Volunteer with California Genealogical Society

Did you know that the California Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer organization? From the president and the board of directors to the researchers, the bookkeepers, and the people who shelve books, we all are volunteers because we love genealogy and interacting with others who share our passion for genealogy.

Are you a current member interested in helping out? Do you have some skills to share and some free time? We have projects that you can work on at home as well as projects at the library. To volunteer, use this form.

 

Current list of CGS Volunteer Opportunities

 

Position   Description   Hours   Contact
             
Book Repair Assistant   Help keep our books in serviceable condition for researchers. No prior experience necessary. On the job training and continuous support.   Meets the second Tuesday of the month. Training will be provided.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
            
Book Repair Co-Chair   Workable knowledge of bookmaking/book repair, ability to work with and instruct others, knowledge of the record keeping process and know where to purchase the unique materials used for repair.   Meets Second Tuesday of the Month.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Computer Maintenance   Volunteers are needed to help keep our computers in top shape. Maintenance is scheduled on Mondays for 3-4 hours. Above average computer skills required. Training will be provided.   Mondays at the library.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Desk Duty at the Library   Be the face of CGS as a volunteer receptionist. Welcome our patrons to the library, shelve books, answer the telephone. It's a wonderful way to meet people and to learn more about our society.   One day per month during library hours. Thursday or Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-4. Training will be provided.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Event Organizer   Do you have some great ideas about 1-2 offsite events? Get to know big name speakers, arrange venues, work with a committee of volunteers to put on fun educational events for our members. We also need an Events Assistant, Post-Event Survey Manager, Offsite Events Assistant and a Marketing Assistant.   Hours are flexible. Must be someone who enjoys organizing events. (Post-Event Survey Manager can be done remotely.) We have past experience and can offer assistance.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Wordsmiths   Like to write? Are you organized? Want to learn more about social media? Then we want you! Looking for CGS members to help with blog entries, social media and our eNews. Can be done remotely.   Hours vary. Can be done remotely.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Volunteer Database Manager   Maintain database of current and past volunteers.   Hours vary. Can be done remotely.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Instructors   Interested in teaching other genealogy enthusiasts about a special niche in the search for our ancestors? We are always looking for new instructors.   Hours vary..   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Library   Assistance is needed cataloging our books (experience suggested), training will be provided. Additional volunteer tasks are available. Must come to the library, schedule is flexible.   Hours vary. Must come to the library.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Membership   Become part of the CGS "Welcome Wagon!" Two to three individuals are needed for membership outreach.   Hours vary.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
             
Membership   Computer savvy with skills including Word and Excel. These are needed to do the mail merge documents for billing, and to watch over the Wild Apricot database.    Hours vary.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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