The Library is always in need of extra helping hands. Here are a few things you should know to get you started:
Volunteer Tasks - Initially, volunteers will spend their time dusting shelves, weeding the grounds, etc. From time to time there are more challenging activities. However, Library policy states that volunteers may not take on any tasks that are regularly done by paid staff. We do not provide community service hours.
It is important to let someone know when you arrive and depart. The staff member at the circulation desk can provide you with the tasks that need to be done and the tools to carry them out.
As a volunteer for the Madison Library District, you are required to wear a yellow volunteer name badge. This allows patrons to identify you as a volunteer. You are to direct all questions from library patrons to a library staff member, usually whoever is at the reference desk.
If you are ill, please take the day off of volunteering. Your help is appreciated, but it we prefer that you not share your illness.
Remember that while you are volunteering here you represent the Library. This means that you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner that reflects well on the Library. Inappropriate behavior will result in a warning. If the problem continues, the volunteer may be asked to discontinue service.
The Library is not responsible for any injury or illness you incur while volunteering. All work that you do is voluntary; you will receive no monetary compensation for your efforts but you will receive our admiration.
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Coordinator:
Cathy Stanton (208) 356-3461 ext. 11 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org