WGS Volunteer Opportunities – Want to get involved?
The Wichita Genealogical Society is 100% staffed by volunteers who have a passion for genealogy and are interested in helping the society operate as a premier asset to the city and genealogists.
A three level structure of volunteers is what makes the WGS function:
- Elected Officers - Serve a year at at time, elected by the WGS membership in the fall preceding the annual calendar term.
- Committee Chairs - Board members appointed by the president to manage specific and crucial functions.
- Project Volunteers - Selected from volunteers for specific projects that may be short term or recurring.
Through natural rotation, we have numerous volunteer positions open on our board of directors. If you would like to experience the joy of furthering genealogy, and help define the direction of the WGS please consider the open positions. In addition to the board positions, we have many project volunteer opportunities coming up in 2022. These are shorter term tasks that focus on specific projects like helping with the annual conference, assisting library projects, writing opportunities, and others.
Note: Positions are available to all interested and qualified people, even if you not a current member. However, if you wish to become a volunteer in one of the open positions, you must be willing to become a member and join the WGS upon selection for the position.
Board of Director Positions – Standing Committee Chairs
The Board of Directors is comprised of Standing Committee Chairs that serve a minimum one year at a time, though many have been in place for over five years. These positions are voting members of the Board of Directors and provide you with active opportunity in important decision making. They require attendance to the board meetings, which are held the second Monday of the month at 6:00 P.M. at the Advanced Learning Library, 711 West Second.
There are no current board openings at this time:
Project Volunteers help the society and the Wichita Public Library with projects that last weeks or some are on-going. These projects and positions are very rewarding themselves. We have some dedicated individuals who have been volunteering for upwards of ten years.
- We are currently compiling a list of project volunteer opportunities for 2022. This will page will updated soon.