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Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Downtown Library

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County Corrections Facilities (CCF) Library Programs & Services

Santa Cruz Public Libraries and the Santa Cruz Sheriff's Office partner to bring library books and literacy programs inside all five corrections facilities in Santa Cruz County.

The CCF's mission is to provide free access to information, education, and relevant resources through inclusive library programs and services to people housed in Santa Cruz County correctional facilities.

The Sheriff's Office and Santa Cruz Public Libraries are committed to delivering opportunities for education and personal development, to promote reentry success, as well to ease stress caused by incarceration, leading to an enriched and safer environment for inmates, jail staff, and the Santa Cruz community.

Jail Literacy Program Liaison: Library Services - Working alongside SCPL staff, bring library services and programs to residents of Santa Cruz County Correctional facilities. Requires Sheriff's Dept. training and access. Available to volunteers 21 and older. Must be able to lift 30 lbs. Spanish speaking a plus. Weekly or biweekly commitment required.

  • Tuesdays, meet at Library Admin or facility, 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM

OR

  • Every other Wednesday, meet at Library Admin or facility, 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
If you are interested in working with this program please use the application link provided in this posting and a member of the Volunteer Office will get back to you to discuss the available options.

Thank you for considering the Santa Cruz Public Libraries!

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About Santa Cruz Public Libraries - Downtown Library

Location:

224 Church St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060, US

Mission Statement

The Public Library is dedicated to free and equal access to information, knowledge, independent lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, and the joys of reading for our diverse community.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

WHEN

Mon Nov 18, 2019 - Wed Nov 18, 2020

WHERE

224 Church St.Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(36.97458,-122.0286)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Life Coaching
  • Delivery
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4-month commitment
  • Background check; Ability to lift and manipulate supplies and books; Comfort and empathy toward incarcerated individuals

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