Artist Credit: Jerry Wennstrom

The Society operates on volunteer energy. Its active members produce our events and keep our library in fine form. Members of the Board, who are also volunteers, plan and coordinate activities with the help of a cadre of community members.

Volunteer Opportunities

All are invited to participate in the functions of our society. In addition to opportunities at our events and in our library, there are many supporting roles to play, including opportunities to help with our outreach, membership, and programming efforts.

Volunteer at Our Events—Anyone, Especially Students, Wanted!

We’re looking for college and university students who want to attend our lectures but don’t always have the leeway in their budget to do so. We know. We’ve been there!

The Society offers volunteer-work-in-trade for lecture fees. We need a cadre of volunteers to sign up in advance to assist at our scheduled events. Students of all academic disciplines are invited to consider this opportunity.

Event volunteer teams assist with room set up, hospitality, registration support, audio-visual tech support, staffing information, book sales, and clean up. Training is provided as needed. Assistance is also needed with outreach and publicity in advance of each event for volunteers who have the relevant skills.

Volunteer in the Library

Our extensive library is located on the main floor of the Good Shepherd Center and is run by volunteers.  Although we have a limited number of positions available, please let us know if you would enjoy spending time in our library and are interested in assisting us with this important work so that we may contact you when opportunities arise.

How You Can Participate

Please consider donating your time. Volunteering for the Society is rewarding—it provides access to our rich library resources, our annual program of events, and our community. Please contact us to discuss specific current opportunities.

COVID-19 Impacts

We recognize that the ongoing pandemic impacts volunteer opportunities with the Society, but if you are interested, there are still plenty of ways to get involved both virtually and otherwise. Contact the office for current opportunities.

“Anyone who wants to know the human psyche will learn next to nothing from experimental psychology. He would be better advised to put away his scholar’s gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart through the world.”