Always looking for a few hours' help!
As in many non-profit organizations, the Telecommunications History Group's volunteers are its life's blood, keeping the group functioning and the archives in good order. Volunteers are essential to the building and maintenance of our archives, performing a variety of jobs, including archival and curator functions.
Duties include research, preservation, inventory, database entry and management, repair of antique equipment, tour conducting, educational speaking and oral history collection. Most of the work is performed at our Denver location, but a limited number of positions are available for long distance "tele-volunteering."
- Use your existing knowledge or learn new skills
- Opportunities to attend professional meeting and seminars
- Access to the collection
- Challenging work
- Can explore one aspect of archiving more deeply, or do something new each week. For example, Betty Vigil has inventoried and entered all the directory information and continues to maintain the database – she’s made the directories her particular project. Jerry Wild, on the other hand, may work on the computers one day, inventory artifacts another day, and clean out the storage room the next time he’s in.
- Camaraderie with people of similar interests and background
- The satisfaction of helping to preserve our heritage
Note that telephone company experience is not
required to become a THG volunteer!
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