Support us

We need your help to safeguard Hampshire’s wonderful archival heritage and make it accessible for today’s and future generations


We benefit greatly from work undertaken by our volunteers, which includes:

  • detailed cataloguing of documents and archive film material
  • representing the service at events such as local and family history fairs
  • taking archive talks and film shows out to communities

Although there is currently a waiting list for our volunteer projects, we welcome contact from those wishing to take part in the future.

We add the contact details of people who would like to volunteer to a waiting list. When we are recruiting for a volunteer task, we email this list. All our potential volunteers receive details and can apply to take part.

Contact us to volunteer


We make no charge for storing, cataloguing, conserving and providing access to over 1,000 years of Hampshire’s recorded history. But these all cost a significant amount of money. Today we face the huge challenge of keeping history at your fingertips in the face of ongoing budget cuts faced by all local authority services.

If you are keen to help and value the services we provide, you can make a monetary contribution. You can:

  • make an online donation
  • use one of our donations boxes on your next visit

All donations will be ring-fenced to Hampshire Archives and Local Studies.

Make a donation