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.
CARVER COUNTY LIBRARY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Download and print
the Volunteer Application form
Drop your completed form off at one of the libraries or mail it to:
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, MN 55318
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.
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,
- 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.
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 Member
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
- 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:
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska , MN 55318