Become a Volunteer

The Royal Historical Society of Victoria welcomes expressions of interest from people who share a passion for Victorian history. Volunteers contribute to the RHSV’s mission by assisting in areas such as research, collections management (archives, library, cataloguing), logistics, marketing, the bookshop and administration.

If you would like to volunteer, please register your interest by filling out the online form below.


Current Projects

Librarian / Library Technician

Jillian Hiscock, our Collections Manager, is always looking for volunteers with library skills and experience. She says …

If you like order and making sure that items in a collection are findable, we are looking for volunteers familiar with library operations, as a librarian or library technician to work with and assist the Collections manager to :

  • Accession, catalogue and maintain collection records [books, manuscripts, ephemera, scrapbooks, etc.]
  • Assist with maintenance and care of the collection and the library
  • Source and shelve according to the DDC or other storage systems
  • Project work, e.g. stocktake and house scrapbook collection

If this sounds like you, please complete and submit your expression of interest below.

Other positions:

Image Editing: click here to see role description. 

Image Digitisation: click here to see role description.
PLEASE NOTE: At present the image digitisation volunteer position is full. Please forward your details if you would like to go on a waiting list. We expect new positions to arise over the coming months.

Bookshop Assistant click here to see role description



Volunteer Expression of Interest

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