Volunteer

Helping in the Garden – Bill Small working in the family garden in Swansea. Read Memories of Swansea By William Small (Booklet No. 5).

Volunteer!

The Swansea Historical Society is a registered charity – and all of its work is done by a small group of dedicated volunteers. We can always benefit from more help and fresh ideas!

Previous experience is not a requirement, and you don’t have be an expert in local history in order to participate. Attendance at monthly Executive meetings is desirable, but not mandatory.

We have some vacancies that need to be filled listed below.  Please give some thought as to how you could contribute even a small amount of your time and talent, and let us know of any ideas you might have. Or, perhaps you know of someone you would like to recommend (with that person’s permission) for a position on the Executive. In either case, we would like to hear from you. We can never have too much help, and fresh ideas are always welcome!

Current Vacancies:

Secretary

After the 2015 AGM, Margaret Lyons stepped forward to take on the then-vacant position of Secretary. Margaret has done a superb job for the past two years, but earlier this year she advised us that she was not able to stand for re-election, and so the Secretary position is vacant once again. We thank Margaret for all her work on behalf of the Society, and we are pleased that she will be staying on the Executive as a member-at-large. The Secretary position involves recording minutes from our members’ meetings, Executive meetings, and AGM. We hope someone out there will be willing to take on this important role.

Elizabeth and Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe (Bob and Susan Roden) at Canada 150 celebrations, July 1st, 2017. Photo by Avocado Communications.

Publications Coordinator

We also need someone to manage the Society’s inventory of publications for sale. This job was performed by Chuck Cameron for many years, and it mainly involves arranging for new supplies of our booklets, etc., to be printed when stocks run low.

 

Executive Members Without Portfolio

In addition to filling jobs with ongoing responsibilities, we are also happy to welcome people on-board as “Executive Members Without Portfolio”, who may be asked to participate in specific initiatives from time to time.

Volunteer at Community Events

Canada Day 2017 at High Park with Swansea Historical Society’s  Linda Symsyk and Susan Zalepa. Photo by Avocado Communications.

One of the ways that we communicate our message to the public is through participation in community events. This typically involves setting up a display table with historic photographs and information that people can browse, interacting with passers-by, and answering any questions they may have about our activities. It’s also an opportunity to hand out membership information and sell the Society’s publications.

Volunteers can take shifts at the Society’s table, assist with transporting materials, and assist with the setting up and taking down of the displays.

Please let us know if you would be willing to take part in any of the above tasks or volunteer positions.  You can also speak to an Executive member at any meeting.

Come and join a great team!