Volunteer Opportunities

The Reno Gem and Mineral Society (RGMS) is governed by and functions with the help of volunteer members. Our team of officers, board members and support personnel are all volunteers. 

Member volunteers allow RGMS to provide the educational programs and activities from which we all benefit. Volunteers bring the innovation and creativity that has made RGMS valuable to its members.   Volunteering is _NOT _a one-way street.  Working with other volunteers with similar interests and objectives results in close friendships that cannot be duplicated.

RGMS has a wide range of activities which require a multitude of skills - administrative, scientific, computer/internet, geographical and engineering.  _If you are willing to volunteer your services, we would love for you to join our team!

Open Positions.

Shop Director - Shall be responsible for maintenance and upkeep of Shop equipment as well as maintaining supplies for classes and other shop uses as approved by the Board of Directors.  The shop director is ultimately responsible for all activities involving the shop area including oversight on the proper and safe use of shop and it's equipment.  He or she is also responsible for the security, safety and cleanliness of the shop

Jackpot of Gems/Silent Auction Chairperson - This person is responsible for overseeing the Silent Auction for the September JPOG show.  S/He will chair a committee of volunteers dedicated to this effort.  The chairperson will be responsible for coordination of contributions, identification and items,   staging of materials for the auction, setup and teardown of the Auction at the show and coordinating with other stakeholders to accomplish this task.

 Assistant to the Secretary - This person will attend meetings (as needed/directed by the current Secretary) and takes meeting minutes of said meetings.  This person may, at times, need to attend a board meeting if the current secretary is unable to attend.

Junior Rockhounds Assistant Advisor - Assists program Chairman in developing > Junior Rockhound activities.

Website Development help.

Pictures - The website is a work in process.  Relevant pictures from > member collections for different pages on the website improve interest in the subject.

Geologists - Help provide more in-depth information for instance on

Field Trip locations – The Society is always open to learning of new field trip locations and opportunities.

Other - Check out the website.  Make suggestions and provide material > that you would like to see added.

Website/Internet podcasts -  "We're seeking volunteers for audio and video recording, a coordinator for scheduling recordings and instructors to help in writing and producing scripts, and additional assistance with our website offerings.

Please note that these are temporary volunteer positions, not long-term commitments. To volunteer,  please contact Terry Bush via this website CONTACT page. 

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