SCCHGS is an energetic group of volunteers, always looking for new friends. Let us know about your skills and interests and we will find a place for you to contribute, meet new people and have fun. While some of our more pressing needs are listed below, we can always find a place for new volunteers.

Please email the , or fill out the Volunteer Form, or leave your name and message on the Society’s phone (408) 615-2986.


Librarian general responsibilities:
  • Abide by and support the society bylaws, and the agreement with the City of Santa Clara, and the code of conduct.
  • Support the society.
  • Support board activities.
  • Keep the library committee staffed with volunteers.
  • Support the library committee volunteers.
  • Support the Local History/Genealogy Librarian, Mary Boyle.
  • Provide vision for the library collection.
  • Select new books for purchase.
  • Review donations.
This is a board position. If you are interested, please contact Dave McCready .


Work alone or in pairs to digitize Early Settler files using the flatbed scanner located outside the Heritage Pavilion. Work can be done any time the library is open. Training will be provided. Two to three hours per month will make a significant contribution to this project. Contact Nancy Moffett at .

Indexers of Early BMD Records

Society volunteers are indexing the early Santa Clara County birth, marriage, and death records from microfilm in the library. Several work together on Saturday mornings and some work individually at other times of the week.

Member Spotlight Columnist

The Spot-light column occasionally features a member in the newsletter. As the columnist, you may interview the subject in person, by telephone, or by email and then write a half- to full-page article on his or her life story, interests, and genealogical research areas.