Volunteer Opportunities

Following are volunteer opportunities available with GANS.  If you are interested in any of the positions or would like further information, please email or fill out and submit the Volunteer Application.

 
EXECUTIVE POSITIONS
 
Our By-laws require each of these positions to be filled by a member in good standing.
 
Editor of the NSG: is responsible for soliciting, choosing, editing and compiling material for each issue of the Nova Scotia Genealogist with the assistance of a small team. The Editor also arranges the electronic publication of each issue, and a limited printing and distribution of paper copies to members.
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Series Editor:  is responsible for soliciting, and arranging for publishing and publicizing of new publications sponsored by the Association. The Editor also arranges for the reprinting or digitizing of older publications.
 
Programme Convener:  is responsible for preparing the annual workshop and lecture series - arranging for speakers, setting up the room, preparing and distributing notices of the meetings, and arranging for refreshments. Some of these responsibilities can be delegated to volunteers if they are available. The Programme Convener reports to the Executive and membership regularly on activities.
 
Recording Secretaryis responsible for the minutes of meetings of the general membership and of the Executive; reporting to the Executive and membership on activities. 
 
 
COMMITTEE POSITIONS
Fundraising and Events Committee:  We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Fundraising and Events Committee.  We are hoping to have some exciting events happening in 2016-2017 and would be thrilled to have you as part of our team!
 
Acquisition Committee:  The purpose of the Acquisition Committee is to develop a strategy and policy in order to collect, preserve, organize and develop access to genealogical material acquired by GANS.  This committee would require a minimum time committment however knowledge of archival proccesses would be beneficial.
 
GENERAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
We are always looking for volunteers for a number of projects, some big, some small, to be done in the office or at home, alone or part of a team – we have something for everyone. Knowledge of genealogy is not required, we'd just like your time.  

Opportunities include:
  • Surname Indexing
  • Obituary Data Entry
  • Processing Collections
  • Research Room Guiding
  • Vital Stats Projects
  • Cemetery Indexing
 
     Collection Processing