An ideal library volunteer would be a person who enjoys tasks that require attention to detail. Many library tasks are simple clerical tasks such as: checking books in and out, shelving books and labeling books. Volunteers are appreciated for their creativity in helping to create displays and bulletin boards. Reading and telling stories to young children is an activity that some volunteers may enjoy. Children love hearing stories from different adults.
Some tasks that require minimal training are:
Book repair and processing, Inventory procedures (scanning, saving and uploading barcode information), Maintaining circulation records, including creating and printing related reports, Editing computer catalog records when updated information is required.
More extensive training is required for cataloging books, but when a volunteer is willing and able, this ongoing task is one that a properly trained volunteer can do and this is enormously helpful.
- General Education
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training