Welcome to the Madison Library District team and thank you for volunteering! The library is always in need of extra helping hands! Here are a few things you should know that will help you get 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.
It is important to let someone know when you arrive and depart so we knew who is supposed to be where. The Volunteer Coordinator is the person you should check in with, and they can provide you with the tasks that need to be done. We do not provide community service hours.
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 asked of you by 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 is preferable that you not share your illness. Inform the Volunteer Coordinator that you will be absent and come back when you are feeling better.
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 from the Volunteer Coordinator. If the problem isn’t solved, 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 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org