Volunteer Opportunities --- Archive

For volunteer opportunities with the 1950s Museum click here.

For opportunities with the Society click here.

Beginning in October 2013, we are looking for several detail-oriented volunteers and interns to work on our IMLS Museums for America Collection Stewardship Grant.

Read the Collection and Data Entry Volunteer Job Descritpion

Read the Museum Collection Maintenance Volunteer/Intern Job Description

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Detailed explanation of Archive jobs

We are experiencing an increase in questions and donations to the to the archival collection.

Help we need for regular operation:                                   

  • Learning the collections so you can offer reference help                     Bob Stock and John Snider, archive volunteers
  • Clipping news articles or copying from the Internet
  • Photocopying articles, documents, maps on acid free paper
  • Labeling articles and documents to be filed in the Park Forest File, etc.
  • Photocopying will be done at St. Mary's. Labeling will probably be done at St. Mary's, and filing will be done mainly at the Park Forest Public Library.  Some photocopies are filed at St. Mary's.
  • Setting up a filing system for copies and originals to go into the archive.
  • We have regained access to the archival collection. We need people to learn to process and handle the collection
  • Word Processing of oral history transcripts to provide clean copies.
  • Word Processing and editing of transcripts to go on
  • "Park Forest: An Illinois Planned Community"
  • Archival photograph scanning, labeling, digital copying
  • Recording data about and taking photographs of architecture in the village
  • Transcribing veterans' oral histories
  • Recording oral histories of village residents, past and present
  • Videotaping our programs
  • Maintaining the room--cleaning, adjusting shelves, moving things.
  • Assisting with programs and events
  • Publicity and distributing museum and program fliers
  • Talent in graphic design
  • Website maintenance
  • Public Speaking for civic, school and scout groups
  • Fundraising experience--special events, bake sales,
  • commemorative sales, raffles, auctions, etc.
  • Emailing newsletters and meeting notices to our membership and mailing list
  • Social networking--keeping our name out on the Web 2.0 sites
  • Soliciting photographs, documents, phonebooks, etc. from past residents

There are volunteer opportunities to meet your talents and time availability!

Can you offer us any of these, or anything else? Contact us.

Detailed explanation of Archive Volunteer Jobs

 

Help Further Our Mission

The mission of the Park Forest Historical Society is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the unique history, diversity and achievements of the Village of Park Forest, Illinois through exhibits, publications and special programs;To educate residents, students and visitors in all aspects of village history;To encourage donations and enlist volunteers for the Park Forest Local History Collection and Archive and the 1950s Park Forest House Museum;To honor those who have, over a long period of time, contributed to the Village of Park Forest.


Your membership preserves history.
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