Volunteer With Us!

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 "techie" 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. If interested, contact us at tgstopeka.tech@gmail.com
TGS Quarterly Editorial Board -  Share your knowledge and experience, or your recent genealogical discoveries! Get 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. If interested, contact us at tgseditor@tgstopeka.org
Conference Committee -   We are currently working on details for the 2020 Annual Conference, and beginning to think about 2021.  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.  If interested, contact us at tgstopeka.conference@gmail.com.
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 and help us continue to build and strengthen our educational offerings. Time requirement: variable.  If interested, contact us at topgensoceducation@gmail.com.
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).  If interested, please contact us at tgslibrarycoord@gmail.com.
Annual Picnic Committee - The group will help plan and put on the annual members' meeting and picnic, usually held the first Saturday in August. If interested, please contact Janice Ashby at janiceashby3131@yahoo.com.
Annual Open House - Volunteers will assist with planning and hosting our annual Open House, held in October.  If interested, contact us at webmaster@tgstopeka.org.
Research Committee - Do you love helping others with their genealogical research?  Volunteers are needed on the research committee to answer research requests.  If interested, please contact  us at research@tgstopeka.org .
Indexing  & Scanning- Several indexing and digitization projects are being carried out at TGS and help is always needed. Some of these indexing jobs can be done from your home. If interested, please contact us at research@tgstopeka.org
Committee Chairs - Join our Leadership Team -  We currently have openings for Chairs of the standing committees listed below.  In addition to leading and managing the work of their respective committees, Committee Chairs serve as (non-voting) members of our Board of Directors, and are expected to attend Board meetings and provide the Board with periodic reports on the activities of their committee.  
Current Openings:  Administration, Building, Education, Finance, Publicity & Marketing, Research & Records Preservation. 
If you have interest in any of these positions, please contact Janice Ashby at janiceashby3131@yahoo.com
To apply for any of these or other volunteer positions with TGS, use our Contact Form to let us know your interests.