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Volunteer with us

Can you help us to keep the Eighth in the East flying?

We’d love you to play a part in making this project a success. In fact we really couldn’t do it without you. From archaeology to oral history & museum development, there’s a wide range of volunteering opportunities on offer to you. All of these include full training and support .

Community Archaeology

Be a part of the team as we explore the airfield sites of the 8th USAAF across the East of England.  You’ll have the opportunity to find out more about being an archaeologist, learn new skills and take part in community archaeology surveys as we look to discover just what remains of this story in our local towns and villages. From field walking to photography, site surveying to small digs, there is sure to be something for people of all ages.

Oral History.

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the lives of the people who live down your street?  Do you want to help record their stories for future generations? We will provide you with full training in oral history recording and all the equipment you will need to share the stories of those around you. If you have ever wanted to try your hand at interviewing, audio recording or transcribing peoples memories then this is for you.

Museum Development.

There are many excellent museums across the East of England hosting wonderful collections that tell the story if the 8th USAAF during World War Two. Many are located on the actual airfield sites and prove a fitting memorial to this time. What they desperately need are volunteers to help keep their work alive for the future. We can provide you with information about supporting these museums and give to you training so that your time with them is a success.

Sharing the Story.

There’s lots of different ways by which you can support our work.  We’re also interested in hearing from you if you feel you can contribute to our work in any other ways. From helping out with admin tasks around the office, photography & film making, lending a hand at our events to joining in with our education activites your time and skills will really make difference.

By volunteering with the Eighth in the East you will help us preserve this precious history whilst learning new skills. There’s never been a better time to get involved in your local community and what better way then by keeping your history alive.

So don’t delay – drop us a line  for further information today.