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ORGANIZATION: El Cajon Branch Library

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El Cajon Library - Volunteer Position Description

Overview and Impact: El Cajon Library patrons check out 30-40 thousand items per month. Library Page volunteers help put away returned items, and also retrieve materials that patrons want sent to a library branch of their choice. Chosen candidates will be detail-oriented and have an appreciation for neatness and methodology. Enjoy Learning about how the library works while helping the library fulfill one of its most important functions, getting materials into the hands of our patrons.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Sign up for at least one 2-hour shift per week.
  • Shelve and retrieve library materials while concurrently merchandizing.
  • Put away items in the appropriate places.
  • Communicate closely with Library Technicians.


  • Ability to perform all tasks listed above under Key Responsibilities.
  • Capable of putting numbers and letters in chronological order.
  • Strong communication skills in English and command of the English alphabet.
  • Frequent walking, standing, bending and twisting of neck and waist, squatting, simple grasping, and reaching above and below shoulder level.
  • Background check required.
  • At least 18 years of age.

Training and Support Provided: Orientation and training on library materials and procedures prior to first shift. Staff available for consultation at all times.

Time Commitment: Minimum of 2 hours per week for at least 6 months.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Gain valuable volunteer experience while helping your community.
  • Learn about the library and be a member of our team.
  • Handle hundreds of items a day and check some out for yourself! You’ll be amazed at all the cool stuff we have.

Contact Person: Jarrod K. Chilton, Volunteer Coordinator for the El Cajon Branch Library

Date Revised: 10/25/21

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About El Cajon Branch Library


201 E. Douglas Ave, El Cajon, CA 92020, US

Mission Statement

We celebrate our communities and dedicate our passion and expertise to help you create your own story.


San Diego County Library is among the top 10 national and international public library providers of eBooks. With 33 branches, two bookmobiles, five kiosks, countless special events, and a team of enthusiastic and creative staff, SDCL offers San Diego County residents a physical and virtual hub of education, entertainment, and culture.

Every year, five million customers take advantage of SDCL's 30,000 programs and services, checking out more than 11 million items, including books, CDs, DVDs, and more. SDCL is part of San Diego County's Land Use & Environment Group and is committed to helping the community thrive and grow.


Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy


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201 East Douglas AvenueEl Cajon, CA 92020



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hrs over the course of 1 year OR 2 hours a month.

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