Are you a Fussbudget, Nitpicker, or Neat Freak?  That’s AWESOME

The Parchment Community Library has the perfect job for you. Indulge your compulsion and feel good about it, too.

Volunteer Buffet

Times listed are suggestions only and can vary as desired.

Choose as many as you wish!

(Jobs marked with an asterisk * are for those aged 18 and older)

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Fussbudgets

New Materials Magician (1-3 hours per week)

What you'll do: Cover, stamp and label new materials (books, CDs, DVDs)

You must be able to: Accurately manipulate small items; read fine print

Mending Miracle Worker (1-3 hours per week)

What you'll do: Mend books by cleaning covers, repairing torn pages and spines

You must be able to: Accurately manipulate small items; read fine print

Disc Doctor (1-3 hours per week)

What you'll do: Clean and resurface DVDs and CDs using a small machine

You must be able to: Accurately manipulate small items; read fine print

Nitpickers

Friends Book Sale Room Organizer* (2 hours per week; every Tuesday 10-12)

What you'll do: Sort donated items and place them on book room shelves

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and lift at least 5 pounds over your head; read print as small as 1/2 inch

Magazine Master* (1-2 hours once or twice per week)

What you'll do: Log and stamp new magazines; enter them into the database

You must be able to: Accurately manipulate small items; read fine print; enter data into a computer

Shelving Jedi (1 hour per day, as many days per week or month as you like) ("Do or Do Not, There Is No Try...")

What you'll do: Accurately place library materials on shelves, including books, audiobooks and DVDs

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and lift at least 5 pounds over your head; read print as small as 1/2 inch; stand and/or walk for at least 1 hour; arrange items by alphabetical and numerical order

Neat Freaks

Shelf Reading Eagle Eye (1 hour, 1 day per week)

What you'll do: Scan items on shelves to be sure they are in the correct order; re-shelve as necessary

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and lift at least 5 pounds over your head; read print as small as 1/2 inch; stand and/or walk for at least 1 hour; arrange items by alphabetical and numerical order

Lobby Boss (1 hour, 1 day per week)

What you'll do: Ensure that literature in lobby racks or on lobby tables is fully stocked and neatly arranged. Dust tables and racks as needed.

You must be able to: Accurately manipulate papers and brochures; read print as small as 1/2 inch; bend to the floor and lift over your head

Cleaning Champion (1 hour, 1 day per week)

What you'll do: Dust library shelves and display units using a Swiffer duster

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and reach over your head; stand or walk for at least one hour; tolerate a dusty environment

Landscape Custodian (1 hour, 1 day per week)

What you'll do: Trim*, pull weeds, pick up trash, mow the lawn* (you can pick any or all of these)

You must be able to: Work outside, bend to the ground and lift at least 5 pounds over your head

People Persons

Friends Book Sale Assistant* (1 hour, 3 Fridays and 2 hours, 3 Saturdays per year)

What you'll do:  Help set up the book sale on the Friday before, and/or work a 2-hour shift during the Saturday book sale, and/or take down the sale once it has concluded.

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and reach over your head; lift 5 pounds; count money and make change

Program Helper (as needed depending on program, usually 1-4 hours)

What you'll do: Assist as needed with library events; duties vary. Please indicate your preference for adult, teen, or children's events

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and reach over your head; stand or walk for at least one hour; manipulate fine items

Wassailing Emissary* (2 hours on 1st Wednesday in December, 2-10 hours in November)

What you'll do: Help with the annual Parchment Wassailing / Holiday Chocolate on the first Wednesday in December. Duties may include assisting with planning, contacting businesses, placing and removing lawn signs from participating businesses, riding the Holly Trolleys.

You must be able to: Bend to the floor and reach over your head; stand or walk for at least one hour.

Enhanced Volunteer Positions

These jobs required advanced skills and/or special training.

Know-It-All On Call (Technology Guide)* (1-2 hours, 1 day per week, or 1-4 days per month; flexible)

What you'll do: Assist patrons of all ages and abilities with using basic software such as Microsoft Office, with using the Internet (searching, e-mail, job applications) and with using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

You must be able to: Explain basic technology to the general public.

Local History Room Wizard* (1-2 hours a week or month; flexible)

What you'll do: Assist in sorting and filing Local History Room materials. Use a computer to create finding aids, enter data into the library's database, and/or upload library materials to the Internet

You must be able to: Manipulate fine items; read small print; place items in alphabetical order. Preferred skills: Fluent with Microsoft Office; able to upload files to the Internet.