Volunteer

Become involved with the mission of the Albany County Historical Association!

Volunteer opportunities:

Weekly volunteer hours: year-round, Thursdays 10 am – noon.  A new project each week!  Help with mailings, organizing supplies, and program and event support.

Gallery Welcomer: May-October, Fridays and Saturdays, 12:45-4:14 pm.  Welcome visitors to our art and history exhibits and share brochures and information about our site.

Docent: May-October, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30-3:15 pm (can work part of this shift).  Saturdays and Sundays, 12:45-4:15 pm.  Share the rich story of the Ten Broeck and history of our region with visitors.   Complete training in advance. Requires ability to climb stairs.

Mansion Welcomer: May-October, Thursdays and Fridays 10:30-3:15 pm (can work part of this shift).  Saturdays and Sundays, 12:45-4:15 pm.  Welcome visitors and share brochures and information about our site. Does not require ability to climb stairs.

Archives Survey Team: year-round, Thursdays 10 am – noon. Complete an in-person training and help us make our archives accessible to the research community.  Requires attention to detial and ability to move up to 20 lbs (we can provide some assistance).

Manuscripts & Archives Transcriptionist: year-round, complete a brief on-line training, and help us share our collections with the research community world-wide.  May be done from home.  Requires proficiency in reading 18th-19th century handwriting, use of MS Word, and attention to detail.

Lectures, events, and programs: year-round, often on weekends and evenings. Help welcome guests, provide refreshments, and more.

Give back and get involved: contact us to create a custom volunteer program for your schedule and talents.

Students are welcome to apply for our Internship Program.