Monday, February 6, 2017

Volunteer Opportunities at Redmond Historical Society

Old Redmond Schoolhouse  Community Center
OLD REDMOND SCHOOLHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER -- Home of the Redmond Historical Society
Contact:  Halee Turner,

(1) Society Secretary, Society Office and Director
What: Leadership Position
Member of Executive Committee and Member of the Board of Directors. 
Attends Exec Board meetings and RHS Board meetings
Attends and takes minutes of Executive Board Meetings and RHS Board Meetings.  Compiles minutes within two weeks of meetings and sends out to respective members of Exec Board and Board members.  Provides final copy of minutes for permanent record.
When: Executive Board meets monthly, on Thursdays before Board meetings.

(2)     Society Director-at-Large, Board Member
What: Leadership Position (3 positions open)
Actively participates in RHS Board meetings and activities.  Willing to volunteer for tasks outside of Board meetings.
When: RHS Board meets Monthly (except July, Aug, Dec) on Tuesdays prior to the Speaker program. 
                Outside time will be required to fulfill Committee work, other tasks.


 (3)     Co-Volunteer Coordinator
What: Partners with current Volunteer Coordinator. Staff support available.
              Actively seeks people for RHS volunteer opportunities.  Post volunteer opportunities on, review candidate resumes and direct resumes to appropriate people. Develops and maintains data base of current volunteers and potential volunteers. Tracks volunteer hours. Requires computer (spreadsheets/database), interpersonal and phone skills.  Works with Membership to contact new members to welcome new members and seek level of interest in volunteering.
          Where: Can work from home.  Requires contacting people by phone/email on regular basis and scheduling volunteers for various activities. Time also required for maintaining database and tracking of volunteer hours.

 (4)      Philanthropy Committee member (2-3 people)
What: Works with Philanthropy Chair to develop and implement fundraising events. Requires people skills, willingness to attend events for the purpose of networking and building relationships to further RHS priorities and goals.
When: Hours required throughout the year for committee meetings, phone calls, lettering writing and meeting people.

1.            Saturday Speaker Series Coffee Setup (2 people at each meeting)
What: Arrive and begin at 9 am.   Prepare coffee in 2 brewers and water in 1 brewer.  Set up table with tablecloth, brewers, sugar, tea bags, cups etc.   Refresh table as needed prior to SSS and during meeting.  Breakdown after meeting, clean brewers and return to storage.
Where: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
When: 2nd Saturday of the Month (Sep-Nov and Feb-Apr)
2.            Saturday Speaker Series
Greeters (2 people at each meeting)
What: Welcome attendees, answer questions and monitor the donation basket.
Where: Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center
When: 2nd Saturday of the Month (Sep-Nov and Jan-Apr)

3.            Saturday Market Booth Attendees
What: 2 hour shifts over a 6 hour period (2 volunteers per shift): 9-11am; 11am-1pm; 1-3pm
Actively interact with people at the Saturday Market. Handout Saturday Speaker Series rack cards, provide information on how to join RHS and answer other misc. questions about RHS.
Where: Redmond Saturday Market located next to the Lake Washington School District Office at Redmond Town Center
When: 1st Saturday of the month May through October

6.            Saturday Speaker Series (SSS) Program Committee Chair
What: Leads program committee in selection of speakers, marketing material development, promotion of programs, and monthly program production.  Must be able to attend SSS events.
              You would be joining an already active, strong committee with committed members eager to help a new chairman get started.
When: Committee begins speaker selection process in October of each year with goal to have promotion materials ready by the following May. Programs occur Sep-Nov and Feb-Apr.
Time required throughout the year.

-- Joe Townsend

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