Do you have some time to volunteer? This month we have several interesting volunteer opportunities.
We’ve been busy adding details about our manuscript collection to our website. Now we’re working backwards to make sure this recently transcribed data is also included in our collections software. This volunteer project is essentially copying text from word documents and/or the AHS website and pasting it into the collections software to help fill in details about our manuscript collection. Quick training is involved (under 30 minutes) otherwise this can be done any time AHS is open.
2. IMLS Collections Database Project – Two opportunities
- Be a Runner! Data entry cataloguers need help actually finding the physical items in the collection, this is a great opportunity to learn more about what’s here and where its stored
- Data Entry: There are still opportunities for transcribing paper records into our collections database software – another great way to learn about what’s here.
3. Christmas Tree Exhibit Planning
Help recruit volunteers to decorate trees for this year’s history-inspired Christmas Tree Exhibit, plan which objects are to be used for inspiration and help publicize event. There’s lots of room for creativity, and we
To volunteer or learn more about these and other upcoming volunteer projects, contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978.475.2236. You are also invited to join us at our monthly Volunteer Guild Meetings – the next one will be Thursday, March 25th at 2pm at the Historical Society!