Make a Global Difference

World History Encyclopedia is a non-profit organization publishing the world's most-read history encyclopedia. Our mission is to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.

The organization is run by a small group of core staff and many volunteers from all over the world, driven by the belief that history is exciting and it should be told not in expensive books, but for free on the internet.

Join us and help over 30 million people learn about history every year, all across the globe. Your work will help students, teachers and members of the public appreciate cultural heritage, widen their horizons and enable them to better understand the globalized world we live in today.

Volunteer Positions

We're always looking for volunteers to help us. Whether you're an academic, a retiree, a student, or a professional; whether you work in a library, in a marketing agency, or in a university... everyone has skills that can help us!

At the moment we are particularly looking for:

If you don't see any position listed here that fits you but you'd still like to volunteer, please feel free to contact us anyway!

Join us! You don't even have to leave your home to do it: Our team collaborates entirely online, without any office. We have fun doing our work and there's a true spirit of camaraderie in the WHE team.


Both volunteers and employees get a variety of benefits, dependent on their role at World History Encyclopedia. Once a volunteer has shown regular commitment, we provide them with all the materials they need, including:

  • Books
  • Museum tickets
  • Software
  • Digital subscriptions
World History Enyclopedia also pays for all travel expenses related to attending events to represent the organization.

Paid Positions

We do not offer any paid positions; all our employed core staff is recruited from our pool of volunteers. We prefer to hire people who have shown us that they are already passionate about what we do.

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