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
Last Updated: October 16, 2013
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.
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 Adultsí 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, actually like teenagers, and successfully complete a criminal history check.
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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