Children’s Helper Volunteer Position

Job Location: Central Library
Reports to: Bernice Chang

Position Overview:

  • Ensures that books are in proper order and straighten books on the shelf
  • Cleans materials
  • Assists in craft preparation for library programs

Benefits of volunteering:

  • Help make the library easier to use and a more pleasant place to visit
  • Become better acquainted with the library collection
  • Earn community service hours
  • Be a part of the library team


  • Between the ages of 14 – 17, must have permission from parent or legal guardian
  • Ability to convey a positive, friendly attitude
  • Ability to understand and follow simple instructions
  • Ability to see and read fine print
  • Access to dependable transportation so you can be on time
  • Ability to work neatly and precisely with patience on assigned tasks
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check

Training provided:

  • 1 hour Library orientation, followed by 1 hour of training on book shelving, the Dewey Decimal System, other organization systems used for library collections and material cleaning methods
  • Regular contact and check-in meetings with Volunteer Coordinator to answer questions, provide support and coordinate book cleaning and craft preparation assignments

Time commitment:

  • Work between 4 – 5 hours a month – an hour a week
  • Work during open hours, Monday through Thursday

Length of commitment:

  • Minimum six month commitment


  • Follow library policy, procedures, guidelines, and values
  • Ability to work agreed upon shifts and perform assigned tasks
  • Convey a positive attitude with public, staff, and other volunteers
  • Limit socializing with public, staff, and other volunteers

The inability to meet the above expectations will end the volunteer opportunity.

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