Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR)

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Lynn Kable
Main Address:
156 Patrick Henry Highway
Amherst, VA 24521
Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc.
PO Box 117
Clifford, VA 24533
Volunteer Opportunity:

Transcriber of videotaped interviews

Transcriber will watch and listen to videotaped interviews with individuals who taught or went to school in Amherst County between 1916 and 1975. There are about 95 more interviews to be transcribed, ranging in time from 15 minutes to one hour. The words for each interview must be typed into the computer and accurately saved.

A person who succeed in this volunteer work would:
(1.) Have an interest in elders, love to listen to their grandparents, or other seniors, tell stories of the old days.
(2.) Be a good typist on the computer, and not mind listening to material again and again to make sure that they are transcribing the right words and phrases.
(3.) Have a good ear for dialect and for the words and phrases of people from different cultures, areas, ages.

This volunteer work could be a few hours a week or could be one or two interviews transcribed by one person, and two by someone else. AGAR's projects on schools were supported in part by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the Greater Lynchburg Community Trust (now Foundation) between 2009 and 2015 but the transcription needs to be finished. AGAR's "Amherst Schools" video documentaries have been shown by museums, libraries, universities and religious and civic organizations, are on display on the "Discover Virginia" YouTube channel and of VFH and the audio project of Virginia Tech for K-12 students, "Voices of Virginia." The interviews sometimes make you laugh, sometimes cry, but they are always interesting. They concern segregation and integration, with interviews ranging from early 20th century students whose families were sharecroppers who attended one-room schools when the crops were in, to parents and children who were the first to attend integrated schools, to Monacans who went to school in the log cabin that now has been restored and serves as part of the Monacan Ancestral Museum.


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Office Support


Next occurrence is
Sat, 03/06/2021  
Repeats every day from Oct 6th, 2020 to Apr 6th, 2021.
Opportunity can occur at any time, day or night, within a selected date range.

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