If you are a patient, flexible and reliable adult, and if you like to meet new people and help them, you would be a great Alameda Reads volunteer.
Alameda Reads has helped local adults improve their reading and writing skills for more than 30 years. Our non-pressured, non-academic environment works! Adult learners often come to Alameda Reads because school was not the right place for them to learn. Learners range from ages 18 to 90 and have a wide range of needs and skills. They often have busy lives and want to be able to use their skills right away at home, in the community and at work.
Volunteers are active and engaged listeners. They support the Alameda Reads learning community in a variety of ways depending on program needs and a volunteer’s skills. The health of the program relies on a diverse range of volunteer support including:
Online social media and web support
Program promotion in the library and community
Outreach through fliers and newsletters
Small learning group support
Special events coordination
We ask volunteers to:
Complete a 13-hour training workshop
Volunteer two hours a week
Commit to 6 months of service, although we hope you’ll stay for longer!
Volunteers must have an active email address and possess a computer or other digital device with access to the internet.
To volunteer please fill out the application on our web page: http://alamedaca.gov/library/alameda-reads
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Alameda Free Library - Alameda Free Library
1550 Oak St, Alameda, CA 94501, US
The Alameda Free Library is an inviting and comfortable place where people of all ages develop and enjoy a love of learning and reading, connect to the online world, and find the information they need for daily living.
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.