Volunteering at the library is a great way
to serve your community and gain
work experience. Teen volunteers can help the library and
count their hours for school, scouting, or other community service projects.
Teen volunteers assist the library with shelving, programming, and community
events and are a valuable asset in making sure the Carver County Library runs
Inquire at your local branch for volunteer opportunities during the school
year or during Carver County Library’s Summer Reading Program!
Download a copy of the Teen Volunteer Application here.
Drop your completed form off at one of the libraries or
mail it to:
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN 55318
Volunteers come from all walks of life. The Carver County Library Board,
members of local Friends of the Library, and Volunteers make a tremendous
difference by supporting library services and programs. As a volunteer you
bring to the Library your time, talents and commitment. And as
a member of the community, you reflect cultural and educational needs and
interests of Carver County.
WHAT DO TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS DO?
If you enjoy
libraries, books, learning new skills, and benefiting your community, we
will do our best to find the right volunteer job for you. Carver County
Library offers a wide variety of opportunities from which you can choose,
and training will be provided.
- Summer Reading Program
Assist youth services
librarian with special programs and events, including setup, crowd control,
clean up, and helping with registering, maintaining, distributing summer
reading forms and prizes. Teens are encouraged to volunteer.
Like to sort and organize? You can adopt
a shelf or shelves as your own and help to maintain proper order and appearance.
Volunteers must be able to file alphabetically and numerically. Once trained,
volunteers can come in at their convenience anytime the library is open.
- Shelving and Shelf-Reading
Help shelve returned items
in a timely manner, and maintain collection of books, periodicals, and AV
materials in an orderly manner. Shifting and circulation volunteers check
magazines, periodicals, and newspapers.
- Bookdrop Assistant
Check in and route items returned to
the outside bookdrop. Occasionally assist in other tasks, including locating
requested items and check-in of new materials.
- Library Support Services
Volunteers needed for a
variety of capacities assisting staff with ongoing library tasks, including book
and other mending and repairs, reinforcing paperbacks, cleaning and /or
repackaging audiovisual materials, dusting, cleaning, and recovering books and
shelves, and restocking public workstations with pencils and scrap
Assist youth services librarian in providing
the weekly preschool storytime session for young children and their caregivers.
Make photocopies and collate materials for children’s activities and events.
Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.
- Special Projects and Other Positions
A variety of
special projects/events or short-term positions are available depending on time
of the year.