Interested in our community? You don’t have to know a thing about the history of our community, nor do you need to have experience with computers or museums. All you need to volunteer is a little time and an interest in meeting wonderful people!
We have far more good ideas on how to spread the benefits of the Society than we have time or volunteers to carry them out. Among the many areas where we welcome volunteer help are:
- Docents for summer opening hours of the Observer Building (typically 4 hour sessions once per week.
- Transcribing old handwritten documents Cataloging items
- Planning and building displays of artifacts and documents
- Identifying photos – people, places and events
- Research for our members and for the public
- Assistance with activities
- Cataloging. Almost every week we receive donations of items from the public. They must be inventoried and cataloged. We use a powerful but easy to learn database called “PastPerfect”. We are happy to train even computer neophytes in helping us maintain and to research in our catalog.
A group of volunteers meets every Thursday in the Observer building, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Some folks are with us just an hour or two. Others stay most of the day. Most of us take time out for lunch (and reminiscence and maybe a little gossip….).
For more information contact Mary or Chris, or any board member, at any time. Better yet, just drop by the Observer building in Union Square almost any Thursday from 10:00 a.m.!
Come join us! You will enjoy wonderful company!