Oral History Transcription Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


716 Oakland Rd NESte 103Cedar Rapids, IA 52402


Position Summary

Transcription volunteers will work with the Curator to transcribe oral history interviews collected in Linn County.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Transcribe video/audio recordings of interviews with community members.


  • Strong keyboarding skills.
  • Experience using common software programs, including Microsoft Word.
  • Prior experience with transcribing from audio recordings preferred but not required.
  • Attention to detail


  • The estimated work time is flexible, but the volunteer should be able to commit at least 4 hours per week to the project or volunteer on an interview by interview basis. Interviews are approximately one hour to 90 minutes long.
  • Work can be done during select hours at the Museum (computer with software programs included, Please provide your own headphones) or at home (no supplies provided).
  • Volunteers will need to meet with the Curator for training and follow-up.

Volunteer Benefits

  • Opportunity to learn more about the history of Linn County.
  • Training and a lifelong learning experience.
  • Chance to see your work reflected in the Museum’s exhibits and made accessible in the Museum’s research library.

How to Apply

  • Fill out the application found at http://historycenter.org/volunteer/
  • Send a resume to office@historycenter.org with subject "Inventory Volunteer Application"
  • For questions about the position, please contact Jami Roskamp at jami@historycenter.org or by phone at 319-362-1501


  • History
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Approx. 4 hours per week or project based

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