Here are some specific ways to
volunteer your precious time in 2020
Come to the January 18 organizational meeting at 10am at the Farm Bureau building to find out all about our volunteer opportunities and sign up for some.
Become a Docent – We need docents to greet visitors at the museum from April – December. The hours that we are open are Thursday and Friday, 12pm-4pm and Saturday from 11am-3pm. If you can commit to being a docent once a week, or even once a month for one of these 4-hour shifts, we would be ever so grateful! Please contact Connie Mitchell at email@example.com or (540) 808-7783 for more information.
Humidification of Courthouse Documents – We are also looking for a clean space that we can use to set up the document humidification project. It would be helpful if this space were in a place that volunteers could access on a regular basis. We have over 40,000 Floyd County Courthouse documents that need to be humidified and cataloged. This project may take years and we need your time and space to make it happen. Please contact Ann Shank, FCHS Archivist, to discuss possible support on this project. firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 745-8488.
Cataloging Historical Items, Images, and Documents – Interested in History and specifically the history of Floyd County? We need volunteer catalog registrars to assist in cataloging our backlog of historical items, images and documents in order to make them available in our new state-of-the-art computer system. Our hope is to be able to make research into the museum’s collection easy for laymen and professional historians alike. Some computer experience is helpful. Visit our very small but growing online research catalog for a sample of the results of this labor. Contact Ann Shank, FCHS Archivist, to find out more email@example.com or (540) 745-8488.
Housekeeping – Looking for a simple and incredibly important way to support the Historical Society’s efforts? The museum needs someone to tend to it’s very fundamental cleaning and stocking needs. Keep your own schedule and keep the place shining and we’ll shine along with you. Please contact Connie Mitchell, FCHS Secretary, for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org or (540) 808-7783.
Shop Keeper and Order Fulfillment – Now that we have both an in-house and online shop, we need help keeping organized and fullfilling order (packaging and mailing). This job does require some level of comfort with computers, but is for minimal hours per week, even less after the holidays. Responsibilities include managing online stock, printing packing slips and packaging orders for shipment. Very helpful if you live near town. If you are interested, contact Amy Avery at email@example.com for more information.
Our January 18 planning meeting will focus on organizing our activities and designating responsibilities. Please come and attend to find out the scope of what we have planned for the year and to get involved using the special skills you love to share.