Be a Virtual Volunteer
The State Library of WA has around 70,000(!) hand written WA Biographical Index (WABI) cards online that we are hoping to have transcribed into digital copy making them easier to find, use and share.
We are beginning with the Early Police in Western Australia cards and our goal is to transcribe 200 cards per day, aiming to finish the project in 12-18 months.
Go to www.virtualvolunteering.com.au and have a go at transcribing old handwriting.
Volunteering with other organisations
The Footpath Library aims to make books more accessible to the homeless and disadvantaged members of our society, change our attitudes to these people and encourage literacy. They are looking for volunteers and donations of books and other items.
Volunteering WA is the main organisation for volunteering in WA and lists hundreds of volunteering opportunities for a wide range of not-for-profits. They also run free information sessions on "Step into Volunteering".
Page last updated: Monday 10 February 2014