27 March 2018
The Society of Genealogists has released details of a number of volunteer roles, based either at the Society's London premises, or the volunteer's home.
The Society of Genealogists (SOG) has released details of a number of volunteer roles, based either at the Society's London premises, or the volunteer's home.
SOG is a London-based charity, which has been helping family historians with their research for more than 100 years. Its library and education centre at Clerkenwell are visited by thousands of people every year, and the Society hosts a wide-ranging programme of events.
Volunteers are welcome to apply for the below roles:
Book re-labelling (SOG-based)
Re-labelling catalogued books, ready to send to storage. Weekly, day negotiable
Cataloguer, two roles (SOG-based/home-based)
Including CDs and DVDs or microfiches into the SOG catalogue. Initial training at the SOG premises, then CD/DVD volunteer could use home equipment thereafter.
Saturday advisor (SOG-based)
Excellent general knowledge of genealogy and genealogy websites needed, as well as good current awareness of news and developments in the world of family history. Up to eight Saturdays a year on a rota system.
Distance events volunteers (home and offsite based)
Helping to arrange and run off-site events outside London, by assisting both the organiser and the attendees.
Transcription project co-ordinators (SOG or home-based)
Indexing experience needed, as well as familiarity with online projects and good knowledge of spreadsheets. Frequency: one or two days a week, a few hours at a time.