The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
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.
If you love libraries, then you will enjoy volunteering your time and skills for the Palmdale City Library! I worked part-time every Tuesday for 6 months as a legal aide at the library. My customer service job was to guide library customers through steps required to obtain free legal advice from attorneys over Skype.
The library's full-time and volunteer staff are very friendly and eager to help you set up and prepare for your volunteer time. Also, you can help out with library book fairs, special reading days, and membership parties!
My volunteer experience with the Palmdale City Library offered many satisfying, surprising and heart-warming volunteer experiences. I recommend this VolunteerMatch opportunity! - Teri G.