Are you passionate about history? Interested in getting experience of doing original research? We need your help to uncover the stories of children who lived at the Foundling Hospital!

We are looking for Stories of Interest Volunteers to tell the story of care, by delving into our archive and researching the lives of young people at the historic Foundling Hospital.

The Foundling Hospital was the first home for children whose mothers were unable to care for them, and a key part of the beginning of the care system in the UK. From the 1730s until the 1950s, 25,000 children and young people were cared for there.

Voices Through Time: The Story of Care is a four-year programme to tell the story of care, by digitising records from the Foundling Hospital’s amazing archive and sharing the experiences of children who lived there, alongside those of young people who have been in care today.

If you are aged 18-25 and living in London why not join us on this special project? (Deadline for applications Friday 17 December 2021)

By volunteering with us you’ll have the chance to carry out brand new research with primary-source documents, discover the untold stories of children and young people in the past and become a story-teller, compiling and sharing these stories creatively.

Read the Stories of Interest Volunteer Role Description for more information and apply now by filling out the form below.

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The deadline for applications is Friday 17 December. If you have any questions about the role, contact us at: