Volunteer Opportunity

The Teen Leadership Council is a volunteer opportunity for teens ages 13-18. Beginning in October, members will have hands-on experience planning, promoting, and running programs and services at the library, as well as assisting in outreach with local non-profit organizations. Please fill out the attached application and return it to the library by Friday, September 28, 2018. Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview before meetings begin.

  • POSITION SUMMARY

Volunteers (ages 14 and up) are needed to assist patrons with computer- and Internet-related questions or problems. In addition to computer software and Internet skills, qualifying applicants will be friendly and approachable, at ease and eager to work with patrons of all ages and levels of ability.

  • PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Help library patrons with questions re: Microsoft software applications

Help patrons with Internet-related questions (including how to get on the web and how to perform Internet searches)

Assist patrons in setting up email accounts, placing CraigsList ads, creating and posting to Facebook pages, and working with other social networking sites

Assist patrons in filling out and posting/uploading online resumes and applications

Help patrons with questions related to using their smartphones and/or tablets

  • REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS

Must be at least 14 years old

Skilled in Internet searching

Familiarity with Microsoft Office 2016 applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Experience using a smartphone or tablet (Android or Apple)

Must commit to six (6) months of service, with a minimum of one (1) two-hour shift per week

  • ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Ability to visually distinguish words and objects on computer monitor

Ability to understand spoken instruction and to communicate clearly with supervisor and patrons

  • NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Ability to lift and carry 10-25 lb. boxes if necessary

  • SCHEDULE

At least one (1) two-hour shift weekly (Monday - Thursday)

  • NOTE

Applicants must meet all requirements and be able to fulfill all duties and responsibilities without training from library personnel. We will not offer any computer skills training for this volunteer position.

  • APPLYING

Applications will be accepted (at any public desk) until Friday, September 14 at 6:00 PM.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. This description is not a contract between the library and the volunteer.  The library reserves the right to revise this job description at its discretion.

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