Folklife Volunteers

Folklife Volunteers

Volunteers assist Folklife Center staff in preserving and increasing access to historical research collections. Please review the Archive Volunteer Job Description below as well as the Volunteer Policies & Requirements. Then, if you would like to be apply for a volunteer position, complete a Volunteer Application and submit it to the attention of the Volunteer Coordinator for consideration. Applications can be dropped off at any Library desk, or mailed to: Volunteer Coordinator, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12804.

Archive Volunteer Job Description:


  • Photocopying fragile and irregular-sized newspaper clippings onto 8.5 x 11 inch acid free paper.
  • Placing fragile historic materials into folders, sleeves, or other protective enclosures.
  • Filing newspaper articles, flyers, pamphlets and other materials into subject files.
  • Shelving new materials within the serial and book collections.
  • Identifying people, subjects, locations in photographs, newspaper articles and other research materials.
  • Inventorying materials found in new donations.
  • Indexing ledgers, scrapbooks, and other materials.


  • Detail oriented.
  • Neat handwriting.
  • Good organization skills.
  • Basic computer skills helpful.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Interest in regional history and culture a plus.
  • Able to work independently with guidance from staff.