel to Marston Green

Who should you contact?

To register interest in volunteering and find out more, please contact Claire Jackson at

Or call on 0121 706 4696

You can also follow the project on Twitter @HiddenLivesSAtA and on Facebook Hidden Lives Remembered - Solihull Action through Advocacy


We look forward to hearing from you!