We have several volunteer opportunities for those who want to get involved. Most volunteer positions are jobs that you will work on your own. If you are looking for a more social volunteer experience, contact the Friends of the Library for information on how to get involved with one of their projects.
Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Shelf Monitor – weekly or bi-weekly schedule
The shelf monitor is a very important part of the library team. An incorrectly shelved book is a lost book. It is the monitor’s job to check that books and other items are shelved in the correct order. A Shelf Monitor must be able to read small letters and numbers and to be able to learn the Dewey Decimal System. If you are interested in this position, please click the Sign Up button to the left and come to our next informative meeting to learn how to be a shelf monitor.
Book Sorting – weekly schedule
Book sorters will come in at regular intervals to sort our donated books into categories. These books are then added to the library collection or sold by the library online or at our bi-annual book sale. You will be trained by one of our experienced book sorters on what to look for when you sort. Contact our book sorters at email@example.com to get started.
Volunteer Shelver/ Monitor – no current openings
Shelvers come in every week at their assigned time. Shelving can be a strenuous job and requires repeated bending and stooping. Primary duty is to re-shelve books after they have been returned. This requires a Shelver to be able to read small letters and numbers and to be able to learn and use the Dewey Decimal System. Addition duties can include retrieving books that have been requested, organizing library book shelves and shifting books. Tidying children’s area, magazines and free book shelves and other duties as assigned. If interested, please click the link below to apply.
Community Service Volunteer Opportunities
Community Service volunteers can be adults or students. If you are seeking to complete community service hours, please contact the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 717-803-2221. You should know how many hours you need to complete, the date you need to be finished, and how many hours per week you would like to work.
Books need frequent cleaning. This job can be done by adults working with a companion or by students who want to complete Community Service hours. The Book Cleaner will use paper towels and a spray bottle with a mild cleaning solution to wipe grime and dirt off books.
In a busy library, it does not take long for shelves to become disorderly. You will go shelf by shelf and make sure there are no gaps on the shelf and that all books are pulled forward and display books are placed on holders. Some books on shelves may need shifting.