Volunteers in Archives

The Westchester County Archives Volunteers in Archives (VIA) program is a way for individuals interested in history to participate in preserving Westchester County’s exciting documentary and photographic records. Through their work at the Archives, VIA members help the Archives fulfill its dual mission of providing efficient access to the historical records in its care to today’s users, as well as ensuring the preservation of those materials for future generations. 

Intended for graduate students and retired professionals, projects may include assisting patrons in the Archives Reading Room, preparing original documentary and photographic collections for use by researchers, and assisting in the creation of collection indexes, data entry, and document transcription.

Through a selective application process, individuals are accepted for the VIA program based on how their individual interests and skills fit with the current needs and priorities of the Archives. Training is provided for those selected into the program. A commitment of at least two to four hours a week, to be performed during normal business hours Monday through Friday, is requested of all volunteers.

Internships for undergraduate and graduate students can also be arranged.  

If you would like an application to join VIA or more information about the program, contact Jae Coffey, Director of Volunteers, by e-mail at or by phone at (914) 231-1525.