Our mission is to enable young historians of African and Caribbean heritage to gain new skills and experience. Joining YHP as a volunteer means helping to develop exciting research into Black British history and produce dynamic public history projects. This can involve a wide range of activities, such as public speaking, writing articles, archival research, creating exhibitions, documentary film–making, social media content creation, administrative skills, and doing educational workshops in schools. We are always looking for dedicated young people of African and Caribbean heritage, aged between 16-25, to help us make a change in the History field. Read our volunteers' guide to find out more on what it means to join YHP. Fill in our contact form to express your interest.
Working with YHP
We welcome invitations, collaborations, partnership opportunities with organisations that have similar interests. We have worked with organisations like the Institute of Historical Research and the National Portrait Gallery, and our members have presented our research at universities across the UK, including Kings College London, Birkbeck University, and the University of Nottingham. We are also open to enquiries regarding our schools outreach programme, which focuses on the Greater London area.
YHP is a non-profit initiative, meaning we rely on grants and external funding to do our work. We are extremely grateful to our friends and supporters who have dedicated their time and skills to provide workshops or donations. Please get in touch if you would like to support YHP in achieving our mission. We are always looking to broaden our network!