Tasks

Tasks that may be performed by a volunteer:

  • Assisting with the Summer Reading Program
  • Book and library item repair and maintenance
  • Helping with programs and projects
  • Light cleaning assignments
  • Organizing newspaper and periodical collection, including display of current issues
  • Shelf Reading – making sure materials are in order
  • Shelving books and Audio Visual (AV) material
  • Special events

Examples of Volunteer Tasks by Department

Administration

  • File photocopied articles
  • Maintain the Information Desk in the downstairs rotunda
  • Special projects as needed
  • Straighten information flyers at the  desk

Children’s Department

  • Assist with displays
  • Assist with special programs- crafts for programs, puppet shows, pajama story time
  • General clean-up of reading area and straightening the department
  • Special projects as needed
  • Straighten and shelve books, paperbacks, movies, audiobooks and periodicals

Circulation

  • Sort paperback donations and mark with property stamp
  • Special projects as needed
  • Straighten and shelve books, paperbacks, movies, audiobooks and periodicals

Reference

  • Assist staff with computer classes
  • Assist with Displays
  • Assist with special events and programs, such as handing out income tax forms
  • File clippings for the vertical file
  • Shifting Projects
  • Straighten and put away books, periodicals and newspapers    
  • Straighten Shelves

Special Collections

  • Clip newspaper articles for the vertical file
  • Create displays
  • Help with data entry projects
  • Shelve materials
  • Straighten shelves

Technical Services

  • Add property stamps to new materials
  • Check DVDs, audio cassettes and VHS tape for defects
  • Laminate book covers and mend books
  • Sort donations and check titles against current holdings
  • Special projects as needed

Young Adult

  • Assist staff with programs-set up program supplies, clean up after programs
  • Straighten and shelve books, paperbacks, audiobooks and periodicals