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San Leandro Public Library300 Estudillo AvenueSan Leandro, CA 94577


Volunteer Position Title: Needle Crafters Program Assistant

Position Duties:

  • Reports to the Librarian who serves as the Adult Services Programming Coordinator.
  • Arrives 15 minutes early each 2 nd and 4 th Sunday (except holidays); checks to see if the security guard has opened the door to Conference Room C. If the security guard is not there and Conference C is not open; then goes to the Reference Desk and ask as staff member to call Guard and ask him to unlock the door.
  • Sign in at the Volunteer Sign-in Station in the Mending Area
  • Goes to Conference Room C. Greets new people, ask them for their names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
  • At 2:30, makes any announcements that are of interest to the group.
  • Counts the number of people in attendance (so we can report the number to Mary Lee Barr, the Adult Volunteer Coordinator).
  • About 3:30, starts gathering up materials, etc. so that at 3:45 everyone can leave the Library.
  • Before leaving the room, checks the floor area to make sure no one has dropped anything.
  • Turn off the lights and close the door!
  • Last, sign outs at the Volunteer Sign-in Station.
  • Sends an emailed attendance report following each Needle Crafters session to the Adult Services Coordinator.

Skills Needed:

  • Intermediate to advanced skills in knitting or crocheting or other needle crafting skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Open and flexible attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well with a diverse community

Time Commitment:

Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week and a minimum of 6 months.

Age Requirement:

Adult library volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Supervisor: Adult Services Programming Coordinator


  • Crocheting
  • Knitting

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • At least 6 months

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