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Volunteering

  • Transcribe records and upload data

Without volunteers FIBIS wouldn’t exist as we are run totally by unpaid volunteers. You don’t need to be retired with lots of spare time to volunteer either, as we have many virtual volunteering opportunities. Virtual volunteering can be carried out from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night. All virtual volunteering positions are marked with a [V] throughout the volunteering pages of this website. Whether you can spare just an hour a week or an hour a day, we will have something you can help with. Donating your time and skills in this way, helps us make our records available online and therefore helps others find long lost family or missing ancestors on our website.

Volunteering opportunities

Research team

Our research team help FIBIS to provide personal research services at the India Office Records, held at the British Library and certain other London Archives, to those who are unable to access the records due to distance or disability.

Website team

The website team helps in uploading datasets, documents, records and images to the FIBIS website, articles to the FIBIS wiki and filming, recording and editing talks and events for the FIBIS website and the FIBIS YouTube channel. 

Transcription team

Our large and ever-growing FIBIS database website owes a huge debt to the many volunteers who have given up their free time to transcribe documents into a suitable format. All you need is a computer and internet connection.