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Volunteering Opportunities

The Genealogical Society of Queensland (GSQ) relies on volunteers; serving in the Library, doing project work, researching, and contributing to administration, management and governance. The contributions made by its volunteers in the past, now, and into the future are gratefully acknowledged.

GSQ is guided by the Society’s Volunteer Code of Practice.

Whilst workload fluctuates from time to time new volunteers are always welcomed, and play an important role in pursuing the Society's objectives of promoting genealogy and family history, and in adding to the GSQ resources of Queensland family history information.

Library volunteers are the friendly and welcoming face of GSQ, helping newcomers, visitors and members with their researches. Library volunteers need to keep active in their own research abilities with the ever-changing world of information databases, particularly on the large subscription websites.

Research volunteers are the detectives, mainly helping those away from the Library. Research services have traditionally required finding information not easily accessed. GSQ is now expanding these services to include help with research techniques, like what to do when your line of enquiry hits a brick wall.

Project workers are the back room heroes whose patient and detailed work in collecting, collating and checking information, in transcribing and indexing and data entry, eventually produce those family history information data bases on which GSQ’s reputation has been built.

Volunteers with specific skills and capabilities in accounting, administration, computing, databases, information technology, sales and marketing, writing and publishing and many other areas are most welcome to volunteer to help with these areas of need.

Volunteering is satisfying, an opportunity to learn more about family history and to meet new people. If you'd like to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator by phone 07 3891 5085 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .