Volunteers enhance the capabilities of the library staff. While not a substitute for staff, Volunteers provide a valuable community service by assisting the staff in fulfilling the library’s mission in the community.
All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age or be recommended by a staff member. Those who wish to volunteer must fill out a Volunteer application. The management team will review the application and contact the applicant for a brief interview.
Volunteers work under the supervision of the library staff and perform carious jobs. Jobs May include: shelving books, and other material, book repair, maintaining periodicals, Data entry, collection inventory, assisting at book sales, assisting patrons with computers, and other special projects. At the discretion of the Director, qualified volunteers may be permitting to perform duties involving patron records and the charging and discharging of patron records. Each library volunteer will receive specific training for the assigned duties.
Volunteers are required to uphold the confidentiality of all transactions between library users and staff and volunteers. This includes any information about what materials a patron request, views, or checks out.
Attendance/Record of Time:
Volunteers should commit to a schedule and report on time. Volunteers who are not able to fulfill their time due to illness or vacation are asked to inform the staff. Volunteers should dress appropriately for the library business environment.
When a volunteer has decided to end their work experience with the Library, the Director should be notified. A volunteer will be considered inactive if he or she has been absent for two months without notice.
Revision Adopted February 24, 2022