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 Be a Volunteer

 

Volunteer_1.jpgVolunteers 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.

CARVER COUNTY LIBRARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Download and print the Volunteer Application form here.

If you are a teen, check out unique volunteer opportunities just for you and a special Teen Volunteer Application form.
 
Drop your completed form off at one of the libraries or mail it to:

Tari Clay
Library Administration
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN  55318


If you have any questions, you may email Tari at tclay@co.carver.mn.us or call her at (952)227-7609.


WHAT DO 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 Libraries offers a wide variety of opportunities from which you can choose. and training will be provided. We will do our best to find the right volunteer job for you. Training will be provided.
  • Shelving and Shelf-Reading
    Helping to shelve returned items timely, and maintaining collection of books, periodicals, AV in an orderly manner by reading book shelves. Shifting and circulation checks on periodicals-magazines, newspapers.
     
  • Adopt-a-Shelf
    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. Service groups and organizations are encouraged to apply.
     
  • Internet Trainer
    Assist Library Staff in teaching patrons to feel more comfortable with computer technology in the library through training on the utilizing of the CCL card catalog, Internet and resources, E-mail. 
     
  • Tax Assistance
    Provide free Tax Assistance to elderly, and low to moderate-income individuals. Training is provided in collaboration with IRS, MN Dept. of Revenue, CCL, and AARP. Tax form assistants are needed to help organize and restock forms made available at local library branches.
     
  • Bookdrop Assistant
    Responsible for check-in and routing of items returned to the outside bookdrop. May be asked to assist in other tasks including searching for paging slip items and check-in of new materials.
     
  • Homebound Delivery
    Provide a vital link to library services by delivering books and other library materials to homebound patrons due to illness, disabilities or lack of transportation. 
     
  • Library Support Services
    Volunteers needed for a variety of capacities assisting Staff with on-going library tasks including book and Audio Visual mending and repairs, reinforcing paperbacks, cleaning and repackaging of Audio Visual materials. Dusting, cleaning, and recovering books and shelves. Restocking public workstations with pencils, scrap paper.
     
  • Storytime
    Assist Children/Youth Services Librarian with providing the weekly pre-school Storytime session for young children and parents. Making photocopies and collating materials for children's activities and events. Bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.
     
  • Summer Reading Program
    Assist Children/Youth Services Librarian in putting on special programs and events, including set up, crowd control, clean up, and helping with registering, maintaining, distributing summer reading forms and prizes. Teens are encouraged to volunteer.
     
  • Friends of the Library
    Friends of the Library groups support and promote their local Libraries with book sales, and fundraisers. Purpose to promote a community gathering place that enriches the lives focusing on library services to educate, provide resources, and meet the growing information needs of our community.
     
  • Library Foundation Members
    Serves on the Library Foundation of Carver County Board, a non-profit organization that seeks to support and cultivate private donations to enhance library services and collections .
     
  • Other Positions
    A variety of special projects/events or short-term positions are available depending on time of the year, and request needs by Administration or local Carver County Library Branches.

HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED?

To find out more about volunteer opportunities at Carver County Libraries, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at Library Administration Office:
 
Tari Clay
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska , MN 55318
952-227-7609