Volunteer

Is one of your goals to be more active in your community or to give back locally?  The Windsor Public Library is now recruiting volunteers. Whether you have a few hours a week, a couple of hours a month, or even seasonal time to give, we’ve got something for you.

Are you crafty or do you know how to sew? Are you good with numbers and sorting?  Do you have a green thumb and like being outdoors? Do you love capturing those special moments by photo or video? Are you technically savvy? How about light cleaning, bending and stretching all while supporting your public library?  We also need people willing to pick up and deliver library materials to your fellow neighbors who might be homebound.

We are in need of volunteers of all ages. Positions available in Kidspace, Teens, Adult Department, and the Wilson Branch! You should be self-motivated, dependable and above all, love your library! To find out more about possible positions or to fill out an application stop by the Main Library or Wilson Branch Library. You can also take a look at what we have to offer here and even print out an application.

The Windsor Public Library welcomes the opportunity to work with community volunteers and students in a variety of ways at our two locations. Volunteers help the library provide an enhanced level of service to citizens and visitors, while in turn providing much appreciated assistance to the library staff.

Please note:

-The library does not accept court mandated community service assignments.

-All volunteers must be at least 12 years old unless under the supervision of an adult family member for all volunteer assignments.

Children's Department

spontaneous story time - usedPossible duties:

  • Assisting with preparation of craft materials, booklists, and handouts
  • Assisting with maintenance and minor repair of library materials
  • Assisting staff with minor clerical duties
  • Clean toys and books
  • Bring puppets/stuffed animals home for washing, mending and TLC
  • Record misc. events with library camera or video equipment and obtain necessary releases from subjects
  • Assist librarians in preparation for programs by helping set up/clean up and prepare crafts and assist in supervision during event

 

Teen Department

This is a special opportunity for volunteers ages 12—18 interested in working in the Teen DepartmentThose interested in this position should fill out the Youth Volunteer Application.

Possible duties:volunteers 2016

  • Assisting with preparation of booklists, handouts, and teen reviews
  • Shelving in the teen department
  • Assisting with special projects like displays, seasonal reading programs and decorations

 

Lending / Technical Services

volunteersPossible duties:

  • Assisting patrons with use of self-check machine
  • Assisting staff with miscellaneous clerical duties such as relabeling or discharging library items, processing new materials, mending damaged items, relabeling and other special projects
  • Use our special DVD/CD cleaner to ensure our collection is of the best quality
  • Assist staff with larger programs by helping set up/clean up, taking pictures/video, obtaining releases, being an extra set of hands during more active programs

 

Housekeeping

housekeeping 2 - Thane and Rebecca -Feb 2017
Possible duties:

  • Dust and damp wipe shelves, keeping them clean and orderly
  • Clean books
  • Clean toys

 

Adopt-A-Shelf

Possible duties:shelf

  • “Adopt” an area of shelving
  • Ensure books are in proper numerical or alphabetical order and that they are tidy on the shelves
  • Check books for damage and repair needs

 

Green Thumb

Possible duties:

  • Help maintain library greenery by watering and clipping indoor plants and weeding outdoor plants

 

green thumb

Homebound Delivery

Possible duties:

  • Deliver materials to people who are physically unable to visit the library, including the elderly, the disabled, and those who are temporarily incapacitated by illness or accident

Homebound volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and their own vehicle.

 

Makerspace

The library has two makerspace opportunities for volunteers:music makerspace photo from joey used

Music Makerspace in Kidspace

Mezzanine Makerspace

Possible duties:

  • Supervising space during drop-in times
  • Learning the basics of and assisting others with the use of machines and equipment
  • Various library projects using maker materials

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact 

Laura, Volunteer Coordinator.

 860-285-1913

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