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Volunteer Buffet

Times listed are suggestions only and can vary as desired.

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

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Positions for Detail Oriented Persons

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: Read print as small as 1/2 inch

Additional Desired Skills: Be able to bend to the floor and lift at least 5 pounds over your head

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

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

Positions for 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: Count money and make change

Additional Desired Skills: Be able to bend to the floor and reach over your head; lift 5 pounds

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 Position

This job requires advanced skills and/or special training.

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.