Volunteering is the perfect way to feel connected to your hobby or to your community. The APS and APRL operate with a staff of 35 full-time employees (and seveal weekly volunteers) dedicated to providing services to our 35,000+ members. However, volunteers have become a vital part of not only our daily operations but with our show participation, youth programs, mentor services, and more.
Locally we offer volunteer opportunities to family, friends, visiting or local members; we host an annual Volunteer Work Week; and we participate in community volunteer programs with neighboring youth and retirees. During 2011 about 20 volunteers will contribute approximately 8,500 hours of volunteer service at the American Philatelic Center in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania. This does not include board and committee members nor the many additional volunteers working from home or other locations.