One of the greatest resources that we have at the APS is our volunteers, who work on necessary tasks to maintain the services and collections of the library, as well as assisting with preparation of badges for stamp shows and mebership mailings, sorting and refilling circuit sales books, scanning material for editorial and internet sales, and a variety of other important tasks.
The Volunteer 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.
To register for volunteer work week, click here or go to https://stamps.org/learn/volunteer-work-week