Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a critical part of the Library’s success. The minimum age for volunteering is 14. It’s a great way for teens and adults to give back to the community and support the Library. When sharing your time and talents with Library staff, you will be able to work flexible schedules.

Circulation Volunteer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Checks in materials. Checks out materials to patrons. Answers telephone.  Shelves books. Helps library patrons use computers. Assists staff in other tasks as assigned.

Skills and Experience: Some prior customer service or library experience preferred, but not required. The position requires basic computer/keyboard skills and strong interpersonal skills. The best volunteers will be friendly, courteous, tactful, and excel at detail-oriented tasks.

Shelf Manager

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Adopt-a-Shelf workers agree to monitor a section of the Library’s shelving to keep books, tapes, magazines or videos/DVDs in order. This is a vital part of making the materials readily available for patron requests. Since so many people browse the collection and routinely move items from their correct shelf locations, the shelves need constant reorganization and monitoring. The only skills required are an attention to detail and some simple housekeeping skills. You can monitor your assigned section as frequently as seems warranted and at your own scheduling convenience. This is the ideal job for a volunteer who cannot commit to a set schedule and needs extremely flexible volunteer hours.

Skills and Experience: Willingness to spend two self-scheduled hours a week monitoring a section of the Library’s shelving to keep books, tapes, magazines or videos/DVDs in order. Knowledge of the alphabet is essential. Library staff will train the right volunteers in use of the Dewey Decimal System. Volunteer may be required to lift light to medium weights, e.g. books and audio-visual materials.

Maintenance Assistant

Are you Mr. or Ms. Clean?  Help us keep our librarary welcoming by watering plants, dusting shelves, light vacuuming, cleaning kids’ toys and counters, and wiping down books.  Depending on your interest, cleaning and organizing storage space is also needed.

Technical Services/Book Processing Volunteer

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Want to work behind the scenes? This position includes processing of materials, book repair, processing discarded materials, & repair of AV materials. Other duties and project work as assigned. Book repair work includes: replacing worn and dirty book jackets, repairing of broken spines/using the book binding equipment, repairing of loose pages in materials, and working with individual departments to make decisions on whether to replace or repair materials. Discard work includes: stamping materials with DISCARD stamp, removing pockets, targets, and date-due slips from items.

Skills and Experience: The ability to acquire knowledge of repair procedures, and methods.

Social Media Manager

Social media can easily eat up a lot of anyone’s time, especially if you’re trying to post on several sites. Volnteers can help post new information that may interest patrons.

Skills and Experience: Experience posting to social media websites.

Homebound Delivery Driver:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Phone homebound patrons to see what they would like in their next delivery. Deliver and pick up library items as requested by homebound patrons. Work with library staff and patrons to schedule deliveries and pickups. While on the delivery, volunteers will talk with patrons about upcoming library programs and assist homebound patron with program paperwork.

Skills and Experience: Volunteer must possess valid driver’s license and be able to use their own vehicle to make deliveries. The position requires the ability to carry/lift medium weights of library materials. The ideal volunteer will exhibit a pleasant, courteous manner, and have a sincere desire to help people who cannot come into the library access and use materials. Excellent communication skills are a must.

Program Facilitator:

Do you have a passion that could be developed into a library program. Painting, a board game or photography are some examples.

 

Pick up your volunteer application at the Webb Library

Volunteers must pass a drug test and a background check