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.
Santa Maria Public Library system is seeking an energetic and fun team of volunteers to assist with a morning toddler story time at the Orcutt branch, and a Saturday preschool story time at the Los Alamos Branch. A background in education, libraries, or acting is preferred. Experience working with families and a knowledge of children’s literature is desired. Duties for Orcutt will include assisting Library staff with a high energy story time for ages 1-3. Duties for Los Alamos will include planning and presenting regular story times for young children ages 3-5 and their caregivers. Live Scan fingerprinting is required, and will be scheduled by the volunteer coordinator. A commitment to one year of volunteer service is desired. Training will be provided.
Background in education or acting
Experience working with families
Knowledge of children’s literature
Ability to commit to one year of volunteer work desired
Pass Live Scan fingerprinting
Plan and present story times for families
Literacy / Reading
Teaching / Instruction
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 20
Orientation or Training
1-4 hours month on Saturday mornings
Ability to read and select age appropriate picture books to read to children, patience