Volunteer Opportunities

 Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity?

Saskatchewan Genealogical Society is looking for volunteers to help with the following programs:

OBITUARY

  • SGS has numerous obituaries prior to 2002 that need to be checked and added to our collection. There are two parts to this job and the first part can only be done by value-added members and can be done from home.  The second part can be done by anyone and needs to be done in our library.
  • Obituaries after 2002– data entry and proof readers required. Package needs to be picked up from our office and can be done from home.  Data is entered onto a spreadsheet (Excel).

SASKATCHEWAN RESIDENTS INDEX (SRI)

Indexing – Volunteers required to index items for the SRI.  Items include local history books, yearbooks, maps and more.  Sources located in our library can be done from your home.  Otherwise work needs to be done at the facility that has the source.  Manual is provided with directions.

Proofreaders – SGS requires volunteers to proofread indexed material. The source materials are located at the Prairie History Room, the Saskatchewan Archives Board, Frances Morrison Library, Legislative Library or the SGS Library.  Sources from the SGS Library will be loaned to you for proofing.  Manual is provided with directions.

COORDINATOR – SGS requires a coordinator for the SRI program. The coordinator’s responsibilities are:

  • Work with the Executive Assistant
  • Maintain a record of recorded and non­-recorded documents
  • Solicit volunteers for the program
  • Liaise between SGS and program volunteers
  • Promote the SRI program
  • Develop contacts with local authorities
  • Promote Saskatchewan Lotteries

SRI DATA COLLECTOR – The SRI Data Collectors responsibilities are:

  • Experience in database maintenance and Internet usage
  • Verify the data received for database integrity
  • E-mail a proof readers printout to Executive Assistant
  • Complete a final check after corrections have been completed
  • Place corrected data into SRI Master file
  • Replace existing data with the new final data on the SRI database
  • Retain backups of the SRI database

REGINA NEWSPAPER PROJECT

This project has started to read 1920.

COORDINATOR – SGS requires a coordinator for the Regina Newspaper Project. The coordinator’s responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive Assistant
  • Maintain a record of recorded and non­-recorded documents
  • Solicit volunteers for the program
  • Liaise between SGS and program volunteers
  • Promote the Regina Newspaper Project
  • Promote Saskatchewan Lotteries

CEMETERY PROGRAM

 Indexers – Indexers are required to update cemeteries that were previously recorded as well as record cemeteries that have not been recorded.

COORDINATOR – SGS requires a coordinator for the Cemetery program. The coordinator’s responsibilities and reporting procedures are:

  • Coordinate the SGS cemetery recording program
  • Must be an SGS member in good standing who supports and shares the SGS’s aims and goals, and is willing to enthusiastically promote them.
  • A written report for the Annual Report.
  • Maintain a record of recoded and non-recorded cemeteries.
  • Maintain a good working relationship with all SGS members, staff, branches and anyone who is interested in documenting and preserving our heritage.
  • Interpret informally the organization to the community
  • Solicit volunteers for program.
  • Promote cemetery recording program.
  • Develop contacts with local authorities.
  • Promote Saskatchewan Lotteries.

NEWS and NOTES

In our publication called Bulletin, we have a column called News & Notes.  These are items that have been extracted from magazines and newsletters that we receive in our library.  Volunteers required to help with the extractions.  This can be done from your home and any word processing package can be used. (Word, WorPerfect, etc.)

 

For more information on these or other volunteer opportunities, please contact the SGS office at: saskgenealogy@sasktel.net.