Volunteering With Us

The Society of Genealogists has always relied upon the goodwill and talent of volunteers. We welcome people from all walks of life, who are vital to all areas of the Society's operations and who contribute to a range of special projects.

Volunteers can work from home or at our premises in London and can undertake a wide variety of interesting work such as for archives and library collections, digital resources development, events, and research.

We are also keen to assist students (aged 18 and over) undertaking studies of history, archives, librarianship and other related disciplines, who are seeking experience or more structured work/industry placements.

Some benefits of volunteering include:

  • The opportunity to receive training and learn new skills in a supportive environment.
  • Occasional experiences arranged just for our volunteers, such as tours and visits to other collecting organisations.
  • Invitations to two volunteer gatherings each year at which volunteer contributions are recognised.
  • Job references or statements of work experience if needed/applicable.
  • Knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to a non-profit and charitable association committed to providing excellent information resources and services for family historians throughout the UK.

If you are interested, please complete a Volunteer Expression of Interest form and tell us about yourself.

If you have any questions about volunteering at the Society, please contact Christine Worthington, Volunteer Manager.

Current Vacancies

On occasion, where the need arises, there are specific roles that may suit people with particular interests or experience.

Digital Resources Team

Book Sales Team

Graphic Designer


Some Light Reading . . . 

01/2020 Our Volunteers I : Counter Volunteers
12/2019 International Volunteer Day
11/2019 World Digital Preservation Day
10/2019 Libraries Week at the Society of Genealogists
10/2019 World Mental Health Day

Volunteer at Home


Don't live in London?

You can volunteer at home!

Ask our Volunteer Manager about current indexing and transcribing projects.

Society Ethos


The Society of Genealogists offers a unique combination of research material, guidance and support for those interested in family history.

Our ethos