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As an organisation, The Arts Society encourages its members to work as volunteers on heritage conservation projects.

In Kingston upon Thames, we have a Heritage Volunteers’ Representative who helps interested members to find congenial projects to which they can contribute. Projects can be short or longer term and are in a wide variety of organisations. Activities currently include book and document conservation, cataloguing archives and stewarding or guiding in museums. Training and support from professional staff is usually provided for new volunteers. Our members report that their work is much appreciated, as well as being interesting and rewarding. Projects involving a group of volunteers also have a sociable element.

Details of new projects are regularly sent out, but you can also request a full list of on-going projects in our area.

One project was on the transcribing of Red Cross VAD cards from WW1 online, a report on the work can be seen at: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/news/article/1657/17-may-2016-kingston-university-volunteers-help-historians-complete-landmark-digital-archive-project-of-british-red-cross-world/