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Senior Zen Hour : Share your creativity

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St.Paul Public Library

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Saint Paul Public Library
Senior Zen Hour Volunteer

Use your creativity and artistic skills to facilitate Senior Zen Hour at Dayton’s Bluff Library.

Senior Zen Hour is a program for seniors that allows them to spend time quietly socializing, painting, doing crafts, or completing crossword puzzles. It is a way for older people in the community to connect to each other and to the resources in their neighborhood library.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and creative person who is comfortable developing beginner art lessons and craft projects and facilitating more easy-going programs like adult coloring, crossword puzzles, and games. Activities will differ from week to week, but will promote socializing and cater to older adults.

This volunteer will collaborate with library staff to plan and promote this program. Duties for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing ideas for art projects and activities
  • Communicating supply needs to staff
  • Setting up for program
  • Facilitating and instructing during program
  • Cleaning up after program

The best candidate for this position is a creative person with enthusiasm for art and a love for working with people. Teamwork and good communication skills are necessary qualities for this volunteer position. You must be comfortable giving instruction, interacting with older adults, 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.

We ask that you maintain a consistent, dependable, and helpful presence in the library by communicating absences, asking questions when they arise, and collaborating with library staff.

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


Every Friday, 10a.m. - 12 p.m.
Other volunteer hours for planning as schedule allows, flexible


Dayton’s Bluff Library
645 E 7th St, St Paul, MN 55106


  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Patience
  • Teamwork
  • Art
  • Relationship-building
  • Multitasking


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


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

Mission Statement

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


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


We'll work with your schedule.


645 East 7th StreetSaint Paul, MN 55106



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Painting




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 Fridays a month between 10:00am -12:00 pm
  • We ask that you maintain a consistent, dependable, and helpful presence in the library by communicating absences, asking questions when they arise, and collaborating with library staff.

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