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Children’s Helper Volunteer Position

No positions currently available. Applications not being accepted at this time.

Job Location: Central Library

Position Overview:

  • Ensures that books are in proper order and straighten books on the shelf
  • Cleans materials
  • Assists in craft preparation for library programs

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Help make the library easier to use and a more pleasant place to visit
  • Become better acquainted with the library collection
  • Earn community service hours
  • Be a part of the library team


  • Between the ages of 14 – 17, must have permission from parent or legal guardian
  • Ability to convey a positive, friendly attitude
  • Ability to understand and follow simple instructions
  • Ability to see and read fine print
  • Access to dependable transportation so you can be on time
  • Ability to work neatly and precisely with patience on assigned tasks
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Training provided:

  • 1 hour Library orientation, followed by 1 hour of training on book shelving, the Dewey Decimal System, other organization systems used for library collections and material cleaning methods
  • Regular contact and check-in meetings with Volunteer Coordinator to answer questions, provide support and coordinate book cleaning and craft preparation assignments

Time commitment:

  • Work between 4 – 5 hours a month – an hour a week
  • Work during open hours, Monday through Thursday

Length of commitment:

  • Minimum six month commitment


  • Follow library policy, procedures, guidelines, and values
  • Ability to work agreed upon shifts and perform assigned tasks
  • Convey a positive attitude with public, staff, and other volunteers
  • Limit socializing with public, staff, and other volunteers

The inability to meet the above expectations will end the volunteer opportunity.

No positions currently available. Applications not being accepted at this time.