Get involved

From discovering local, or even international, stories in our archive or sharing those stories with our local communities, to supporting staff to care for our archive, become part of Suffolk’s story by volunteering with us.

Our volunteers bring the archive to life for researchers and local communities, making more archives accessible and connecting people to the places they live. By volunteering you will develop new skills, make new friends and conserve Suffolk’s history for the next generation.

We have a range of roles to suit people from all walks of life right across the county in our branches in Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft and Ipswich. Whether you’re building on skills you already have or are looking to gain new experiences, everyone is welcome.

If you are interested in any of the roles below please get in touch with us on

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Pride in our Past Volunteer Researcher

Stow Stories Volunteer Researcher

Britten’s High Street Volunteer Researcher

Black Aviation Units of WW2 Project Co-ordinator

Rooted in History Project Assistant

Stories of RAF Lakenheath Volunteer Project Co-ordinator

Stories of RAF Lakenheath Volunteer Researcher

Can’t see something that whets your appetite? Register your interest to find out about roles that will be coming up in the future.

Volunteer for Suffolk Record Office

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