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Pacific Historic Parks Oral and Written Transcription Volunteer

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Pacific Historic Parks


Be a Part of History!

Volunteering for Pacific Historic Parks gives you the opportunity to be a part of preserving important pieces of American and Hawaiian history. Nearly 2 million people from around the world visit the USS Arizona Memorial to pay their respect each year.

Volunteering as a transcription volunteer gives you the opportunity to support Pacific Historic Parks’ mission by preserving the history and legacy of those directly impacted by World War II.

Job purpose

To assist the Resource Specialist with transcribing oral history interviews and/or first-hand written accounts from those who survived the Pearl Harbor attacks.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Transcribe, word for word each oral history interview
    • Oral history interviews: Each interview is approximately 1 hour long and may take up to 5 hours to transcribe.
    • Written history interviews: Each interview could take approximately an hour to type out the transcription.
    • Questions about the assigned task to be directed to the Resource Specialist.
    • Questions or concerns regarding the volunteer opportunity to be directed to the Education Volunteer and Program Coordinator.


  • Ability to focus and work independently. The task is tedious.
  • Ability to read, write and understand English.
  • Organized and detail orientated.
  • Typing skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Google Drive.

* If you are proficient in the Japanese language, please notate.

Working conditions

May be done remotely.

Physical requirements

  • The use of a computer for an extended period of time.
  • listening to audio recordings for an extended period of time.

Direct reports

This position has no direct reports.

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About Pacific Historic Parks


94-1187 Ka Uka Blvd., Waipahu, HI 96797, US

Mission Statement

To support the USS Arizona Memorial and other Pacific historic locations through education and interpretive programs, research, preservation, and restoration to perpetuate the memory of events and honor the people involved in these sites.


Pacific Historic Parks vision is to be the leading organization supporting significant historical sites in the Pacific for future generations.

Join our volunteers today and personally help with this important effort. We have volunteer opportunities at WWII Valor in the Pacific Visitor Center and also in other areas of our organization. Each volunteer opportunity has it's own unique way of bringing history to our visitors and students around the world.

Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Data Entry
  • History
  • Basic Computer Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This volunteer opportunity can be achieved in any location of the volunteers choice. The volunteer does not have to be physically on the island of Oahu.

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