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Current volunteer opportunities

Historymakers Database

As the Legacy Project grows, the Historymakers biographical database will provide access to vital information pertaining to prominent political leaders and community activists. In order to provide the public with this necessary resource, we will need the help of volunteers to make this possible. If you have research experience and are interested in learning more about this opportunity please email Lori Larson at lori.larson@sos.wa.gov.

Historical Records

Help preserve Washington State history. Work from home transcribing Washington’s genealogy records for online database. Must have computer and internet access to use the online indexing tool. For more information contact: HRP@sos.wa.gov.

WTBBL Shipping Department

WTBBL’s shipping department sends out 2,000 talking books daily to patrons statewide. The shipping department needs volunteers to work with circulation including shelving, picking up books from the shelves, and checking in books. When books are returned to the library, volunteers also inspect them for completeness and any problems. This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups. For more information, please contact David Junius at (206) 615-0417 or david.junius@sos.wa.gov.

WTBBL Audio Book Production Department

Narrators do the important work of reading books in a digital recording environment at WTBBL’s Seattle studios to create talking books that are accessible to WTBBL patrons. We provide a collegial atmosphere in which to work, and the knowledge that the volunteer has made a lasting contribution to the reading community. A minimum one year commitment is required, and training is provided after an audition has been passed. WTBBL also needs Book Reviewers to ensure the quality of recordings, and technical help with final book production by preparing digital audio files for different formats. For more information, please contact David Junius at (206) 615-0417 or david.junius@sos.wa.gov.

WTBBL Evergreen Radio Reading Service

Specialized programming is produced by the Evergreen Radio Reading Service (ERRS), with topics such as news and current events, health, arts and culture, business, and lifestyles. ERRS is accessible via the Internet at wtbbl.org and broadcast on a closed channel radio frequency. ERRS volunteers do the important work of reading periodicals in a digital recording environment at WTBBL’s Seattle studios to create programming that reflects the information needs and interests of WTBBL patrons. A minimum one year commitment is required, and training is provided after an audition has been passed. For more information, please contact David Junius at (206) 615-0417 or david.junius@sos.wa.gov.