Volunteer at SGS
SGS has several upcoming events and projects and we need you.
Japanese Genealogy Seminar on February 2nd and 3rd at the Central Branch of the Seattle Public Library. We need several volunteers the week prior to the event to assemble handouts. On both days, we need volunteers to arrive by 8:45 am and greet attendees. We also need volunteers to distribute lunch on Saturday.
Spring 2019 Seminar on May 18th and 19th with Diahan Southard - the Seminar Committee needs help prior to the event to mail brochures, transport supplies to the venue, purchase snacks; and on the day of the event - help with set-up and break down. We also need lunchtime table hosts to facilitate conversations.
Board Elections are coming up! We need several members to join our Nominations Committee. Committee members are elected each spring along with the Board of Directors. If you want to assume a leadership role on the Board or help recruit new Board members, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2020 Suffrage Centennial in Washington State - SGS will submit a grant for $5,000 this April to develop and deliver commemorative programs in 2020. Do you have an ancestor who was a suffragette? Or a female ancestor who lived in Washington state in 1920? We are seeking pictures, letters, journals, stories and family history. Help us plan one or more events focused on the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment. Want to learn more? Check out the Washington State Historical Society's web site.
100th Anniversary of SGS in 2023 - it is not too early to begin planning now. What events and programs do you envision to commemorate our 100th anniversary? What role do you want to play? Help us plan events to celebrate 100 years of SGS.
Indexers - we have more indexing projects lined up this winter and spring. Index when you want and where you want. Help SGS get those records online and searchable!
Ongoing projects and opportunities include:
• Write an article for the SGS Journal. Review the Writing Guidelines for submission requirements.
• Be a presenter for one of our monthly programs:
-- Intermediate Research Series topics
• Become a Desk Volunteer and help visitors to our wonderful library
• Research assistants to complete look-up requests
If you are interested in volunteering with SGS, please contact Heidi L Mair, Director of Volunteers, email@example.com to set up a time to discuss your interests and our opportunities.