Be very clear as to what you are willing to do. You make your own volunteer rules, and you can always choose to stray outside your boundaries as you work with requesters. Do as little or as much as you choose.

If there is a charge for your service, you must state that for the requester. Requesters should not have "surprises" in this area. Parking fees, public transportation, copying costs, or the price of admission or donation to a Historical Society, etc. are reasonable charges, but you can also waive those if you wish. Also, some volunteers charge for gas if they are obtaining resources far from their home or outside of the stated area. Items that are not acceptable on this volunteer site are charges for your time, "per hour" fees or using Gen Gathering to sell your products.

You must also inform the requester as to the approximate wait time for their request.

Categories of Volunteerism

Regional Resources
Examples of "Regional Resources" category:

(Note that a regional resource such as "New England Churches" would be found under each of the states it addresses.)

Birth, death, marriage, cemetery indexes, websites, city directories, yearbooks, school photos, funeral home records, courthouse, church, Historical/Genealogical Society lookups - (land, marriage, christening, probate, wills, etc.). Library lookups (obituaries, biographies, historical books, maps, etc.), digital photos or videos of any historical or family locale - (cemetery, church, war memorial, land, etc.). Military resources (state and county books, biographies, etc.).

Family History Resources
Examples of "Family History Resources" category:

(These will generally not fit well into a regional area.)

Published family history/biography books such as "The Duncan Family History" diaries, journals, scrapbooks, written family histories, photographs, websites. Military resources (personal diaries, journals, scrapbooks, photographs, etc.).