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Irish Genealogical Society International

Be a Volunteer!

Thank you, IGSI volunteers for your support at the 2023 Minnesota Irish Fair
IGSI booth banner & surname map on display.
Publications & literature for visitors.
IGSI's volunteer coordinate, Jeanne B., at the Irish Fair, 2021
Volunteer Jeanne B at the IGSI booth at the Minnesota Irish Fair. All photos by Mike F.
IGSI is entirely a volunteer organization. We greatly value the time and talents of the many members who regularly help with the projects and activities of the Society. There is always a need for fresh energy and talents, even if it is only for a limited time or a single project.
Many of our volunteers help from their homes. Whether you live in Walla Walla, Tampa, Boston, Canada, or even Minnesota, you can work on our team! Without your talents and skills, many of our goals for the Society can’t happen. If you can give a little time to help keep IGSI strong, you will connect with a wonderful group of people.
How to Volunteer
A few current volunteer opportunities are posted below. For more information contact the IGSI volunteer coordinator with a note as to a role that would interest you, even if not listed here. If you have expertise or talents to share in another area, let us know how you can help. We would love to have you join our volunteer team!
IGSI Volunteer Opportunities
Training and partnership are provided!
Irish Fair of Minnesota - August 9-11, 2024 on Harriet Island in St Paul
  • Help at the IGSI booth, greeting visitors and answering their questions
Educational events - Work From Home
  • Join our planning team for a full-day workshop featuring presenters from Ireland!
  • On Tuesday, March 11, 2025 the Ulster Historical Foundation will have a program with IGSI as part of their US Tour. The live event will be held Minnesota, but it will also be broadcast as a virtual event. The following morning consultation sessions will be offered at the Minnesota Genealogy Center, where the Irish Collection is held.
  • Please join our planning team, whatever skills or time you might contribute.
Membership - Work From Home
  • help the Membership Chair replying to submitted questions
  • help to prepare the annual tally of donations
  • help with recruitment of new IGSI members and volunteers
Writing opportunities - Work From Home
The Ginealas e-newsletter (monthly)
  • articles on any topic of interest to members: stories, book/software reviews, tips, profiles
  • submit an item for one of our regular columns (or suggest others):
    Library Corner, Canada Connection, New & Noteworthy, and Know Your Society
  • validate & update posted hyperlinks
The Septs journal (quarterly)
  • we welcome original articles relating to Irish ancestral research or cultural topics
  • submission details and upcoming themes can be found at this link
  • join our editorial team to edit & proof submissions
Technology, Marketing, & Social Media
As these tools evolve, new talent can help IGSI to be more efficient and effective. Please join us!