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.
Teaching kids to read is not only beneficial for the kid, but also for the teacher. A lot of people recently have many problems with speaking and become very shy. Practicing reading with someone who needs help can up ones confidence. I think it's a very good organization to work for.
by Gloria O. from Burbank, CA
I have voluntered at the Burbank Public Library for over 20 years now in many capacities,from rewinding video tapes, working in the book store to being a Library Board member. All the members of the staff and administration are happy in their jobs and that creates a wonderful atmospher to be in. They always make us feel welcomed an important. Our work is meaningful and appreciated in may ways by the staff and patrons.