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Saint Paul Public Library

FunLab Volunteer
Working with Youth

Help out during FunLab programming at Dayton’s Bluff Library.

Do you have enthusiasm for working with children? The creativity and patience to help kids learn and have fun while working on various crafts and activities that engage and teach them science, technology, engineering, art, and math concepts? If so, this is a great volunteer position for you!

FunLab is an umbrella term used to describe STEAM programming for ages 7-11. At Dayton’s Bluff Branch Library, FunLab events occur on a consistent basis, every other Saturday from 2-4 p.m. Children and families can drop in to participate in a variety of developmentally appropriate STEAM activities.

You will work closely with the Children’s Specialist and other library staff to help ensure that FunLab events provide the necessary support for participants. This includes:

  • Setting up for the event
  • Assisting during the program
  • Maintaining a comfortable, safe, and fun atmosphere
  • Helping youth and families navigate the space
  • Cleaning up after event
  • Other tasks as needed

The best candidate for this position is a creative person with enthusiasm for children’s work. Knowledge and understanding of children’s development and interests is a plus. A willingness to learn, teamwork skills, and good communication are necessary qualities for this volunteer position. You must be comfortable giving direction, helping kids manage behavior, and maintaining a safe and fun environment.

We are looking for someone who can work with diverse populations and can be professional, friendly, and welcoming.

Your volunteer hours will work around your schedule, the library’s open hours, and the Children’s Specialist’s work schedule. We ask that you maintain a consistent, dependable, and helpful presence in the library by communicating absences, asking questions when they arise, and being willing to learn.

We look forward to you joining our team as we connect, learn, discover and grow with our community.

When:

Every other Saturday, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Where:

Dayton’s Bluff Library
645 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-1699

Skills:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Working with youth
  • Mentorship
  • Teamwork
  • STEAM
  • Relationship-building
  • Multitasking

Requirements

Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older.

Complete an on-line volunteer application

Complete a background check

Attend Volunteer Orientation and Training

On-site training provided as needed


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About St.Paul Public Library

Location:

90 West Fourth Street, St.Paul, MN 55102, US

Mission Statement

We welcome all people to connect, learn, discover and grow.

Description

Our Values

The Library belongs to the people of Saint Paul. We are your Library and you - our library users - shape our work. The following values guide our work.

We believe that learning is a human right.

To live, adapt, and thrive in a constantly changing world, all people need supportive learning environments and free access to information and ideas from diverse points of view.

We believe in curiosity.

Curiosity can change the world and the path of one’s life. We believe in igniting its spark through discovery and creative exploration.

We believe in connection.

The Library is a place for quiet reflection and boisterous activity; for likeness and for difference. It is comfortable, inclusive, and vital to creating healthy, strong communities.

We believe in the power of belonging.

When people feel they belong, they are able to learn and grow. The Library brings people together to access knowledge, information, and connection. We actively work to ensure that all people see themselves and our city’s rich diversity reflected in our libraries.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

645 East 7th StreetSaint Paul, MN 55106

(44.95793,-93.07529)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • Your volunteer hours will work around your schedule, the library’s open hours, and the Children’s Specialist’s work schedule. We ask that you maintain a consistent, dependable, and helpful presence in the library by communicating absences, asking que
  • Requirements Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Complete an on-line volunteer application Complete a background check Attend Volunteer Orientation and Training On-site training provided as needed

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