Volunteer Biographers support those with a life-limiting illness to: Shape a History or Reflection of their Life. Record Details of Key Events. Save information which may otherwise be Lost. Leave a Tribute to Loves One's. Biographers spend an hour or two every week or fortnight with the client to record their reflections, and then type this up into a written record. A biography usually takes six or seven sessions, with it being developed together over that time, often also with photos and other memorabilia. When finished it is printed and presented to the client.