Division of Archives and Records Service

Volunteer Program Development Training

Joseph Sharp
November 10, 2011

     Have you ever wondered how in the world you would reduce your backlog?  Or how you would complete a project that you never find time for?

     Maybe what you need are volunteers to assist you.

     If you have ever thought about how to find volunteers and how to keep them coming back, we have a training session for you!

     On December 2, 2011, the Utah State Archives and the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) are sponsoring a training session on creating and maintaining a volunteer program.  This will be the kickoff training session and we will take this training throughout the state over the next year.

     Susan Mumford and Alan Barnett from the Utah State Archives will present the training.  Last year Susan created a volunteer program at the State Archives.  The Archives now has numerous volunteers that provide several hundred hours of work each month.  She will explain how to recruit and maintain volunteers as well as give examples of successful volunteer programs.  Alan will speak about the importance of training and mentoring volunteers.

     This half-day workshop will be held at the Utah State Archives building located at 346 S. Rio Grande Street and begins at 9 a.m.  To register please contact Janell Tuttle at [email protected] before November 30.