Virtual Volunteering Project
The Otter Tail County Historical Society's Online Historical Records Indexing Project began with both a desire and a need that merged together to help us create a grant application that was funded by the Minnesota Historical and Cultural Program in the amount of $7,000. On September 24, 2010 we received word that we had been awarded this grant. This grant was made possible by the Minnesota Legislature from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund created with passage of the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment to the Minnesota Constitution in November 2008.
The grant allowed the Historical Society to hire a database developer to create a robust database to track volunteers and their assignments and make publicly available the work that they complete through an online search engine.
Are you ready to become a virtual volunteer?
First, you need to make sure you are ready to volunteer virtually. Our online self-assessment may help you determine this. Check out our web site for more information on becoming a virtual volunteer: www.otchs.org/LibraryResearch/virtualvolunteer.html
In house volunteers are also needed. If you are interested please fill out our Volunteer Application and mail or drop it off at the Otter Tail County Historical Society. Our staff will help you determine where you would be the best fit and train you.