Volunteer to help with the Paralympic collection

Photograph of a paralympic archer

Buckinghamshire Archives is home to the memory of Buckinghamshire. We collect, care for and present the written and photographic history of the county.

We need volunteers to help catalogue Buckinghamshire’s extensive Paralympic archive collections

The Paralympic collection

The first Stoke Mandeville Games took place in 1948. Since then, Buckinghamshire has become well-known as the birthplace of the Paralympic movement. Important collections of materials on the Paralympic movement are held by Buckinghamshire Archives and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust. These belong to:

  • International Wheelchair & Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS)
  • WheelPower (The British Wheelchair Sports Foundation)

Become a volunteer

Much of the material in these important collections has not been catalogued yet. It is not available to historians and other researchers. We need archive volunteers to work at either:

  • Buckinghamshire Archives in Aylesbury
  • the Heritage Trust at Stoke Mandeville Stadium

About you

You will need to:

  • be familiar with using Microsoft Excel
  • have good attention to detail
  • be able to work with us for at least three hours a week

What you will gain

In your role as archive volunteer, you will gain experience of handling and listing historical documents. You will also help to uncover stories relating to the history of the Paralympic movement.

Contact the archives team

If you are interested in becoming an archive volunteer, email: