The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Dedicated to promoting children’s library services
Volunteer reader at bi-weekly story times
Prepare materials for planned craft activities, story times, and special events
Set up holiday displays, book displays, and the Children’s Room Christmas tree
Host class visits, story times, and tours in the Children’s Room
Assist staff with family programming such as the Summer Reading Program, Winter Open House and other library outreach activities
Help to administer the Summer Reading Program: donations, activities, prizes
Attend monthly BookBuddies meeting (last Monday of each month at 11am)
Most BookBuddies attend a monthly meeting at 11 a.m. on the last Monday of each month in the library meeting room, and read one to two times every month at our story times, Wednesdays at 3 p.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m. They also volunteer their time at special children’s events throughout the year.
Former and current teachers and librarians are encouraged to apply.
All volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation before beginning volunteering at the library
Volunteer orientations occur at Hanford Library in April & August.
Volunteer applications will be kept on file for six (6) months.
Reading / Writing
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Orientation or Training
Minimum six months, one - two reading days a month
Training given by current BookBuddies before beginning to volunteer.