Volunteers Wanted at the GG Archives


Volunteering at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the preservation and dissemination of historical documents and artifacts. Volunteers play a crucial role in various aspects of archival work, and their contributions help ensure that the rich collections of the Archives are accessible to researchers, historians, genealogists, and the general public.


Wanted: Social Media Volunteer

We are currently in search of a volunteer who can occasionally create posts about new pages, sections, or activities of the GG Archives. Whether you're an aspiring social media specialist or just looking to lend a hand, this opportunity will provide great experience. Additionally, we are happy to provide a reference if you would like to include your work with us on your resume.

Interested parties please contact our Archivist at [email protected].


Here are some of the other opportunities and roles available for volunteers:


Data Entry and Cataloging: Accurate cataloging and data entry are vital for maintaining the archival database. Volunteers help by inputting information into the Archives' cataloging system, organizing documents, and ensuring that all materials are accurately described and easily searchable.


Public Outreach and Education: Volunteers can engage with the community by leading tours of the Archives, helping with educational programs, and participating in public speaking engagements to promote the importance of historical preservation and the resources available at the Archives.


Online Exhibit Preparation: Assisting in the creation and setup of exhibits is another important role for volunteers. This involves selecting documents and artifacts for display, creating informative labels and descriptions, and arranging exhibits to be both educational and engaging for visitors. Creating an online exhibit would involve putting together a proposal, selecting supporting documents and images, and researching secondary sources for additional context as needed.


Transcription Projects: Many historical documents need to be transcribed to make them more accessible. Volunteers can work on transcribing handwritten letters, diaries, and other documents, which aids in digitization efforts and improves searchability.


Research Assistance: Supporting researchers by helping them locate and access archival materials. This role could be particularly rewarding for those with a keen interest in history and archival science.


Volunteering at the Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives is not only a way to support the preservation of history but also a chance to gain hands-on experience in archival work, contribute to meaningful projects, and be part of a community dedicated to historical research and education. Interested individuals can contact the Archives directly via [email protected] to learn more about specific volunteer opportunities and requirements.


Last Updated: May 2024


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