Action opportunity available: Help us transcribe interviews!

Help make history with just a few hours of your time

We are working with local residents of the southern Caribbean coast of Costa Rica to build a digital public archive that documents the history and identity of its people. To this end, we are collecting short interviews with many different people that collectively will comprise a valuable contribution to this growing archive and allow the community to play an active role in writing its own history.

We are seeking transcription volunteers to help us process the interviews and information we are collecting from residents and share it back with the community in a timely manner.

Each interview takes approximately 1-2 hours to transcribe. Instruction and audio files will be sent to you, and you will email us back with a word document of the transcription.

We are looking for volunteers in both English and Spanish. You will need a computer with a word processor and headphones.

View the volunteer listing on