The Chronicle Project

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For over a century, volunteers have been the backbone of our communities. In Cardiff, volunteering led directly to the creation of VCS – a landmark charity working to engage, encourage and inspire.

Using the First World War as its starting point and spanning the century up to 2014, The Chronicle Project is unearthing historical records related to volunteering in archives, museums, and libraries across Cardiff, including records kept by voluntary organisations.


A team of volunteers are recording an oral history, holding workshops, hosting community radio programmes, podcasts, walking tours, exhibitions, and an online archive of 100 years of community engagement in Europe’s youngest capital city.

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For more information please contact:
Klavdija Erzen – Project Co-ordinator
+44 (0)29 2132 2627

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