Volunteering for SVCGG!

Our group is run entirely by volunteers! It's a great way to give back to your community! There are several volunteer positions open at SVCGG and we hope that if you are interested you'll contact us. 


  • Responsible for updating the SVCGG website
  • Update meeting descriptions from program chair
  • Update meeting dates on home page
  • Upload documents from presenters to website
  • Upload newsletters to website
  • Responds or forwards webmaster e-mails received as needed

    The website currently resides on name.com and Atom (html editor) and Pinegrow are being used to update the site. Sourcetree using Git is used for maintaining version control on the website.

Membership Chair

The membership database is currently tracked using an Access Database. All of the forms and reports needed to be able to complete the membership chair duties are already setup. It’s simply a matter of opening the proper form or report, inputting information if needed, and printing or saving the output. This means there are minimal clicks to complete any task.

  • Updates the database with any membership renewals or new members
  • Updates the database with changes to member info (e-mail addresses, mailing address change)
  • Sends out renewal notices
  • Generates monthly email list from the database - used to send e-mails to members
  • Generates the monthly newsletter hardcopy mailing list
  • Generates the check-in list for monthly meetings
  • Participates in general and board meetings

Program Chair

A class planner is currently tracked in an Excel spreadsheet. Each month 3 classes are scheduled – a research class, a technology class, and a computer software class. A class on Reunion for the Mac takes the place of the software class every other month.

  • Schedules multiple speakers monthly
  • Information on speakers is provided to the publicity chair for social media updates
  • Creates flyers for the publicity chair
  • Updates the monthly agenda with current and next month speakers
  • Coordinates bios, class blurbs, and headshots with President and publicity chair
  • Participates in general and board meetings

Family Search Indexing

Anther way to volunteer is through indexing with FamilySearch. FamilySearch has undertaken digitizing and indexing their vast collection of microfilmed records. Thousands of new volunteers throughout the world can be involved in indexing these important records. SVCGG has been designated as an indexing team. Our indexers try to index at least one half-hour batch per month.

  • Get started at Family Search Indexing
  • Join our group by searching for Silicon Valley when you find groups at the bottom of your indexing page.