Volunteer With Us

Volunteers are vital to the work that we do. Our volunteers work in a range of different roles and on various projects depending on their background and skills. English is the working language of the archive.
We usually work with between 10 to 15 volunteers at any one time. Our volunteers come from all over the world, from diverse backgrounds, with different abilities and from various age groups. Many of them are expats or repatriates.


We ask for enthusiasm, an inquisitive mind, computer literacy and an interest in social history. Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 10:00 – 16:00. We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 day per week at the archive over a period of at least 6 months, although the occasional short-term project is possible. This time commitment is because often project-related training is necessary.
We offer the opportunity to join a professional team, make a valuable contribution, receive training suitable for the role and opportunities to develop new skills. Our volunteers have a variety of professional and scholarly backgrounds, but having skills or experience in archival studies, library studies, marketing or social media is always a plus.


We offer opportunities for internships, ideally combined with a research project. To find out more, please contact us.

How To Apply

If you would like to be considered for a volunteer role with the Expatriate Archive Centre, send your CV and a letter of motivation to welcome@xpatarchive.com.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions about volunteering with us.