Volunteer Opportunities at the Library Partnership Branch
Basic Literacy Tutor
Provides basic literacy intervention/instruction to adult struggling readers in the Library’s Literacy Program.
- Provides basic literacy instruction/intervention to adult learners.
- Maintains a regular twice-weekly tutoring schedule.
- Participates in professional development and/or NOW! Foundations booster sessions as needed.
- Works one-on-one or in a small group setting.
- Submits required monthly reports on time.
Must be a native English speaker or possess native-like fluency without impediment. Must successfully complete NOW! Foundations training series. Demonstrates good verbal communication and organizational skills. Demonstrates patience and compassion for challenged populations. Adherence to strict privacy practices.
Ability to meet twice weekly with an adult learner on non-consecutive days for approximately one hour each meeting.
ACLD Literacy Coordinator
Able to effectively place checked-in item in an orderly manner on carts. Assist with shelving returned materials. Locate items on the shelves from the picklist. File holds on appropriate shelves for patrons to pick-up. Give general direction to patrons and refer patrons to staff for more assistance.
- Organize library materials
- Shelving library materials
- Pulling library materials to fill holds
- Ability to put materials in alphabetical and numerical order (Dewey Decimal System)
- Able to follow written and verbal instructions
- Courteous and helpful to patrons
Available to work at least 4-6 hours a week.
Sr. Library Specialist (Darba); Librarian; Library Specialist; Branch Manager in my absence.
English Language Tutor
Provides English language instruction and conversation practice to adult English language learners (ELLs) in the Library’s Literacy Program.
- Facilitates English learning and practice opportunities for adult learners.
- Maintains a regular tutoring schedule.
- Participates in professional development as needed.
- Works one-on-one or provides small group instruction.
- Submits required monthly reports on time.
Must be a native English speaker or possess native-like fluency without impediment. Demonstrates good verbal communication and organizational skills. Demonstrates patience and compassion for challenged populations. Adherence to strict privacy practices.
Ability to meet weekly with an adult learner for approximately one hour each meeting.
ACLD Literacy Coordinator
Sorts and shelves library materials. Ensures collections are straight and orderly. Checks library shelves for accurate placement of library materials. Provides basic directional assistance to the public. Refers moderately complex questions to library staff.
- Shelves, straightens, and organizes library materials.
- Picks up loose items in the library and puts them in the proper place.
- Assists with inventory by scanning library materials
- Picks up loose items in the library and puts them in the proper place
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills. Ability to work with all ages of the general public. Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time while maneuvering carts. Understanding of the alphabet and the Dewey Decimal System is required. Able to follow oral and written instructions.
A minimum of one hour a day and able to work agreed upon schedule depending on the need of the volunteer and staff.
Sr. Library Specialist (Darba), in my absence report to Branch Manager; Librarian; Library Specialist
Volunteer Notary Public
A notary may only perform a notarial act upon receipt of satisfactory proof of identity (i.e. a driver's license or other form of identification card), or by the notary's own personal knowledge of the person appearing before them, or upon the sworn statement of two witnesses who personally know the person whose signature is to be authenticated.
Duties of a Notary Public Notaries are authorized by law to perform six basic duties:
- Administer oaths or affirmations
- Take acknowledgments
- Attest to photocopies of certain documents
- Solemnize marriage
- Verify vehicle identification numbers (VINs)
- Certify the contents of a safe-deposit box
- In the state of Florida, a notary public is a public officer appointed by the governor of the state
- Possess a commission certificate and notary seal from a bonding agency.
- The Notary shall, as a government officer and public servant, serve all of the public in an honest, fair and unbiased manner.
- Must be able to read, write, and understand the English language.
- Demonstrates good verbal communication skills.
- The Notary shall respect the privacy of each signer and not divulge or use personal or proprietary information disclosed during execution of a notarial act for other than an official purpose.
At least 2 hours per scheduled date and time.
Sr. Library Specialist; Librarian; Library Specialist; Branch Manager in absence of Sr. Library Specialist
Youth Volunteer Assistant
Assists staff members with library related tasks such as shelving, inventory, displays, tutoring, programming and events.
- Assists staff in shelving returned items and retrieving items from various circulation lists generated regularly and automatically, as well as lists of items requested by staff to fill displays and supplement programs.
- Assists staff in preparing items for use in programs and displays. This may include using scissors, adhesives, and other arts & crafts supplies.
- Assists staff in room setup and takedown for programs, as well as assisting with the installation and removal of displays.
- Assists staff with programs and events; including, but not limited to, moving items on a cart for up to 75 yards, assisting with organizing & dismantling table displays, assisting patrons with arts & crafts, and distributing brochures and handbills to patrons.
- Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrates good verbal communication skills. Ability to alphabetize and organize collection items. Sufficient dexterity to use scissors and adhesives safely. Ability to follow written and verbal directions. Ability to lift and move items up to and including 25 pounds.
A) Ability to serve a minimum of 2 hours and a maximum of 10 hours per week during the hours the Library Partnership Branch is open: M-T: 10A – 6P; W-Th: 11A-7P; F: 9A – 5P; Sat: 10A-3:00P, with occasional exceptions for assistance with programs and events; OR B) As needed for assistance with events.
Library Specialist; Senior Library Specialist
An Instructor who uses music with dance themes that are based on the principle that a workout should be "FUN AND EASY TO DO." The routines feature aerobic/fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body.
- Safely leading and instructing a class of people using exercise moves
- Having music and knowledgeable of Zumba techniques
- Being a fun and energetic instructor
- Aerobic/fitness training
- Fun and easy routines
Some exercise and Fitness background
At least 2 hours monthly
Darba, in my absence Branch Manager (Tina), Librarian (Cindy) or Library Specialist (Jackson)