Get Involved

If you’re interested in WWI history related to Judaism and Sussex, family history, local research, or working on creative and heritage projects, then do get in touch.

We’d love to have you involved in this exciting new project starting in April 2019. Our first meeting takes place from 10.30-12.30pm on 24th April at our office in Brighton.

We’re currently seeking Volunteer Archive Researchers to support knowledge and history throughout this project. If you’re interested in getting involved then do get in touch. Training will be given.

Shalom Sussex –  The Jewish Community in WWI Project

Volunteer Roles: Archive Researchers


Strike a Light – Arts & Heritage is a Community Interest Company, based in Sussex, that uses people’s life stories and memories to engage a wide range of groups in creative and heritage activities, and making art to transform public and private spaces.

The Archive Researchers will receive support and training to:

  • Visit and work in The Keep archive in Brighton on a number of occasions
  • Visit the Centre for German-Jewish Studies
  • Support reminiscence activities
  • Visit national archives including Imperial War Museum and other related venues
  • Attend events, exhibitions and outings related to Shalom Sussex project
  • Copy and write up the material gathered so that it can be used by the project and on the website

Skills Required:

  • Learn new skills and think creatively about material in archives
  • Persistence – to find information in archives
  • An interest in local history
  • A positive and imaginative approach to volunteering
  • Good interpersonal and team working skills

For more information, please contact:

Shalom Sussex Project Manager

Email: / Tel: 07727006538

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund