Afternoon Reading Fun (ARF) Volunteer @ the Library


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3 Community Park RdBroomfieldBroomfield, CO 80020


Do you enjoy helping kids and being around dogs? We are looking for a reliable, compassionate, and responsible volunteer to help make our kid/dog storytimes run smoothly.

Every Thursday starting in September, our ARF dog teams come to the library and kids (K-5th) who struggle to read spend 10 minutes reading to a dog. This is a fantastic program and has helped many a child. We need a lead volunteer to run the program. The Lead does not need a dog, but does need to enjoy dogs.

The Lead volunteer needs to be able to talk to families about signing up their kids, help kids enter and exit the room for their turn, monitor the time so no child runs over their allotted 10 minutes in the program and chat with families about the program while their child is in the story room reading to the dog. The Lead volunteer will arrive at 3:45pm to help sign up interested kids and stay until the program is over at 5 p.m. The Lead needs to:

  • be dependable
  • be able to commit long term
  • be flexible and adaptable when the program does not go according to plan (e.g. one of the two dog teams does not show up)
  • be organized (the Lead will time the child's time with each dog)
  • be personable (the Lead will talk to the parents and families waiting for the story time about the program, the library, and general conversation)
  • be a strong leader who will say no to pushy parents


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • 2 hours every Thursday during the school year

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