DSCL Adult Volunteer Application
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Shelving/Reading Shelves - Daily / Year-round:
Shelving entails returning items to the correct area and in correct order on the shelf for fiction (alpha) and non-fiction (Dewey Decimal.) Reading shelves is straightening and verifying the correct order of items on the shelf and correcting the order, if needed. A shelving candidate will have the ability to complete the online tutorial/test on the Dewey Decimal system and have the ability to learn to order library materials using the system. Shelving candidates must be able to stand for periods of time, push carts with books, bend and stoop to accommodate shelving on lower shelves.
Shelving Mentor - Mon Tue Wed Thurs / After-school
This task entails training new teen shelving volunteers during after-school shifts. Training includes all aspects of Shelving/Reading shelves, hands-on sorting, alphabetizing of circulation carts, power point shelving overview, library tour and completing an online tutorial assessment. 4:30 – 6:30 pm shift is typical. Monday – Thursday shifts are ideal. Training experience preferred by not necessary as the position provides training.
Story-Time Program Presenter - Tues, Wed & Fri Year-round
This task entails planning activities and reading stories to the children for story time. It is on Tuesdays at 9:30 and Wed. at 10:00 for ages 18 months - 3 years and on Fridays at 10:30 for ages 4 and up. A crafts background or music experience is helpful but not necessary.
Story-Time Assist Program - Tue, Wed or Fri Year-round
This task entails preparing items for story time activities as directed by the Children’s Librarian. Story times are held on Tues. at 9:30, Wed. at 10:00 for ages 18 months – 3 years and Fri. at 10:30 for ages 3 – 5 years. A crafts background or music experience is helpful but not necessary.
Charlotte’s Book Club Program - 2nd Thurs of each Month
This task entails leading an adult book discussion group centered on fiction selections. The group is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
Non-Fiction Book Club Program - 1st Thurs of each Month
This task entails leading an adult book discussion group centered on non-fiction selections. The group is held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00 – 7:45 pm.
Chess Program - 2nd & 4th Tue of each Month
This task entails leading youth activity and play group. Chess experience a must. The group is held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays of each month at 4:30 – 5:30 PM.
Knitting Group Program - Twice per Month
This task entails leading adult & family hobby group. Knitting experience a must. The group is held twice per month from 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Book Sale - Mondays / Mid-August – End of May
Maintain the book sale area by filling shelves with a weekly rotation of new donations and then removing and boxing books that did not sell. A book sale candidate will be able to stand for periods of time, push carts with books, lift boxes weighting up to 20 lb. and bend and stoop to accommodate placing / removing books on lower shelves.
Building Maintenance - Year-round
There is a monthly checklist of maintenance items that must be attended to including changing light bulbs on inside and outside of the building. Building maintenance candidates must be able to lift up to 20 lbs., stand and stoop for periods of time, push carts and climb both a 6 ft. and 8ft. ladder.
Grounds Maintenance - Year-round
This task entails weeding, pruning, mulching and watering of the existing flower beds, and litter control of the library grounds, etc. Grounds maintenance candidates must be able to lift up to 20 lbs., stand and stoop for periods of time, push a wheel barrow, rake and sweep.
Office Administration - Year-round
Admin candidates will be computer literate, have experience with data entry, filing, organizing, and other administrated related tasks as needed by the volunteer coordinator. Word, Power Point and strong data entry skills preferred.
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