How You Can Help
Council on Aging Tax Program
The Council on Aging offers COA participants the opportunity to work up to 100 hours per year in assistance to municipal offices at a pre-determined rate. This amount is applied toward the participant's property taxes, but is to be considered income for tax purposes. Contact Marge McDonald, COA Director, at 781-270-1953 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The Town Clerk's office has been fortunate enough to participate in this program and has had wonderful, wonderful assistance. Thank you, to Ann Hillson and Frances Wilcox, for their assistance in this effort.
Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Interns/volunteers will help arrange and describe records, as the records are prepared for relocation to a renovated vault. Interns/volunteers will use an Access database based on MARC-AMC fields to describe 1799-2011 records. Interns/volunteers will work with the Archivist/Records Manager and will become familiar with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records municipal records disposition schedules. Preservation internships/volunteer positions are also available. Current possibilities include rehousing historic material in archival-quality containers (permanent paper folders, boxes, Mylar, etc.) and constructing custom-size containers for fragile volumes.
Indexing interns/volunteers are needed to do personal name, geographic name and subject indexing. Indexing will be completed in an Access database.
For more information, please contact the Archivist/Records Manager.