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Volunteers - We Need You!

 
Dorothy and Helen scanning naturalization records
Dorothy and Helen scanning naturalization records.
 
We are looking for people interested in helping with these important positions:
 
Technology Team:
Provides the platform and tools that members use to create, control, and access content -- both genealogical data and Society records and files. If you enjoy technology and would like to participate, we'd love to have you join the team.
Experience: background in IT, either as a professional or as a knowledgeable user.
Contact: Milt Hess
 
Development Committee - new committee. Oversees and coordinates the Society's fundraising programs and activities such as the Annual Appeal, planned-giving, and other creative fundraising methods. 
Experience: Interest or background in fundraising.
 
Property Committee - Oversees the maintenance of the Society's 1.5 acres of property including our library, four other major buildings, parking areas, and unused land. We are strengthening our maintenance of the buildings that provide much-needed rental income. 
Experience: - Property management, real estate development, building maintenance, project management, and construction.
Contact: Fred Marsh  
Do You Have Some Carpentry Skills?
The Property Team needs help from someone with carpentry skills to replace a door that has reached the end of its useful life. This door is the only access to one of our occupied storage units. Please contact Fred Marsh at property@sbgen.org or call (805) 705-0102 if you have the skills and are willing to help the Society by providing the labor and tools needed to replace an exterior door in an existing frame.
 
Investment Committee - Oversees the SBCGS investment portfolio(s) to ensure that SBCGS funds, held for long-term needs, are managed through sound policy and strategy.
Experience - Knowledge of financial investment instruments, including performance assessment, or trust management are desired.
Time commitment - receive and review monthly investment reports; attend quarterly Committee meetings.
Contact: Mary Hall
 
Social Committee Chair - this is a fun committee that plans social events for Society members and volunteers as well as the biannual Honor Luncheon. 
Skills - organized, leadership skills, and enjoy planning social events. 
Time Commitment - the time required for this job varies with the number of events planned by the committee each year. 
 
Library Volunteers -
Please consider volunteering one day a month for a 3-hour morning or afternoon shift. Training will be offered. This is a unique opportunity to become acquainted with our library!
Contact: info@sbgen.org
 
Volunteer Coordinator:
Maintain a list of interested members and their skills. Keep track of open volunteer positions. Help provide volunteers for special events. Volunteer here.
 
Records Preservation Projects Volunteer:
If you would like to help us create databases for our Webpage — which will help other genealogists for many years to come — consider being an SBCGS Project Volunteer. Although experience isn’t necessary, you should know how to use a spreadsheet program (or be willing to learn) and be willing to visit public record offices occasionally. Most data entry projects can be done at home on your own computer. Contact Dorothy Oksner for more information and how you can help. Visit this page to learn more about projects with which you might want to help.
 
Public Relations:
The Public Relations Committee is looking for people interested in writing, editing, developing materials, and working with a committee to publicize our many social and educational events, and more. Volunteer here.
 
Speaker's Bureau Coordinator:
The Outreach Committee is looking for someone to coordinate speaking engagements with groups outside of the Society and the speakers. Speaking engagements are currently offered virtually, but eventually we will bring back our in-person speaking engagements while continuing our virtual presentations. 
Contact Holly Snyder for more information.
 
Education: K - 6:
Are you interested in working with elementary school teachers or children? We have a collection of over 50 K-6 educational books available on a loan basis and we need someone to help put the books to good use and disseminate information to teachers county-wide. Contact Diane Sylvester for more information.
 
Boy Scout Genealogy Merit Badge Workshop:
Help us offer a free workshop to help Boy Scouts earn a genealogy merit badge. Please email sbcgs-education@sbgen.org if you are interested.