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Help the GFO fulfill our mission to record, publish, preserve, and share genealogical and historical records and information.

Even a few hours a month will make a difference. If you have a little (or a lot of) time to share, please fill in this form indicating your preference(s) and press on Submit button below. Thank you for offering to donate your most precious commodity: your time.

On-site or off-site availability
I am available to volunteer...

*Volunteer Opportunities - A few ideas to inspire you...

Book Sales

  • Book pricing
  • Database entry
  • Order fulfillment
  • Sell at special events
  • eBay sales


  • Indexing/data extraction  


  • Diagnose network and/or printer problems at the GFO Library
  • Maintain computers and/or the network at the GFO Library

Editorial (The Bulletin and/or The Insider )

  • Write book reviews
  • Write articles
  • Proofreading  


  • Create flyers/brochures
  • Help with newsletter or magazine layout
  • Image design and editing 

Library Staffing

  • Reception
  • Research assistance
  • Helping at special events  

Library Services

  • Fulfill research requests
  • Process periodicals
  • Label books for the shelf
  • Catalog materials
  • Shelf reading/inventory  


  • Prepare collections for scanning
  • Scan collections
  • Create finding aids  

Marketing and Publicity

  • Post events on free websites
  • Assist with social media
  • Distribution of printed and digital event flyers
  • Staff GFO booths at events  

Print Shop

  • Assist with printing  

Seminars, Workshops, Classes, and Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

  • Teach classes
  • Pre-event assistance
  • On-site event support
  • Online meeting support ("Zoomkeeper") 

Volunteers/Volunteer Committee

  • Recruit volunteers
  • Volunteer training

Website Team

  • Assist Webmaster with various tasks
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Assist with Digital Collections
  • Formatting of indexes from the Abstracts Committee
  • Review the website for pages and links needing revisions

Work Parties

  • Sunday mornings from 9:00-12:00
  • Special Projects

These are just a few suggestions. If you have other skills to offer, please create your own volunteer job.