Volunteer Opportunities Print

volunteer-ss1Below are some of the volunteer opportunities offered at WCLS. Not all positions are available at all of our locations. In addition to these opportunities, there are occasional one-time events that utilize volunteer time.

Working under the supervision of library staff, volunteers enhance library programs and services in a variety of areas:

 

Adult Program Idea Generator: Engage the community by creating library events on topics that appeal to community members

Citizenship Volunteer: Assist adults with study materials to prepare for the U.S. Citizenship exam

Display Case Curator: Use artistic and creative skills to help the library create and maintain attractive displays

English as a Second Language (ESL) Talk Time Leaders: Assist adults learning English in improving their conversational skills in informal small group settings

eReader Assistant: Help patrons understand how to use their eReader devices

Job Shop Coach: Help individuals looking for jobs to use library technology and resources to develop the tools and information needed for their job search

Landscape Gardener/Grounds Volunteer: Keep library grounds neat, orderly and aesthetically pleasing

Literacy Child Care Volunteer: Lead children’s activities while parents are attending Talk Time or computer classes

Programs Host: Help the library with programs and events

Publicity Distribution Specialist: Distribute flyers and posters for upcoming library events throughout the community

Publicity Photographer: Capture the story of the importance of the library by taking photographs during library programs and events and creating “stock” photos to aid in publicity and community awareness

Resume Helper: Help patrons create effective resumes using library computers and resources

School-Age Program Volunteer: share your talents, knowledge, or special interests in hour-long after-school or Saturday programs at any of our branch libraries

Scrapbook Organizer: Help library staff create and organize scrapbooks of library events and programs

Storytime Volunteer: Lead a half-hour program of stories and activities that introduce preschoolers and toddlers to the delight of the library

Technology CoachHelp library users learn to use or increase their skills on the computer and Internet

Teen Volunteer: Share your expertise and interests and/or fulfill the requirements of your High School Senior Project or obtain service learning credits for school or clubs

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Videographer: Create dynamic videos showing library events or “behind the scenes” movies about WCLS

Other Opportunities: If you have an idea about a way to share your skills, contact your local library manager!