Our volunteers have a variety of different backgrounds, experiences, and skills and help bolster The ArQuives strength
From 1973 to 2004, The ArQuives was an entirely volunteer-run community organization. Since 2004, The ArQuives has grown the number of staff on our team and at the same time, the number of volunteers and volunteer hours has also increased. In 2019, we had 120 volunteers working on a variety of committees. Even with staff, we are still a volunteer-focused organization. While COVID has hampered our ability to have staff and volunteers on-site, we are working to bring both back safely.
The ArQuives is broken down into Committees:
- Collections and Public Service Committee
- Communications Committee
- Community Engagement Committee
- Diversity and Inclusion Committee
- Facilities Committee
- Fundraising Committee
- Gala Committee
Learn more about the different volunteer opportunities in these committees below:
The volunteer positions currently available are:
- Archival Mentor: We are looking for people who have experience as an archivist who are willing to mentor new volunteers in archival practice.
- Social Media: We are looking for folks to help run our social media, including creating content, scheduling, and running campaigns.
- Facilities Committee: Working on facilities includes supporting the ongoing maintenance of our heritage home at 34 Isabella (such as yardwork, basic repairs, snow shoveling).
- Fundraisers: Fundraisers look for opportunities to increase monetary resources for The ArQuives in order to continue the basic functioning of other committees as well as expand The ArQuives services.
- Tour Guides (Community Engagement): Outgoing people interested in leading guided tours.
- Researcher (Community Engagement): Conduct research to support/contribute to the creation and development of content for tours and other programming.