make great library volunteers!
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 smoothly.
Inquire at your local branch for volunteer opportunities during the school
year or during Carver County Library’s Summer Reading Program!
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.
SUMMER TEEN VOLUNTEERS WANTED!
Carver County Library is looking for teen volunteers age 13 and older to
help with this year’s summer reading program. Teen Volunteers work an
average of 3-6 hours a week and hours can be flexible to work around other
summer plans. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks, registering children
for the Summer Reading Program, shelving, assisting librarians with special
projects and performance events.
Download the Teen Summer Volunteer application If
you’d like more information call Tari at 952-227-7609 or stop at your local
library branch. All Volunteers are required to attend a general orientation.
WHAT DO TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS DO?
Why do libraries offer special programs in the summer?
Summer is a busy time for our libraries! Library programs are
carefully planned to provide fun opportunities for children to connect with
books, maintain and build reading skills, and foster a community connection
to the library. This is particularly important for families who may not
have resources to provide children with books of their own, and for youth to
experience the diversity of programming our performers offer.
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
- 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 paper.
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.
Download a copy of the Teen
Drop your completed form off at one of the libraries or mail it to:
4 City Hall Plaza
If you have any questions, you may email Tari at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (952)227-7609.