One of the best ways that you can support the genealogical community is through volunteering. Volunteering my time, energy, and know how is something I love to do and I know many of you do too. Often I am accused of giving too much, and I am sure many of you can relate to that statement. However, NGS needs us this May, so I am going to ignore those little birdies and raise my hand anyway.
In fact, do you have a responsible teenager who is an aspiring genealogist? If so they can volunteer too! The conference is looking for teenagers who would be willing to stuff bags on Monday morning, work registration, or be room monitors. This would be a great way for them to get a feel for the community and not feel awkward since they are helping out and staying busy.
I was sent the following information about volunteering at NGS in May. Hopefully you see something on here that catches your attention and will make you want to assist in the event! I will see you there since I am off to volunteer right now. Read all about volunteering below or check out the Virginia Genealogical Society website for further information.
Call for Volunteers
NGS 2014 Family History Conference
Virginia: The First Frontier
5-10 May in Richmond
Sign up today to volunteer for the National Genealogical Society 2014 Family History Conference held 7-10 May 2014. Anyone volunteering for this conference will be given training on Monday, 5 May 2014. You will work at the Greater Richmond Convention Center (405 North 3rd Street) or the Richmond Marriott (500 East Broad St.).
Sign up for a morning or afternoon or for the whole week in Richmond at the NGS 2014 Family History Conference. It’s easy to sign up.
Go to http://www.vgs.org to read more. There you can pick your job and indicate your interest to be a 2014 NGS volunteer. First come, first served.
If you have questions, contact Don Moore at NGS2014Volunteer@gmail.com.
See you all at the conference in May!