Wichita Genealogical Society - 1987
Wichita Genealogical Society Early City Hall and Carnegie Library

Volunteer Service Award

The mission of the Wichita Genealogical Society is only achieved by the dedicated service of many volunteers. We are excited to announce that we have joined with the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies to offer the WGS President’s Volunteer Service Award in order to honor our member volunteers.

Keep a log of your volunteer service to the WGS and other genealogical and historical projects which promote the education, research, usability, and preservation of information and documents.  Any volunteer hours you spend in volunteer service related to our overall purpose and mission will qualify!  Your service logs may be turned in at the end of the year- not to know “what” you’re doing but to document and certify to the Corporation for Community & National Service that the volunteer service hours reported meet the qualifications for the National Award.

If you perform at least 24 hours of volunteer service in the year, you will receive an award certificate of honor from the President of the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies.  In addition, for a minimum of 100 volunteer hours through the year (that’s 2 hours a week!), you will receive a Certificate of Achievement and a Letter of Appreciation signed by the President of the United States, along with an official Bronze level award pin.  Silver and Gold levels are also available.  All of your hours for the year will count toward the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for volunteer services.

These are prestigious awards which we are excited to offer to you in recognition of the service you perform for us and for the genealogical and historical community overall, and is one way to say a very special “thank you” for all that you do.
Volunteer Service Awards
Track Your Time!
Record Your Time
Your time is valuable. That's why we want to honor you for you genealogical and historical volunteer service to our County and our State throughout the year
We' provid you with a simple form to use–the, just Track Your Time!  A variety of Award Levesl wil help us honor your service.
5-10 Yrs 1 12 26 50 75
11-15 Yrs 1 13 50 75 100
16-25 Yrs 1 24 100 175 250
26+ Yrs 1 24 100 250 500
  Hours Hours Hours Hours Hours
To get started”:  Download an Excel 2007 electronic version or PDF version from www.wichitagensoc.org to keep track of  your hours.  Index, transcribing, compiling, writing, helping others with research, getting involved in other genealogy or historical projects, and working with us on a variety of specific projects all count toward the award.
Volunteer Service Log (2007 Excel Spreadsheet) - Save to your computer, enter hours into the spread sheet offline.
Volunteer Service Log (PDF) - Save to your computer and print a copy.  Enter hours manually on the paper copy.
Thank You for all you do as a member of Wichita Genealogical Society!