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12th Annual Volunteer Work Week

At the American Philatelic Center
100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823

July 18-22, 2022


Volunteer Work Week Participants make a difference!!

Comments from previous Volunteer Work Week Participants

  • VWW is an opportunity to give back to the hobby, helping to insure it will be available for generations to come. – Betty M.
  • VWW is my chance to thank the APS for all it does, especially the staff. – Roy G.
  • It is a good time to become familiar with staff and other volunteers. – Janet S.
  • I love coming to help out, meeting new volunteers, seeing old friends and going out with a gang on trivia night. – Paula B.
  • The hobby has given me uncountable hours of fun and relaxation. This is my opportunity to pay that back. - Charles B.
  • The staff is very appreciative. There are jobs for everyone, no matter how knowledgeable you are about stamp collecting, no matter your physical ability. I have little knowledge and like to be active. I was busy all week. – Laurie B.
  • We hear a lot about strengthening the hobby. I think volunteer work here is an effective and enjoyable way to do that. And what a beautiful facility and town…and great staff. – Joseph S.

What to Expect

The week begins on Monday at 9 a.m. with a welcome reception, followed by a tour of the American Philatelic Center. Participants will then “get to work” on a project in an assigned department. The amount of time and number of days spent volunteering are up to each individual participant. There are many projects to be accomplished during the week, in every department, so volunteer time is thoughtfully utilized by staff.

During the week, the American Philatelic Research Library and Circuit Sales will be open “after hours” just for Volunteer Work Week participants and there will be time to dig for treasure in a large pile of stamps. The week will conclude with a “thank-you” luncheon and time for sharing stories about accomplishments realized during the week.

Travel, lodging, and most food will be the participants' responsibility, but your out of pocket expenses are tax deductible. See Local Lodging for ideas where to stay.

Sample Volunteer Tasks:


  • Prepare member mailing

Internet Sales

  • Scanning stamp images for internet upload


  • Preparing Badges for APS StampShow

Circuit Sales

  • Sorting/refilling books by category


  • Sorting periodical & auction catalogues


  • Scanning material for future articles


  • Sorting/Organizing donated material

To Volunteer:

Register below. Thank you for your overwhelming support this past year!

Come for the week, come for a day - we look forward to working with you!

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