Transcription project for the Coram Foundling Hospital

Volunteering opportunity on behalf of the Coram's Foundling Hospital

How can you help?

We are on the hunt for people passionate about the past and the story
of care to volunteer to help us transcribe these precious records. We
are digitising over 100,000 pages of these from Coram's Foundling
Hospital, covering the years 1741-1908. These include letters from
mothers appealing for their children to be admitted to the Hospital,
fabric tokens that they left as a symbol of their connection to their
children, and the details of the everyday lives of children cared for

 This is a remote volunteering opportunity and the time commitment is
completely flexible. We are using the online crowd-sourcing research
platform Zooniverse.

We would love you to share this voluntary opportunity with your
network, be that on your social channels, email communications or
newsletters. We have more information and a number of social assets we
can share if these would be of use to you. The volunteering
opportunity can be found here:

Posted 17 March 2021