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Volunteer @ Calvert Library

Oral History Interview Volunteer

Purpose:   Preserve the history of Calvert County through coordinating oral history interviews.   Help turn memories into history! More information about the project.

Location:  Prince Frederick

Hours Needed:  Each interview will require approximately 2 hours.  Volunteers should expect to be present during 6 interviews.  Flexible schedule – Any day(s) Monday thru Thursday 9:00am – 9:00pm, Friday 12:00pm – 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm with a minimum of 2 hours per week. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Attending training to learn how to operate recording equipment
  • Establishing and confirming interview dates and times
  • Prepping interview pair to make sure they have enough good content and a set of open-ended questions for 40 minutes of interview
  • Observing interviews and operating equipment.
  • Documenting interviews as necessary.
  • Completing any typing and data entry assignments as needed
  • Possibly preparing for an interview by doing background research

Qualifications/Skills required:

  • Age 16 or older
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to speak clearly
  • Some technical skills required
  • Ability to write legibly
  • Ability to use word processing software
  • Ability to work independently
  • Active Listening skills
  • Dependable and reliable

Training:  Will be provided by Calvert Library staff and/or volunteers

Responsible to: Oral History Coordinator

Ready to Volunteer?

Just complete and bring in to the branch of your choice:

Volunteer application

Other documents:

Volunteer handbook

Reference form

Calvert Library is happy to welcome you to our organization.