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.

Circle as many as you wish!

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

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 ½ 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 ½ 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 ½ inch; 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 ½ 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* (your choice!)

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

 

Library Snowman (or Snowwoman) (2 mornings a month, November through March)

What you’ll do:  Remove snow and ice from, and apply salt to, library sidewalk in front of the library between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, two mornings a month.  The library can provide shovels, a snow blower, and salt.

You must be able to:  Work outside in the winter; shovel snow; use snow blower (if desired).  Do you have what it takes to join The Frosty Few?

 

Library Super Snowman (or Super Snowwoman)* (as needed)

What you’ll do:  Remove snow and ice from, and apply salt to, ALL library

sidewalks (except the sidewalk in front of the library) between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, when there is 6 inches or more of snow on the ground.  The library can provide shovels, a snow blower, and salt.

You must be able to:  Work outside in the winter; shovel snow; use snow blower (if desired).  And yes, we let Super Snowmen wear the library’s Cat-in-

the-Hat snow hat if they want to.
 

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

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 require 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:  Use a computer with Microsoft; ability to upload files to the Internet

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