Volunteer Program


Volunteer Program
Van Buren District Library
Local History Collection

Volunteers are an integral part of the staffing of the Local History Collection (LHC). They assist with research questions, special projects, and general monitoring of the collection. Volunteer projects are on-going and volunteers are invited to participate in any of these. Current projects include:

  • Indexing of the Decatur Republican and other area newspapers
  • Clipping newspapers for obituary/vertical files
  • Indexing of books & records
  • Filing & shelving
  • Volunteers may also pursue their own research while attending the collection. Ideas for projects are encouraged and welcome.
  • For additional information about becoming a Local History Volunteer, contact Pam Pender, at (269) 423-4771.