Volunteer call out

We are looking for volunteers help us produce an online map of  London’s childcare history. The map will be produced using archive material, including oral history interviews.

What will you do?

You can choose to take part in some or all of the following tasks:

  • Research – we need to explore the archive material we have collected, or which is held in existing archives, to find projects and campaigns to map.  We are running a series of archive mapping drop ins in October and November, contact us if you’d like to join to get a taster of the work.
  • Summarise oral history interviews – we have recorded interviews that need to be time code summarised so we can find material within them to use on the map.
  • Write clear, succinct and engaging entries for the map
  • Source images to use on the map.

What will you get?

Training and support.

All expenses paid – including the cost of childcare or other care commitments you have.

Time frame:

We are working on the map between October 2023 and March 2024. Archive mapping can happen outside of working hours, and some tasks can be done remotely.

To express interest:

Please email [email protected]

Join our taster session on Wednesday 18 October by registering here

What is the project?

Grow Your Own is a project that is recording oral history interviews and collecting an archive of material related to childcare activism, campaigns and projects in London. The main aim of the project is to share past experiences of organising for better childcare with people working to improve child care today. As part of this project, we are creating an online map which will highlight many childcare projects, campaigns and initiatives that existed across London. The project is also making a podcast series (Childcare Voices), a campaigners toolkit and a play resource.