We all benefit…  Volunteering is an enriching experience in many ways. As a team member you have the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience in a casual working environment
  • Apply your current skills and quite possibly learn new ones
  • Support a registered charity in making their funds stretch farther
  • Meet new people, make new friends and develop your contacts
  • Build self confidence and feel valued
  • Feel the satisfaction in helping others and making a difference in the heritage community

Volunteers do not necessarily have the
time; they just have the heart.
~ Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteer Opportunities

Provide Public, Office and Peer Support

  • through our Administration Department
    • Patron Assistance at the Library / Resource Centre
    • Library and Data Entry tasks
    • Special Projects such as transcribing and indexing cemeteries
    • Membership Services – processing memberships
    • Research for other people

Provide Fundraising Support

  • through our Finance Department
    • Grants – investigate funding opportunities through grants
    • Fundraising – initiate and coordinate fundraising initiatives
    • Accounting support

Provide Office and Research Support

  • through our Information Technology Department
    • Maintain and update computers

Provide Communications and Promotions

  • through our Communications Department
    • Journal – become part of an editorial team for our journal, prepare articles, solicit advertisers
    • Outreach – opportunities to be a public speaker giving presentations on various topics related to genealogical research, assist at displays
    • Assist with keeping up the web-site and Facebook page

Process for Becoming Involved In Administration of MGS

Most people are not going to jump into one of the eight MGS Executive positions without some previous experience with MGS. It is recommended that interested people volunteer for a committee first, gradually progress to being the chair of a committee, and then put your name forward for the Executive. As a reminder, here are the four MGS departments with their standing committees:

  • Administration Department (chaired by VP Administration)
    • Library
    • Membership Services
    • Research
    • Special Projects
  • Finance Department  (chaired by VP Finance)
    • Fundraising
    • Grants and Applications
  • Information Technology Department  (chaired by VP Information Technology)
    • Computers
  • Communications Department  (chaired by VP Communications)
    • Website / Facebook
    • Generations Journal
    • Education and Outreach
    • Publicity

Are you Ready to Volunteer?

Please fill out the volunteer-application-form and either email the form to volunteer@mbgenealogy.com or mail to MGS, Unit E – 1045 St. James St., Winnipeg, MB, R3H 1B1. Your support is very much appreciated.

Call 204-783-9139 or email if you are have any questions about volunteering – don’t miss the opportunity!