Volunteers are at the core of the project working with us to create a shared history of the NHS. 

Since 2017 NHS at 70 recruited and trained over 160 volunteers across the UK to record oral histories who work in collaboration with us. Our volunteers bring a wide variety of life-skills and experiences that enlarge our core project team and enrich the range and depth of stories we are collecting. We are delighted that volunteers report a greater sense of wellbeing, belonging and feeling valued through these connections. 

Please note the project is no longer recruiting volunteers to record oral histories. Please get in touch if you are interested in having a chat about other voluntary opportunities we may have.



Professor Rajan Madhok moved to the UK in the 1980s to complete his medical training, intending to return to India after qualifying. However, he discovered his passion for the NHS.
Rajan Madhok, a retired director of public health and volunteer interviewer for NHS at 70, shares his thoughts on the Covid-19 pandemic through this wonderful poetry anthology, co-curated with his writing group.
'I feel privileged to have listened to so many perspectives on the crisis, the NHS, our country and the response worldwide'.
The NHS is now facing the most extraordinary period in its history as it responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. Please read our full statement here.
NHS at 70 worked in partnership with The Brain Charity to record stories for our archive of NHS history.
We are delighted to have jointly received the award for 'Best Project' at the Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) celebration held by the Faculty of Biology Medicine and Health at The University of Manchester.
We celebrated Volunteers’ Week in June with a collection of contributions from our wonderful volunteers across the UK.
Find out more about our volunteers from Manchester and South Wales