We are an all-volunteer organization, and we need your help!

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. Many of our volunteer jobs can be done remotely. Sign up today, and help us make TGS the best local genealogical organization around!

Note: Our policy is that all volunteers must be current members of TGS. Not a member? Not a problem! We would love to have you become a member today!

Sign Up to Volunteer with One of Our Committees:


Examples of other Open Volunteer Opportunities:

Join Our Leadership Team as a Board Member! –  Help to define our future, set priorities, oversee our day-to-day operations to make sure everything runs smoothly, and that we operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  Position descriptions are available here.  Orientation and Board training will be provided. 

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 encouraged to attend Board meetings and provide the Board with periodic reports on the activities of their committee. Current Openings:  Building Committee Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Marketing & Outreach Committee Chair, Records Preservation Committee Chair.  

Building Committee –  Are you handy with a hammer, or maybe have some formal experience in construction or building trades? How about experience in Real Estate or Property Management? We need your help in planning for and overseeing maintenance and upgrades to our current building, and in evaluating our options for re-location. 

AV Support Tech – Being able to offer meetings in Hybrid format, with options to attend either in person or online are wonderful, and have expanded our reach to interested individuals anywhere. The technology that allows us to offer hybrid format programming adds a layer of complexity, and we need some help in managing the technical side of things while the program coordinator and presenters focus on delivering the content.  We’re looking for someone who is comfortable operating Zoom and various audiovisual equipment, and could be present at monthly meetings (at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library) and occasionally for programs broadcast from the TGS library to help manage the tech stuff.  If interested and willing to help, please contact Barb LaClair, tgstopeka.president@gmail.com.

Video Tech – Manage recording and minor editing of presentations and programs. Upload them to our online repository, coordinate with webmaster to create links to video content from our website.

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.

Publications Manager – Oversee the production and sale of TGS Publications. Work on organizing and updating digital files to develop print-on-demand and e-pub options. Manage inventory and replenish stock as needed, fill orders, maintain up-to-date publications list and pricing, coordinate with the Chair of the Research & Records Preservation Committee in developing and producing new publications. 

Volunteer Coordinator – Help us create and implement a better system for recruiting, placement and coordination of our volunteers!   Background or experience in volunteer management or human resources would be helpful. Strong organizational, communication and people skills are essential to this job.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these capacities, or something else that you don’t see listed here, please contact us at volunteers@tgstopeka.org.

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