Get Involved


Join our research team as a volunteer for the exciting citizen science project, OzDocs. You don’t need any research experience and you can participate online from home.

What’s involved

As a volunteer in the Ozdocs program you will have the opportunity to explore fascinating historical records and collections including:

  • Early newspapers
  • Photographs
  • Artworks
  • Correspondence and accounts from early settlers
  • Accounts of colonial scholars

You’ll be searching these historical records to uncover valuable information about Australia’s turbulent climate history. OzDocs volunteers are digging up detailed accounts of droughts, floods, bush fires, locust plagues and there’s so much more waiting to be discovered.

Painting of a bush Fire in Victoria circa 1912

Image courtesy of National Library of Australia

You can chose to work on high priority tasks or we can help you find a task that suits your personal interests.

Sign up to be a volunteer or learn more about OzDocs.

Already a National Library of Australia volunteer Text Corrector? Find out how you can contribute.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the project team at