Volunteer

Give the Gift of Time: Volunteers, We Need You!

As a volunteer-run organization, we depend on the generosity of genealogy-loving people like you to help us continue to offer our many services and programs. Do any of the following appeal to you? Contact us using the form at the bottom of the page to discuss your interests and our possibilities.  

Two of Our Most Popular Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteer in the Sahyun Genealogical Library

Volunteer one day a month for a 3-hour morning or afternoon shift. Training is provided. A unique opportunity to become acquainted with our library. Contact the Library.

Index Records at Home

Help us add content to our database – which will help other genealogists for years to come. Experience isn’t necessary, but you should know how to use a spreadsheet program (or be willing to learn) and be willing to make occasional visits to public record offices. Most of these data entry projects can be done at home on your own computer.  Contact Research

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Programs & Education need someone to help set up the equipment for hybrid meetings at the library and at the church for our Saturday monthly meetings. This requires people who are comfortable working with a Windows laptop, knowledgeable about connecting to WiFi, and familiar with Zoom.

 

Responsibilities include downloading files from our cloud server at Box.com and setting up the Owl 360 for conferencing with remote attendees, for which we’ll provide training.

 

We are seeking two volunteers. One of these volunteers will need to be onsite at the church by 9:30 a.m. each month. They may also be asked to pick up the equipment from the library and bring it to the church.

 

If you are interested in helping, please contact the Technology Team.

Help with ongoing regular updates and occasional modifications to our new website. Previous experience working with websites is required. WordPress experience is a big plus.

 

You’ll assist with uploading content to the Book Angels page, adding events to the calendar, posting Ancestors West and Tree Tips issues, uploading webinar recordings, and modifying text on web pages.

 

This work can be done from home at your convenience. Training will be provided. Please contact the Webmaster if you are interested.

Records Preservation needs an Excel expert to assist with reformatting data to upload to our new online database. This requires familiarity with Excel functions for transforming dates, executing Excel macros, and HTML.

 

This work can be done from home at your convenience. Training will be provided. If you have these skills and are detail-oriented, please contact Research to learn more.

A person is needed to oversee refreshments for the monthly General Meetings and occasional other events. The time commitment is approximately six hours per month, 8:30 am - noon on the third Saturday of each month (except August).
 
General Tasks:
  1. Arrange for volunteers to bring snacks.
  2. Attend the monthly General Meetings at the church; arrive early (8:30) to set up the refreshment area.
  3. Make coffee and clean up after the meeting.
  4. Monitor the refreshment area during the meeting; rearrange and tidy up as needed.
  5. Lock the church if you are the last person leaving.

Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator if you can help.

Assists the SBCGS Treasurer and Finance Officer with clerical and other finance related tasks.  The time commitment is approximately 4-5 hours each month.  

 

Duties:  Collects, opens and sorts SBCGS mail.  Review expense reimbursement requests. Collect cash and checks; prepare deposits. Upload financial documents to Box.com. File financial records monthly. Be trained to serve as back up resource for Quickbooks data entry and reconciliations and other online accounts.

 

Requirements: Available to volunteer about 4 hours per month; knowledge of Society operations.  Activities could be done during a shift as a Library Assistant volunteer (especially on a quiet day).  

 

Contact: Kathy Cremeen (Volunteer Coordinator) or Bob Goeller (Finance Officer) for more information

Join a Committee

Any MBAs out there? This committee monitors and helps manage the Society's finances. Help us continue to be financially healthy. Contact Finance below. 

Oversees and coordinates the Society’s fundraising activities including the annual appeal, planned giving, and other creative fundraising methods. The only experience needed is an interest or background in fundraising. Contact Development below. 

Plans and implements the Society’s education programs and events. These include classes, webinars, seminars, Family History Month, Special Interest Groups, and more. Contact Education below. Contact Education below. 

Helps manage the Society’s investment portfolios, held for long-term needs, through sound policy and strategy. Knowledge of financial investment instruments, including performance assessment and/or trust management, is desired. Review of monthly reports, quarterly meetings. Contact Finance below. 

The library committee oversees the Sahyun Genealogical Library’s administrative, financial, and physical operations including development and maintenance of the library collection and services and recruitment and training of library volunteer staff. There are also two subcommittees: 

Aesthetics

Help us keep the Library looking professional and attractive, and feeling comfortable. Contact the Library. 

Book Acquisitions

Love books? This group selects and purchases books for the Library’s collection, manages Book Angels, and solicits book suggestions from the membership. Contact the Library below. 

Are you interested in genealogical research, creating public exhibits, and/or event planning? Maybe you have great ideas for community events and outreach opportunities. As most things are virtual these days, you can assist us from your own home. Contact Outreach below.

Help us maintain the Society’s 1.5-acre property (library, four other major buildings, parking areas, and unused land). Experience in property management, real estate development, building and landscape maintenance, project management, and/or construction is helpful, but not required. Contact Property below. 

Assist the Public Relations Director with publicizing the Society’s activities both online, in the media, and in the community. Writing, editing, photography, promotion, social media, and other PR skills are a plus. Contact Publicity below.

Assist Research with scanning and indexing of local documents and records to add to our database collection. Contact Research below.

This fun committee plans social events for Society members and volunteers, as well as the biannual Honors Luncheon. Contact Social below. 

If you enjoy technology, join this team. We provide the platform and tools that members use to create, control, and access content – both for genealogical data and Society records and files. We’re looking for experience or background in IT, either as a professional or as a knowledgeable user. Contact Tech Team below. 

Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to maintain our lists of interested members and their skills, track open volunteer positions, and recruit volunteers for special events. Contact Volunteers below.

Become a Volunteer!

Fill out the form below to contact a committee. 

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