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Transcriber/Letters 1916

Letters 1916 -1923

About Letters 1916 -1923

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.

What's Involved

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 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.

  • Computer/ Web/ ICT

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: Flexible

Hours required: 2hrs

Other Details

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:

  • No screening

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Volunteers with the following challenges will be supported in this role

  • Physical Disability
  • Sensory Disability
  • Mental Health Difficulties

Age restrictions:
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.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Kildare
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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