Monday, May 13, 2013

Volunteers - an amazing contribution

This week is National Volunteer Week and an appropriate time to say an extra special Thank You to the wonderful volunteers at the Genealogical Society of Victoria.

National Volunteer Week is a little like Mother's Day - we all know that we should not wait for Mother's Day to show our appreciation - and I hope we all say Thank You and show our appreciation to our volunteers throughout the year.  This week is an opportunity to say Thank You publicly.

At the GSV we are blessed with a range of volunteers who contribute to every aspect of our organisation.  Their roles include [in no particular order]:
  • Library maintenance, accessioning, cataloguing, bookbinding and journal indexing
  • Library Research Assistants
  • Research Team
  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing and marketing planning
  • General maintenance
  • IT Team
  • Projects
  • Education team and planning
  • Catering
  • Funding planning
  • Ancestor journal editorial team and creative
  • Volunteer co-ordinating
  • Councillors
  • Web and IT planning
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Discussion Circles
  • Committee members
  • and any job that needs an extra pair of hands
I shudder at the thought of ending the list there because there are so many tasks done by volunteers that I'm sure some have been missed - oh, washing and ironing tea towels is one that comes to mind!

We should also say Thank You to all the volunteers involved with the many societies in our family history world who contribute to our search for our ancestors.

A heartfelt thank you to all our volunteers during your special week.

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