WHO ARE OUR VOLUNTEERS:
At The ArQuives we find volunteers from many different backgrounds, experiences, and diversities to help build the strength of the organization. From 1973 to 2004 The ArQuives functioned as an entirely volunteer-run community organization. Since 2004, The ArQuives paid staff team has increased from one, to up to six people at various times. Still, since then, the number of volunteers and volunteer hours has increased. In 2019, we had 150 dedicated volunteers who contributed over 13,000 hours of work to the organization. Despite the fact that our staff team has grown over the years, we have never strayed from our volunteer-driven and community-focused approach to our mission.
UPDATE ON VOLUNTEERING (August 2020):
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The ArQuives!
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we aren’t able to take on any new volunteers in 2020. Due to a lack of staff time and resources, we also aren’t able to take on any volunteers for exclusively remote work (although we appreciate the offers we’ve received). We hope to resume volunteer intake in 2021, at which point we will invite folks to apply if they are still interested.
While we’re unable to take on new volunteers in a formal way like we normally would, there is a chance we will need individual volunteers on a case-by-case basis. If the need for someone with specific qualifications/skills comes up, we will post on our social media and website inviting interested people to get in touch.