Volunteering with TGS is a great way to meet other TGS members, grow and expand your skills, and give back to the broader genealogy community by helping us to compile genealogical resource materials and make them accessible to other researchers. No matter what your age, experience, or skill set, we want and need your help. Training is provided, and hours are flexible.
Information Technology Committee - Are you the "tecchie" or "computer geek" type? The TGS IT team (currently led by Dave Haslett) team could use your help in setting up and maintaining our computers, printers, scanners, and information management systems.
TGS Quarterly Editorial Board - Share your knowledge and experience, or your recent genealogical discoveries! Gete published! Support the Editors of the TGS Quarterly (currently Mechelle Foos and Brenda Kelly) with ideas and suggestions for content, and perhaps writing a column or articles or abstracting genealogical data for publication.
Conference Committee - We are currently working on details for the 2018 Annual Conference, and beginning to think about 2019. Get on board now, and help us put together another great conference! Time requirement: Minimal. Most active in March-April just prior to the Conference. The 2018 Conference Planning team is in place, but will need more help as we get closer to the April date.
Education Committee - Do you have ideas for genealogy workshop topics that would be of broad interest? Do you enjoy teaching? Maybe you would be willing to help in a support role by preparing and assembling course handout materials? Join the education committee (currently headed up by Terry Stahl) and help us continue to build and strengthen our educational offerings. Time requirement: variable.
Library Volunteers - Serve as a volunteer librarian, assisting library patrons and helping us to keep the library clean and orderly. Training is provided, and new library volunteers will be paired with an experienced librarian. Time requirement: One or more 4-hour shift per month during library operating hours (weekday afternoons and Saturdays).
Looking Forward 2018 and Beyond - This special committee will work with Marty Flanagan to look at what is best for TGS in the future and present their findings to the Board and membership. Particularly needed are volunteers with expertise in real estate, construction, finances, organizational skills, visionary view of the future, and good old common sense.
Annual Picnic Committee - The group will help plan and put on the annual members' picnic, usually held the first Saturday in August.
Research Committee - Do you love helping others with their genealogical research? Volunteers are needed on the research committee (currently chaired by Barb LaClair) to answer research requests.
Indexing - Several ongoing indexing projects are being carried out at TGS and help is always needed. Some of these indexing jobs can be done from your home.
To apply for any of these or other volunteer positions with TGS, use our Contact Form to let us know your interests.