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The purpose of the Volunteer Service Department is to empower individuals to the productive use of their talents, skills and gifts in providing the highest level of quality service to the patrons of the Allen County Public Library.
Adopted July, 1994
Revised October,1996

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Last Updated: February 24, 2014

HOLDS SHELVER at LITTLE TURTLE BRANCH
Each night, books that have been put on hold in the last 24 hours are pulled and delivered to the branches that have requested them. The Little Turtle Branch is in need of volunteers to organize and shelve the books on hold so that they can be picked up by patrons. This position is open every day at this time.

MEDIA SHELVER at GRABILL BRANCH
The Grabill branch is looking for someone to help put away media, including DVDs, CDs, and video games. This volunteer would work Monday nights to lock DVD cases, shelve DVDs, sort video games according to barcode numbers and shelve CDs alphabetically.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM ASSISTANT at GRABILL
The Grabill branch is looking for a volunteer to assist the Children’s librarian in preparing materials for children’s programming. The duties may include tasks such as cutting out items for projects, gathering materials or counting out materials accurately so there are enough for all children participating in the program.

ABOITE BRANCH PICKLIST ASSISTANT
Volunteers needed to work at the Aboite Branch. Assist branch staff with processing patron holds by locating and retrieving specific items on the picklist. Look for items on the picklist in adult, juvenile, young adults and paperbacks, matching up barcode numbers on the list with barcodes in the books. Find all items if possible. Assist with other duties as assigned by assistant branch manager and branch manager. Training will be provided by Aboite Branch staff. Weekly commitment of at least 2 hours during regular branch hours. We are especially in need of help in this area on Mondays. If you are interested in applying for the Aboite Branch picklist assistant, you must have stamina for continued standing, walking, stretching, bending and stooping; the ability to take direction and then work independently; and successfully complete a criminal history check. All volunteers must successfully complete procedures for volunteer involvement at ACPL. We are in need of volunteers to fill this position on Thursday and Saturday mornings.

HOMEWORK HELP
Volunteers needed to provide homework help to middle and/or high school-aged students in Young Adults' Services at the Main Library. Mathematics is the primary subject area in which volunteer helpers will provide assistance. Some volunteer helpers may give assistance in secondary subjects, such as science, social studies, or English. Training will be provided by the Homework Helper Coordinator, in conjunction with the staff of the Young Adults’ Services department. This position requires at least one semester of commitment. If you are interested in becoming a homework help volunteer, you must have the necessary knowledge and/or training to provide competent and accurate information to students receiving homework help, be able to communicate clearly and maintain an approachable manner with students - mainly teenagers, and successfully complete a criminal history check. We are in need of two volunteers to fill this position on Monday nights from 6:00-8:00


For more information on any of the positions listed above or to schedule an interview, please call Sandy Screeton, Volunteer Services Manager at (260) 421-1233.
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