Information Governance Services

Archives volunteer program

The Archives Volunteer Program is currently on hold.  The University Archives look forward to accepting applications from prospective volunteers when the program resumes in 2017. 

Interested in preserving the University’s unique documentary heritage? The University Archives invites you to help their team.

The University Archives preserve and provide access to the permanent records of The University of Western Australia. These are authentic records that document and illustrate the life and times of the University, its students, staff, activities and governance. The collection reflects the working life, achievements and celebrations of the University from 1913 to the present.

Irwin Street Building, UWA Crawley Campus Volunteer Coordinator, University Archives
(+61 8) 6488 3885
Irwin Street Building, UWA Crawley Campus
[email protected]

We are looking for volunteers who are interested in contributing to the value of the collection by helping University Archives staff with processing and describing documents, photographs, newspaper clippings and other records to make them more accessible to staff and the community.

We hope that in providing your time and effort you will benefit from the opportunity to develop basic archival skills and will become a part of a like-minded group.

Meeting times

Volunteers will meet weekly for a minimum of three hours on a Wednesday from February to November. Depending on the availability of volunteers and resources, other days could be arranged. As a volunteer it is your choice to nominate what length of time you would like to give to the program.

About volunteering in the University Archives

Volunteering may be right for you if you:

  • possess an interest in archival work,
  • are willing to learn processing techniques that comply with archival standards; and,
  • are committed to maintaining confidentiality of any sensitive material you may encounter,

Please read the brochure for further information about volunteering at UWA and then complete the application form to register your interest.