Volunteer with the California Genealogical Society

Did you know that the California Genealogical Society is an all-volunteer organization? From the president and the board of directors to the researchers, the bookkeepers, and the people who shelve books, we all are volunteers because we love genealogy and interacting with others who share our passion for genealogy.

Are you a current member interested in helping out? Do you have some skills to share and some free time? We have projects that you can work on at home as well as projects at the library. To volunteer, use the form at the bottom of this page or contact one of our Committee Chairs to learn more about a position.

Current list of CGS Volunteer Opportunities

PositionDescriptionHoursContact
Book Repair AssistantHelp keep our books in serviceable condition for researchers. No prior experience necessary. On the job training and continuous support.Meets the second Tuesday of the month. Training will be provided.Diane Richards
Book Repair Co-ChairWorkable knowledge of bookmaking/book repair, ability to work with and instruct others, knowledge of the record keeping process and know where to purchase the unique materials used for repair.Meets Second Tuesday of the Month.Diane Richards
Computer MaintenanceVolunteers are needed to help keep our in-library computers and network functioning smoothly. Duty rotates among the volunteers, is performed weekly on Monday, and usually takes a couple of hours. Requires familiarity with Windows 10 setup and troubleshooting, you’ll get training on the specific procedures.Mondays at the library.John Ralls
Desk Duty at the LibraryBe the face of CGS as a volunteer receptionist. Welcome our patrons to the library, shelve books, answer the telephone. It’s a wonderful way to meet people and to learn more about our society.One day per month during library hours. Thursday or Friday 10-4 and Saturday 10-4. Training will be provided.Felicia Addison
Event OrganizerDo you have some great ideas about 1-2 offsite events? Get to know big name speakers, arrange venues, work with a committee of volunteers to put on fun educational events for our members. We also need an Events Assistant, Post-Event Survey Manager, Offsite Events Assistant and a Marketing Assistant.Hours are flexible. Must be someone who enjoys organizing events. (Post-Event Survey Manager can be done remotely.) We have past experience and can offer assistance.Kathleen Beitiks
WordsmithsLike to write? Are you organized? Want to learn more about social media? Then we want you! Looking for CGS members to help with blog entries, social media and our eNews. Can be done remotely.Hours vary. Can be done remotely.Kathleen Beitiks
Volunteer Database ManagerMaintain database of current and past volunteers.Hours vary. Can be done remotely.Kathleen Beitiks
InstructorsInterested in teaching other genealogy enthusiasts about a special niche in the search for our ancestors? We are always looking for new instructors.Hours vary..Kathleen Beitiks
LibraryAssistance is needed cataloging our books (experience suggested), training will be provided. Additional volunteer tasks are available. Must come to the library, schedule is flexible.Hours vary. Must come to the library.Arlene Miles
MembershipBecome part of the CGS “Welcome Wagon!” Two to three individuals are needed for membership outreach.Hours vary.Kathleen Beitiks
MembershipComputer savvy with skills including Word and Excel. These are needed to do the mail merge documents for billing, and to watch over the Wild Apricot database.Hours vary.Kathleen Beitiks
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    Please note: CGS policy requires that one must be a member of the California Genealogical Society in order to volunteer. The Volunteer Coordinator will contact you upon receipt of this form after your membership has been verified. Thank you!