FamilySearch Volunteer Opportunities
Are you passionate about family history? Share your love of family history through meaningful service.

Volunteer Activities at FamilySearch

You can volunteer at FamilySearch in a variety of ways—even if you have only a few hours to spare. Below are some ways you can contribute. If a volunteer activity catches your eye, click the link to learn more!
Make information in historical documents searchable online for yourself and others.
Help resolve place-names in FamilySearch’s standardized format.
Register to help test FamilySearch products and experiences.
Help add individuals and families to the FamilySearch Family Tree.
Answer questions and provide research help for Facebook FamilySearch communities.
Help translate English content in your native language.
Your tax deductible donation can help make it easier for others to discover and preserve their family history.
Discover the joy of helping people find their ancestors while serving a mission focused on family history. You can serve full-time or part-time from home, in your community, or around the world.

Missionaries play a key role in supporting the goals of the Family History Department by providing access to historical records, unlocking the possibility of temple blessings, and helping to bind families across the generations.

Why Volunteer at FamilySearch?

Dorotea Young, Translator
“I love the Spanish language and am so happy that I have an opportunity to continue to use it by doing volunteer translating for FamilySearch. Being able to provide this service at my age of 81 years gives greater purpose to my life and helps me continue to learn and improve.”
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Gunther Mowes, Translator
“After back surgery, I was not able to continue serving in Family History using the phones. The perfect opportunity came along where I could use my native language translating Knowledge articles from English into German. Having started this, I don’t see an end in sight.”
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Yvonne Graves, Index Reviewer
“Over the years, I’ve enjoyed indexing and just thought I’d give reviewing a try. Now I like that as well as the indexing...I like knowing that I’m helping somebody out there.”