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Clerical Volunteer Wanted

The Business Services office is looking for a self-starting volunteer to perform a variety of support functions. This individual will be a fast learner with the ability to work with minimal supervision after training.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Filing documents and other clerical duties
  • Computer data entry
  • Assisting other departments in preparing program materials (cutting, stuffing envelopes, etc.)

We Need a Summer Volunteer

When you hear the word "Dewey," do you think of a number system for classifying library books — or one of Donald Duck's nephews? If it's the former, you might be just the person to fill this summer volunteer position:

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Pull books from library collection for review, then re-shelve them after review

Required Qualifications and Skills: Ability to shelve books in proper alphabetical order; familiarity with Dewey decimal system preferred

Essential Functions:
  • Ability to reach upper book shelves to take/re-shelve books, using stool
  • Ability to push fully loaded book cart
  • Ability to lift and carry heavy books
  • Ability to read spine labels well enough to shelve accurately
  • Ability to understand spoken instruction and to communicate clearly with supervisor

Schedule: Two-hour shifts on Mondays and/or Thursdays (Mondays: between 2:00-8:00 PM; Thursdays: between 10:00 AM-5:00 PM).

Applications will be accepted until Friday, June 8 at 6:00 PM, either at the Reception Desk or via email to gladdenk@cantonpl.org. 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.

Sunday Volunteer Needed

Position Summary

Adults or teens are needed to assist in shelving materials and/or wrapping hold items

Primary Duties And Responsibilities

  • Shelve DVDs, CDs and other materials as directed
  • Wrap Hold Shelf items and accurately file them in the Hold Shelf area
  • Assist pages in library “clean up” (picking up materials from tables for reshelving, etc.)

Required Qualifications And Skills

  • Ability to push a fully loaded book cart
  • Ability to organize materials alphabetically and/or numerically according to the Dewey Decimal System
  • Ability to use both hands to shelve materials

Preferred Qualifications

Volunteer should be self-motivated and not in need of unusual assistance from staff members, beyond normal training period

Applying

This volunteer position will commence immediately. The shift is for every Sunday from 1:00-3:00 PM.

Applicants should complete a Volunteer Application and return it to the Reception Desk.

We're Looking for a Few Good Volunteers!

Our next Volunteer Orientation is set for Wednesday, June 9th. While all applications are welcome, we are in special need of volunteers who are willing and immediately available to fill the following positions:
  • Water plants, bi-monthly — Green thumbs preferred, although not required
  • Maintain supply of romance novels in spinners — Some bodice-ripper experience would be helpful
  • Help clean grounds around building — Good exercise for the young and sedentary
  • Identify damaged materials — Warning: Exposure to our collections may result in checkout overdose, as you see hundreds of books you never knew we had, but must read now!
  • Scan & archive media clips — Your chance to be a part of library history

Anyone available for these positions should contact: Kathie Gladden via phone (734) 397-0999 ext 1071 or email: gladdenk@cantonpl.org.

Otherwise, please fill out our Volunteer Application form and return it to the Reception Desk. We will contact you about orientation as soon as your application is processed.

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