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Abstract

Archivists use volunteers to arrange and describe collections, help with events and donor relations, and assist with reference activities. Volunteers may also work on projects outside the archives, such as oral histories, fundraising, or designing and creating web pages. They are usually enthusiastic and eager to help, and they can be a valuable addition to the archives staff. Volunteers may range from children to retirees, from novices to professionals with archival experience. Regardless of their age or level of knowledge, volunteers require supervision, detailed instructions, and often much patience.

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