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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation

FamilyHistoryWA (FHWA) relies on dedicated volunteers to undertake a wide range roles including our Management Committee, various Sub-Committees, Appointed Positions, our team of Library Assistants, and many others that are behind the scenes.

Without the ongoing assistance of all of our volunteers, the services and facilities provided to our members and the public, would be much poorer.

There are many opportunities for members to assist in the smooth running of FHWA, and help ensuring that we continue to provide our products and services. 

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Any member who would like to assist is encouraged to contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator, outlining the position of interest, by email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please download our pdfVolunteer Application Form. Fill in the form, and either scan and email is as an attachment to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mail it to the FHWA address on the form.

The following positions are currently available...
No. Role Description
 1 President  
 2 Public Relations & Events Officer  
 3 Editor - Western Ancestor (Expected)

The role is responsible for the publication of the Western Ancestor. It requires someone with the following skills and experience:

  • a good understanding of genealogical research practices
  • well organised and able to meet deadlines
  • some experience in editing or publishing, or strong interest in these areas
 4 AFFHO Representative

 The role will require you to:

  • attend an online meeting of approx. 60 mins duration every quarter that is held at either 3pm or 4pm (WST).
  • make a brief written report after each meeting and forward to the FHWA Secretary

The time commitment for this role is about 8 hours per year.

 5 Project Working Group Volunteers

Project Volunteers primarily work from home. They will normally be: 

  • transcribing data from newspapers and other historic documents to an MSExcel spreadsheet.
  • proof reading data that has been entered against original documents

Project volunteers may be required to go to the Battye Library to capture images of newspaper that are required for indexing.
While experince with Excel is desirable it not essential. Training will be provided. 

 6 Library Volunteers To assist Members in their FHWA library searching - Regular hours and a great atmosphere - Training provided
 7 JOOMLA Developer A suitably qualified person to maintain the FHWA website using Joomla CMS
 8 Historian Appropriately qualified person to update and maintain the History of FHWA



Last Updated on Saturday, 07 August 2021 13:59

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