Outreach Volunteer

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FARGO PUBLIC LIBRARY OUTREACH PROGRAM

Outreach Volunteer

Job Description

Importance of Position:
Provide library materials and services to home-bound individuals, and residents of congregate and nursing housing who are unable to come to the Fargo Public Library due to mental, physical, sensory or social disability.

Qualifications:

  • Submit volunteer application and agreement and sign Inquiry Release Form.
  • Be at least 18 years old and have the ability to read and write English at a 12 th grade level.
  • Be able to bend, push, pull, stretch, reach and lift 40 pounds consistently.
  • Ability to be sensitive, patient, understanding and respectful of clients’ situation and needs.
  • Willingness to be creative, flexible, enthusiastic and have a sense of humor.
  • Have good communication, listening and organizational skills.
  • Willingness to commit to a consistent delivery schedule.

Responsible to: Outreach Librarian

Responsibilities:

  1. Successfully complete training program.
  2. Select, check out and deliver library materials to an assigned facility or client once or twice a month on a regular schedule.
  3. Return used materials to the circulation area to be checked in and shelved.
  4. Meet reporting requirements including monthly reports on hours of service, items delivered and materials used. If you are unable to make a delivery for any reason, notify Outreach Librarian immediately.

Time Commitment:
After initial training, then 3-5 hours (for each distribution) to prepare and deliver materials, usually every other week.

Length of Commitment: Minimum 1 year, prefer long term

Grounds for Termination (including, but not limited to):

  • Failure to successfully complete the training program
  • Failure to carry out assigned responsibilities
  • Breach of confidentiality

Contact Person:
Pam Strait

Outreach Librarian

(701)241-8111

pstrait@cityoffargo.com

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

102 North 3rd St.Fargo, ND 58102

(46.87732,-96.78378)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-5 hours per week, biweekly on a regular schedule
  • 1 year commitment

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