• Volunteer Opportunities

    by  • June 4, 2012 • All, Calvert Historical Society

    WANTED: VOLUNTEERS

    HELP! Will you spend some time to help the Calvert County Historical Society? Our activities are expanding to meet growing needs, but we really need you to help us create a dynamic CCHS to meet these requests.

    WE WANT YOU! We need volunteers for many different types of projects to meet a variety of interests and talents.

    _ You can spend as many or as few hours as you wish.

    _ One-time and long-term opportunities are available.

    _ You can spend time at Linden, or you can work from your own home.

    _  Some projects lend themselves to using computers, while others don’t.

    YOU could become involved with one of the projects listed below, or you might suggest a different one that you think would be interesting and you would like to explore. We need people willing to take on one or more of the following:

    _ Creating an index for Runaway Slave ads or Freedmen’s Bureau correspondence.

    _ Transcribing Runaway Slave ads or Freedmen’s Bureau correspondence.

    _  Creating a control sheet for what’s in each of our nearly 750 family files, historic home files, or subject files. This would be a great multiple volunteer project and would help researchers as well as CCHS staff.

    _ Transcribing various correspondence, such as letters concerning families and property. If you don’t have a computer or computer skills, transcribing can be done by hand and another volunteer could type them.

    _ Helping locate and typing articles for the newsletter. Did you notice this one’s late and also a two-month combined newsletter? You could help the newsletter get published on time.

    _ Researching a specific element of Calvert County history and adding it to the Archives collection, publishing it in the annual Calvert Historian, or turning it into a book!

    _  Scanning photographs to create digitized images and indexing them for easy retrieval !

    _ Being a guest speaker at our Third-Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Program – share your stories about growing up in the County, or discuss some element of Calvert life, or tell about your hobby!

    _ Conducting a workshop on some topic related to Calvert County

    _ Helping identify, design and execute programs at Linden. This could be a photographic display or one featuring local authors or artists. Or perhaps a musical program might be of interest.

    _ Helping develop and implement a public relations plan for CCHS.

    _ Identifying which records should be shared online and developing an effective, safeguarded method for doing so.

    _ Creating a vision for updating the gift shop and identifying merchandise that represents Calvert’s rich history while transforming the gift shop into that gotta go-there place.

    _ Creating and delivering “living history” programs by incorporating Linden’s newly rehabilitated outbuildings.

    _ Identifying opportunities for, and developing fundraising efforts.

    OPPORTUNITIES for volunteering are endless. Won’t you please take a few moments today to contact Leila Boyer to discuss your ideas, your desires and your availability? We’ll be glad you did, and we’re sure that you will be, too! Leila can be reached at 410.535.2452 or cchsadmin@calverthistory.org. If you’d like to stop by Linden and talk to her, please call ahead of time to make sure she’ll be in the office!

    ~Thank you!
    Calvert Historical Society’s Staff and Board