We depend on a multitude of community volunteers to fulfill our mission of preserving and interpreting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history. You can get involved with this exciting and important work! Donate your time for projects and tasks that appeal to your skills and interests. Current volunteer opportunities include staffing the desk at the museum, assisting with special events and helping out with administrative tasks. Most involve a commitment of at least two shifts a month; others are one-time or short-term projects.
GLBT Historical Society
The GLBT Historical Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization that collects, preserves and interprets the history of LGBTQ people and the communities that support them through our archives, museum and other programs. Founded in 1985, we are recognized internationally as a leader in the field of LGBTQ public history. Our growing organization is in search of a Development Manager (DM) to help supercharge our fundraising efforts.
The DM reports to the Executive Director (ED) and collaborates with all team members. The DM is responsible for working with the ED to design and implement a fundraising strategy to grow the organization’s budget; develop and maintain relationships with funders, including foundations, corporations and individual major donors; and oversee production and delivery of grant documents and other development materials. The DM also maintains and expands the society’s individual, corporate and online donor databases; identifies and develops new revenue opportunities; and throws really fun parties.
GLBT Historical Society
The bookkeeper reports to the Deputy Director and collaborates with all team members. The bookkeeper will perform accounting operations and banking functions of the organization. Operations range from accounts payable and receivable, researching and providing background financial data to be used in budget process, generating various reports and general bookkeeping and filing. This position will also perform some administrative support to ensure timely delivery of donor acknowledgments.
The Digitization Project Archivist will work with the Managing Archivist in the day-to-day coordination of activities relating to the Bay Area Reporter Digital Newspaper Project by aiding in the digitization of the Bay Area Reporter (B.A.R.), one of the country’s oldest LGBTQ newspapers still in circulation.
We are currently looking for Archival Processing Interns who will get hands on experience processing small to medium size archival collections, with an opportunity to broaden their role to include other areas of archival practice, such as appraisal and preservation.
Volunteers play a vital role by greeting visitors from around the world and selling tickets and merchandise. Volunteers commit to at least two four-hour shift per month after a short training. Sign up as a volunteer today.
Volunteers assist with data entry, mailings, creating documentation and other office tasks that are vital to keeping the museum and archives running. Sign up as a volunteer today.
Volunteers help at programs such as panel discussions and exhibit openings at the museum. Volunteers also support fundraising events, including our annual gala. Sign up as a volunteer today.