Committees & Volunteer Opportunities

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee invites members of the community to join board members in collaborating on a range of projects including researching, writing, and publishing articles on topics ranging from the history of the Black Abolitionist movement to current social justice issues, social media campaigns, email newsletters, and photography and video content. Bring your creative ideas, your voice, and your commitment to truth-telling to our work to amplify the organization’s mission worldwide.

Contact the Committee Chair to get involved!

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Conference Committee

The Conference Planning Committee meets monthly to plan the annual UGRR Public History Conference that is one of the major initiatives of Underground Railroad Education Center. The committee works collaboratively on all elements of the planning and the implementation of the conference. Committee members select a particular focus area for which they would like to be responsible, collaborating with committee members to accomplish designated tasks related to the program’s development. Conference planning components include conference theme, guest speakers, educators’ workshop, reception, workshop proposals, student tract, volunteers, fundraising, publicity, meals, facilities, cultural performance, registration brochure and conference journal.

The Conference Planning Committee meets on the first Monday of each month, from 5:30pm-7pm at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Electronic participation in meetings is regularly arranged for those interested in participating but unable to attend in-person.

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Collections Committee

The Collections Committee meets monthly and plans and implements International Archeology Day, tracks temperature and humidity in The Myers Residence, manages the archive and artifact collections, is setting up a virtual database of hundreds of period appropriate artifacts that contribute to a fuller understanding of the daily lived experiences of Stephen and Harriet Myers and their colleagues, and arranges exhibits in public spaces as well as at The Myers Residence. A great way to put a variety of skills to work in a fun environment. Appropriate for teens, college students, and adults.

New committee members are most welcome. The Collections Committee meets on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30pm-7pm at The Myers Residence.

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Program and Fundraising Committee

 

The Program and Fundraising Committee invites community members to join with board members in planning and implementing a variety of programs throughout the year that support the mission and vision of Underground Railroad Education Center. Working collaboratively with the Communications Committee, the Program / Fundraising Committee manages July 4th Oration, Black Awards Banquet, We Remember: Veterans Black and Brown, Membership Campaign and Thank You Event, and more. Bring your creative ideas and skills to this energetic and energizing committee!

Contact us for details on meeting dates and time. All meetings will be held at The Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence. Electronic participation in meetings is regularly arranged for those interested in participating but unable to attend in-person.

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