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ORGANIZATION: Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.

We're seeking several volunteers with e nthusiasm for the GFO's mission who are eager to share information about the GFO with others.
One volunteer to handle promotions for the GFO, writing and sending press releases of GFO events and major accomplishments;
One volunteer to post to social media;
One volunteer to design and post branded merchandise (Zazzle)

Necessary skills:

  • Ability to collaborate with others;
  • Good comminication;
  • Clear, concise writing skills;
  • Prior experience in public relations or journalism a plus, but not required;
  • Ability to follow a calendar to anticipate deadlines far into the future.

More opportunities with Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Genealogical Forum of Oregon, Inc.

Location:

2505 SE 11th Ave, B-18, Portland, OR 97202, US

Mission Statement

The GFO exists to promote genealogy and to provide genealogical education, to preserve and provide genealogical and historical resources, and to compile and publish within the genealogical community.

Description

The Genealogical Forum of Oregon (GFO) was founded in 1946, and since then has operated as an all-volunteer organization. There has never been a paid staff member in our 76-year history. We currenly operate the largest genealogical library in the Pacific Northwest.

Our Purposes

  • To provide robust educational opportunities.
  • To serve as a regional resource of genealogical information not geographically limited to the Pacific Northwest.
  • To provide convenient access to a broad range of historical resources for genealogical research in a variety of forms.
  • To identify and satisfy specific research needs, based on input from Library users.
  • To provide a safe and welcoming community for anyone interested in pursuing their family history.

The GFO Research Library has more than 54,000 holdings for all of the United States and many locations around the world, with particular strengths in the Pacific Northwest, Virginia, and French Canada. We provide access to many popular subscription genealogy websites and we are working to provide digital access to a growing collection of materials while supporting our members wherever they live.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Public Relations
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/month
  • Equipment needed: A computer with internet access; Microsoft Word or Google Docs word processing software.

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