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Get involved!

Are you interested in supporting our work, joining a friendly team, and boosting your CV?


We’re looking for volunteers to help us to develop Uncomfortable York, a new expansion of Uncomfortable Oxford and Uncomfortable Cambridge!


Our volunteering opportunities are listed below. Please fill out the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest. You can also put forward your own idea for a volunteer role!


Contact us here if you would like to receive an email when we're next recruiting for paid tour guides.


Blog Volunteers


We’re looking for clear and enthusiastic writers to produce short articles about ‘uncomfortable’ histories for our blog.


You can either send us a fifty-word pitch for your idea or we can provide topics for inspiration. We’re particularly interested in stories about:


  • Local social histories

  • Cambridgeshire landmarks, street names, or places outside of Cambridge city centre

  • Relevant exhibitions, events, or initiatives in the area


Please see the articles on the website of our parent organisation, Uncomfortable Oxford, for examples.


Marketing Volunteers


Gain marketing experience, while spreading the word about Uncomfortable ~~~York~~~. Liaise with our team to:


  • Create content for our social media pages

  • Develop strategies for reaching out to tourists and day-trippers

  • Contact local organisations, colleges, and societies to advertise our tours 

Let us know how much time you have to spare on the form below!


Script Development Volunteers


Are you a researcher with a keen interest in public engagement? We’re looking for volunteers to help us create future tour scripts. While our Original Tour covers a range of ‘uncomfortable’ topics, we’re also aiming to develop a variety of ‘specialised’ tours which explore particular social histories in the city, from LGBTQIA+ histories to scientific histories. 


  • Follow research leads

  • Write concise tour stops

  • Plan viable tour routes 


See the website of our parent organisation, Uncomfortable Oxford, for an example of the variety of tours which they have on offer.

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Register your interest here!

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