Join the 2022-23 Transcribe Team

Need community service hours? Do you like history or excel at deciphering old handwriting? Earn up to 35 community service hours per school year by transcribing historical documents for the Library of Virginia and designated archives! The MLWGS Library hosts one Transcribe-a-thon in the library per quarter. In 2022-2023, they will be held on the following Wednesdays from 3:30pm-5:00pm:

  • Wednesday, Sep. 21
  • Wednesday, Nov. 16
  • Wednesday, Jan. 18
  • Wednesday, Mar. 22
two students working at laptops and putting their heads together to decode historic documents. Both are smiling.

Attending an on-campus Transcribe-a-thon also qualifies you to apply for the opportunity to transcribe on your own schedule. If your application is approved, you may earn UP TO 35 community service hours per year for all of your combined transcription efforts as long as you maintain and submit proper verification/documentation of your work. Sound good? Sign in to your GSGIS Google account and then sign up to join this year’s Transcribe Team (sign-ups for 2022-2023 will close on Friday, 12/2/2022).