Oral History Transcription Volunteer - Pennsylvania

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

Are you passionate about and preserving unique and lesser-known local history? Interested in volunteering but can’t make it to the park regularly? Consider helping us save the stories of the Upper Delaware Valley region as a remote Oral History Transcription volunteer!

Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River began recording interviews with local river valley residents in the mid-1980s. Over the last 20 years, approximately 150 interviews have been recorded, but many have yet to be transcribed. Although transcription is a very time-consuming process, it is an important way to preserve local, often untold stories.

Duties include:

  • Downloading audio files provided by division supervisor (Cultural Resources).
  • Transcribing oral histories from the file collection.
  • Organizing transcriptions in a spreadsheet while also creating a finding aid, a document used to index and navigate the transcription collection.
  • Attend trainings and bi-weekly meetings on Teams to check in with progress and development of project.

This is a remote volunteer position with flexible hours and scheduling. To work remotely, the volunteer will be asked to use their personal computer or laptop with an encrypted external hard drive provided to them by their NPS supervisor. The volunteer is required to attend online trainings and must attend biweekly online meetings to check-in on project progress. When the volunteer finishes their term, all equipment and materials must be returned.

Start Date - 2024-07-04

End Date - 2025-07-04

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