Volunteer

Why volunteer?
Your contribution of time, energy, and talents helps create a library that makes a difference in our community!  

What can you do? 

Summer Reading Volunteer, Ages 14-18
Help us make Summer Reading 2020 the best year yet! 
Required: Enthusiasm, creativity, and adaptability. Training provided May 2020 (information coming soon).
T
ime commitment: 3-6 hours a week, June-July (flexible)

Summer Math Camp Counselor, Ages 14-18
Join the Math Team to help kids in grades 1-8 enjoy games and activities that help them apply math skills to real life situations.
Required: Basic math skills, great attitude, and interest in helping others. Training provided.
Time commitment: 6 hours a week in June, 9:15-12:15 Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday

Materials Processing Assistant, Ages 16+
Serve the library from behind the scenes. Label, stamp, and cover books and other materials. 
Required: Clerical skills, attention to detail, and ability to function well under limited supervision.
Length of Commitment: 2-4 hours per week, 3-6 months

Children’s Library Assistant, Ages 14+
Express your creative side. Prepare items for craft projects and assemble accessories/props for storytimes (some of which may be done at home). Assist with displays and maintaining order in Children’s Library. 
Required: Customer service skills, attention to detail, and ability to work independently and follow deadlines.
Length of Commitment: 3-6 months

Adopt-a-Shelf Assistant, Ages 16+
Satisfy your inner neat freak. Maintain order in an assigned area of shelving. Check spine labels and re-shelve books found out of order. Shift books as necessary. Remove unwanted items (bookmarks, litter, etc) from materials and shelves.
Required: Organizational skills, familiarity with Dewey and knowledge of alpha/numeric order.
Length of Commitment: 6 months

Friends of the Library Board Member, Ages 18+
Do you want to help improve and enhance the library’s services? Join us in our monthly meeting where we discuss library projects, grants, and ways to help the library grow.
Required: Strong supporter and advocate of the library. Willingness to contribute your time, effort, and experience to various projects.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours/month on average, 1-5 years

One-on-One Reading Tutor, Ages 16+
Help students develop their reading skills, fluency, and vocabulary through half hour reading lessons.
Required: Love of reading and a caring heart. All training will be provided. 
Time Commitment: 6 hours a week, 3-6 pm Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays

Homework Tutor, Ages 14+
Help students (K-12) with their homework after school.
Required: Willingness to help with math, English, science, etc to encourage children to succeed. Great for proactive people who enjoy interacting with others. 
Time Commitment: 3-6 hours a week

English Class Conversation Volunteer, Ages 16+
Practicing with native speakers is a great way for people to learn a new language. Help language learners try out their English.
Required: Fluency in English, patience, good listening skills, comfortable speaking with others.
Time Commitment: 1 ½ hours on Wednesday or Thursday evening for 2-4 months

English Class Childcare Volunteer, Ages 14+
Engage children of language learners with various fun activities provided by our staff.
Required: Patience with children, imagination, and a desire to serve. 
Time Commitment: 1 ½ hours on Wednesday or Thursday evening for 1-6 weeks

Please note that we are unable to accommodate court appointed community service volunteers at this time. You may contact United Way for assistance in finding those opportunities: 801-374-2588.

How do you start?
Fill out the Volunteer Application here.