Pella Community Database Volunteers

So you want to volunteer on the project?

We'd love to have you on board! There are a number of specific tasks that would help us out greatly! You may sign up to be on one or more sub-projects, and you set your own schedule and help us as time allows!

  1. Translate Dutch documents to English
  2. Help us identify "unidentified" people, places, things, and events in photographs.
  3. Transcribe documents so they can be searched.
  4. Review existing document descriptions and make improvements or add metadata.
  5. Provide your own personal historical documents to digitize (restrictions apply)
  6. Help us scan documents (coming soon!)

Can I provide my own scanned files?

Not at the current time. Due to standardization issues, you must provide the original, primary-source documents and the library will assist you in digitizing them using our file formats.

How do I get started?

Easy! Follow these simple steps:

  1. Review our volunteer policy (PDF).
  2. Fill out our volunteer survey, and indicate your interests.
  3. We will contact you when we are ready for volunteers and determine further your interests and availability.
  4. After a short orientation, you're good to go!

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This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant Number LG-27-19-0186-19.

Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas concesión número LG-27-19-0186-19.