Volunteering at the Gill Memorial Library is a rewarding and fun experience. Our volunteers help us with special events; assist new patrons gain familiarity with our library; help us maintain their collections; provide senior citizens with one-on-one with computer assistance, and help to shelve both new and returned material.
To join our team of Library-loving volunteers you should:
Be at least 14 years of age.
Be available to volunteer at least 1–3 hours a week for at least 2–3 months.
Have the ability to work alone or with others (other volunteers, staff, or patrons).
Once you return the completed application, we will contact you and schedule an interview to discuss your interests and volunteer options.
With its vast collection of books, DVDs, and audiobooks, Parkway Central is in need of detail-oriented volunteers to assist in restocking new and returned material.
Senior Computer Tutor
A tutor, with a strong knowledge of computers and technology, is needed to assist senior citizens in building their computer skills. The tutor helps access information and answers questions in a one-on-one setting.
Collection Care Assistant
Volunteers are needed to help maintain material within our collection. This might include sorting and cleaning items in the collection.
Volunteers are needed to help maintain historical and archival material within their collections. This might include helping patrons look up historical records and entering new historical records that come into our collection.
The Volunteer Services Program conducts a 3-hour training program designed to equip volunteer tour guides with the information and skills to lead tours of the library museum and archives. The subjects covered in the training will include past, present, and future aspects of the infrastructure and history of Gill Memorial; current services being offered; highlights from the special collections; the art and architecture of the building. Upon completion of training tour guides are expected to commit to 2 tours a month for a period of 6 months.
Job Readiness Computer Tutor
The Job Readiness Center provides one-on-one assistance with patrons in preparing for interviews, connecting with GED and English Language Learning (ELL) courses, and utilizing job search resources. Work in the computer lab with library patrons (one-on-one and in small groups) in preparing resumes, establishing email accounts, and navigating the Internet to career postings.
Library and Community Beautification
There are occasionally opportunities to complete landscaping and beautification projects at Gill Memorial, positively impacting library users and the entire community.
Group volunteers are welcome at Gill Memorial Library: email Library Director at email@example.com
Students in grades 7–12 can lend their helping hands to the Gill Memorial too! We have many opportunities for students in the following areas: Shelving, Clerical Aide, and Teen Book Critic.
College and Master Internships
Interested Undergraduate and Graduate students can enhance their educational program of study with a wide variety of opportunities that can be experienced volunteering in a small library setting. For more information about unpaid internships with Gill Memorial Library, please contact Nicole Morse, Library Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Some volunteer positions require direct contact with children and will require clearances. Each volunteer is responsible for getting their child abuse clearances on their own. The Gill Memorial Library maintains the Two Person rule; no volunteer or employee is to be alone with a child unless both are clearly visible at all times.
Questions? Contact the Library Director at email@example.com