Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

57 Second StreetTroy, NY 12180

About

The Dean P. Taylor Research Library at the Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) has a large archive of primary documents, maps andphotographs, and secondary sources all focusingon Rensselaer County, New York’s history. The Library is open to researchers Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12noon to 5 pm.

We are seeking ongoing, long-term volunteers both to help patrons and to catalog collections. Potential volunteers are required to 1) submit a brief resume so we can assess their strengths/experience to best employ them in working in the library, and 2) attend a basic orientation to the museum/library and its collection. Sessions are held only every few months, so there could be a slightdelay in beginning work. Depending on experience, volunteers would then work beside current staff andvolunteers to prepare for helping patrons and doingcataloging. The ideal commitment would be at least 3 hours each week.

Skills

  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Data Entry

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours per week-
  • accuracy, diligence, interest in history
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