Volunteer Jobs


Job Title: Volunteer, Adult Services

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following: Marks out, stamps and removes RFID tags from discarded materials, boxes discarded materials, sorts CDs and books on carts, shelves materials, puts away magazines, processes paperback books and special duties as assigned by staff.
Qualifications:Minimum 18 years old; ability to read and understand basic English; follow written and verbal instructions.
Training: Orientation to the library and library policies.
Time Commitment: 4 - 12 hours per week for 16 weeks.

Job Title: Volunteer, Book Sales Warehouse

Responsibilities: Assist with online book sales operations at our sorting facility at the Sahara West Library located at 9600 W. Sahara Avenue. We're looking for volunteers that can come in once a week to help with processing materials, organizing donations into genres for our book sales and assisting with online sales listings. We have morning and afternoon shifts available, 9 a.m. - noon, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Must follow directions and guidelines. Able to work independently and with little supervision. Some knowledge of libraries, public interests and reading trends desirable. Ability to lift heavy boxes (desirable but not required).
Training: Library orientation and library policies.
Time Commitment: 2 - 12 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Job Title: Volunteer, Book store

Responsibilities:Stocks and weeds book sale shelves, sorts and evaluates donations. Assists with branch book sales. Processes discarded library books for on-going book sale. Sorts through gifts and separates possible collection additions and sale material from non-usable donations. Waits on customers and assists them in finding books, as well as restocks and straightens shelves when it's slow. Evening or weekend volunteers will need to open/close, reconcile till, receive donations and occasionally answer questions. Maintains an attractive, neat book sale area.
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Must follow directions and guidelines. Able to work independently and with little supervision. Some knowledge of libraries, public interests and reading trends desirable. Ability to lift heavy boxes (desirable but not required).
Training: Library orientation and library policies.
Time Commitment: 2 - 12 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Job Title: Volunteer, CALL (Community Adult Literacy in Libraries)

Responsibilities: Assists instructor with attendance, instructs students who may be unable to keep up with the course load and/or rhythm of the class, tutors those who may need additional help on a particular subject matter (during instructional hours), helps students with laptop/desktop computing questions and literacy web sites, tutors students after class/instruction hours.  Some office work, i.e. filing, cataloging materials, assuring that there are writing materials, etc. Helps with set-up, tear down, and general maintenance of classroom. Proficiency in basic reading, writing, arithmetic at K-8th grade level and a working knowledge of computers is helpful but not necessary.
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Ability to read and understand basic English and follow written and verbal instructions.
Training: Orientation to the library and library policies.
Time Commitment: 4 - 12 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Job Title: Volunteer, English Conversation Group host

Responsibilities: With a volunteer partner, host a group of up to 10 adults learning to speak English as a second language. Create a welcoming environment where participants can practice speaking English without fear of embarrassment. Responsibilities will include selecting one or more topics each week to use as discussion starters, if needed, for a one-hour meeting.
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years old; fluent English speaker; enjoy meeting people from other countries and cultures; do not need to speak any other language.
Training: Instruction in meeting facilitation.
Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week; minimum 3-month commitment preferred.

Job Title: Volunteer, Executive Office

Responsibilities: Includes but not limited to the following: Organizing and cleaning out Library District Board of Trustees files. Recording meeting information details and number of pages for further reference and future scanning projects.
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age. Familiar with Word and Excel programs. Able to work independently and with little supervision. Ability to read and understand basic English and follow written and verbal instructions. Familiarity with archives, public meetings and required documentation desirable but not required. Ability to lift heavy boxes up to 35 lbs. desirable but not required.
Training: Orientation to the District and Board of Trustees meetings paperwork.
Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per week for 12-16 months

Job Title: Volunteer, Library Event Team

Responsibilities: Promote library materials and services at community events. Events may be at parks, community centers, and other public places outside the library. Work with 1-3 other volunteers and library staff at the event booth, distributing library handouts, pencils, magnets, and bookmarks, talking with visitors about library programs and materials.
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years old; love the public library and enjoy meeting new people; might be a library "power user," visiting your local branch several times a month.
Training: Orientation to the library and library policies.
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per event. (You do not need to attend every event.); minimum 3-month commitment preferred.

Job Title: Volunteer, Library Greeter

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following: Sits near library entrance and gives basic library information; guides people to restrooms, meeting rooms, etc.; becomes familiar with groups and programs scheduled in library (calendar provided).
Qualifications: Minimum 18 years of age, approachable demeanor and friendly expression; must be interested in the library and willing to learn about the various departments and areas in order to better direct customers.
Training: Library orientation and library policies.
Time Commitment: 2 hour shifts; help most needed on Saturday, Sundays and evenings between 5 pm and 8 pm.

Job Title: Volunteer, Shelver and Holds Processing

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following: Shelves materials that have been recently returned to the branch and prepares materials that have been requested by library patrons. Identifies books requiring mending and places them in mending area with note attached. Reads spine labels and reshelves books that are not in proper order. Shifts books as necessary to assure easy access. Removes all bookmarks, paper, litter from books and shelves and special duties as assigned by staff.
Qualifications: Minimum 16 years of age. Knowledge of alpha/numeric order. Ability to reach to top shelves and bend to bottom shelves (desirable but not required).
Training: Library orientation and library policies; specific training on book shelving.
Time Commitment: 4 - 12 hours per week for 16 weeks.

Job Title: Volunteer, Special Events

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following: Assists with event set up, cleans up, and marketing; performs various duties as needed.
Qualifications: Minimum 16 years of age; great with people and crowds; ability to lift heavy boxes (desirable but not required).
Training: Orientation to the event and library policies.
Time Commitment: Varies per event.

Job Title: Volunteer, Tutor - CALL (Computer Assisted Literacy in Libraries)

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following: Meets regularly with a student at one of the CALL Program's rooms in a schedule agreed upon by tutor and student.  Follows prescribed program of study to help students with their basic reading skills or English as a Second Language and instructs student in use of computer software.
Qualifications: Must speak English fluently with a desire to help adults improve their English and life and work skills.  High school graduate or GED certificate required. Some tutoring or teaching experience preferred. Should possess the ability to communicate in a courteous and pleasant manner with Library staff and patrons; neat appearance.
Knowledge: Solid reading background.
Training:  Library orientation and policies.  Each volunteer is provided with an overview of the program and of the educational materials available.
Time Commitment: Two sessions per week of 1.5 to 2 hours each in order to have the time to develop a rapport with the student.

Job Title: Volunteer, Young People's Library

Responsibilities: Include but are not limited to the following: Labels and stamps books/magazines/comic books, tapes materials, marks out discarded materials, cuts paper, shelves DVDs, sorts page carts, shelves materials, cleans materials, decorates for and assists at special events, prepares crafts for regular programs, gathers books for displays and special duties as assigned by staff.
Qualifications: Minimum 14 years of age to 18. Ability to read and understand basic English and follow written and verbal instructions.
Training: Orientation to the library and library policies.
Time Commitment: 4 - 12 hours per week for 12 weeks.