About Letters 1916
Ireland’s first crowd-sourced humanities project, The Letters of 1916: Creating History, is
creating a large scale digital collection of letters written for the six months before and after the Easter Rising. The project will lead to the creation of an online archive of letters created by the public for the public, which will be launched in 2016. People can get involved by uploading any letters written between 1 Nov 1915 and 31 Oct 1916 or by transcribing some of the 1500 letters which have already been contributed to the archive.
We are looking for volunteers to be a part of the research process by helping to transcribe letters written during 1916 - a key period in Irish history. On the http://letters1916.ie website, transcribers pick topics they are interested in (the Rising, the Great War, love letters, etc.). This work is carried out online, so the volunteer(s) can work from home and to their own schedule.
What's required for this position
Knowledge of computers and an ability to read handwritten letters are essential.
Level of English required for this role:
Times and commitment required for this role
Minimum time commitment: Flexible
Hours required: 2hrs
Location of volunteering opportunity:
Also available in these counties
Offaly, Louth, Kilkenny, Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Clare, Mayo, Carlow, Westmeath, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Kerry, Dublin - Fingal, Longford, Kildare, Leitrim, Sligo, Wicklow, Galway, Roscommon, Meath, Limerick, Dublin - South Dublin County, Dublin - City, Cork, Donegal, Laois, Tipperary, Waterford
Screening details for this role:
Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:
- Support/ advice/ recognition
- Initial induction and training
Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role
- Physical Disability
- Sensory Disability
- Mental Health Difficulties
No age restrictions
Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Benefits you will receive as a volunteer
Volunteer(s) will be a part of an online community who are creating a new collection of letters. This new collection, from public institutions as well as private sources, will shed a new light on this key period in Ireland’s history.