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Volunteer

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Volunteer Applications

Please fill out the appropriate volunteer application for the position for which you are applying


"Speak English" Facilitators

Speak English Facilitators
Speak English is an informal conversation group for adults with intermediate or better English language skills. Experience facilitating small groups is preferred. Reporting requirements: gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them monthly to the literacy office via email. There is a one year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Please complete an application (available online or at any library branch) and return it to the literacy office at Penrose Library. Contact the literacy office at jbeck@ppld.org or (719) 531-6333 x2224 for training dates and current openings.

Location(s):
Hours:
varies

Adult Literacy Tutors

ESL & Adult Literacy Tutors
Work one-on-one with an adult, two hours a week, to improve their reading, writing, comprehension, or English language skills. Responsible for submitting a monthly report to literacy office via email. There is a one year time commitment expected when paired with a student. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Training:
Please contact the Literacy Office at jbeck@ppld.org or (719) 531-6333 x2224 for upcoming training dates.

Please complete an application and return it to the Literacy Office at Penrose Library.

Hours:
varies

AfterMath Tutors

Assist students of all ages with K-college-level math topics depending upon your skill and comfort level such as: fractions, decimals, percentages, pre- and Algebra 1&2, geometry, Trigonometry, pre-Calculus and Calculus. After-school hours during the school year.

Complete and return an AfterMath volunteer application where you wish to serve.

Hours:
East: Thur. 4 - 6 p.m First session is Sept 8, 2016, High Prairie: Mon. 5- 7 First session is August 15, 2016, Library 21c: Wed. 3:30 - 6 p.m. First session is Sept. 14, 2016, Monument: Mon. 3:30 - 7 p.m. First session is Sept. 12, 2016, Sand Creek: Sat. 10 a.m. - noon First session is Sept. 3, 2016

Children/Teen Program Assistants

  • Assist with children/teen programs
  • Help children with crafts
Hours:
varies

ESL/GED Classroom Assistants

Assist an ESL or GED class instructor once or twice a week (mornings or evenings) in a classroom setting. Must have a willingness to assist instructor and students in classroom activities. There is a six month minimum commitment when assigned to a class. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.
Please complete an application and return it to the Adult Education office at Penrose Library. Contact Adult Education or (719) 531-6333 x2224 for training dates and current openings.

Hours:
Varies

Fast Track

20 hours or fewer for school, scouts or NHS.

Hours:
varies

Friends Book Store Clerks

Help out at the newly remodeled Friends Book Stores at Penrose, Library 21c, and East Libraries. Volunteers staff the book store, display books, process cash register sales, accept book donations, give out Friends memberships and help customers.

Hours:
Varies

Friends Online Book Scanners

Have a couple of hours free every week? Friends seeks detail-oriented, tech-savvy volunteers to scan book donations and discards for books to sell on Friends Amazon store. Training provided.

Location(s):
Hours:
Mon, Wed or Fri from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.; , Sat from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m

Friends Spring Book Sale

Be a good Friends and have fun at the Friends Book Sale. Unpack boxes and place books on tables arranged by subject; help pack unsold books and take down tables.

Set-Up: Thursday, March 16, 9:30 a.m.
Sale: Fri, Sat, Sun. March 17, 18, 19
Clean Up: Sun, March 19

Location(s):
Hours:
March 16, 17, 18, 19

Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours per week to shelve books or assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Volunteers will (tasks vary from branch to branch) locate, and retrieve books on the shelves, or empty bins, discharge items with a computer device, shelve materials on the HOLDS shelves or book truck, and/or place materials in bins to go to other libraries.

Hours:
Library 21c: Inquire for openings at (719) 884-9000 x6333, Monument Library: Mornings or afternoons, High Prairie: Inquire for openings at (719) 260-3650

Knitting Group Leader

Enjoy leading and socializing with fellow knitters/crocheters. Volunteer leader should know how to do basic stitches, read patterns, and help people with questions, but would not need to teach how to knit or crochet. Group members bring a project to work on, share ideas and socialize.

Location(s):
Hours:
7 - 8:30 p.m. every other Thursday

Movie Time for English Language Learners

An informal group where learners watch a movie, stop at a natural pause point, and discuss in English what they did or did not understand. Experience facilitating a small group is preferred. Reporting requirements: gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them monthly to the literacy office via email. There is a one year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Please complete an application and return it to the Adult Education office at Penrose Library. Contact Adult Education or (719) 531-6333 x2224 for training dates and current openings.

Hours:
Varies

Paws-to-Read Dogs

"Kid-Friendly" dogs with Canine Good Citizen certificates and current Therapy Dog registration are needed at the Paws-to-Read program where children come to the library and practice reading aloud to therapy dogs. A good candidate is a clean, well-behaved dog who can lie quietly for up to 15 minutes at a time.

Hours:
Ute Pass - 10:30 a.m., first Saturday each month, Sand Creek - 3:30 p.m on Fridays, Fountain - 3:30 p.m., first and third Mondays

Review Crew

The Review Crew is a way for teens (ages 12-18) to earn volunteer hours by writing qualifying reviews to be published on Pikes Peak Library District’s Teen Web Page. Check out some of our book reviews at http://ppld.org/teens/book-reviews for examples.

Fill out a Review Crew Participation Form

Please return this SIGNED Review Crew Participation Form in person at any Pikes Peak Library District (PPLD) Location or scan and email to reviewcrew@ppld.org.

Location(s):
Hours:
1 qualifying book review = 1 hour volunteer service

Speak French Instructor

Volunteer twice monthly to lead a conversation group for non-native speakers who wish to practice French. Proficiency in speaking and writing French required.

Location(s):
Hours:
Two hours twice monthly on Sundays

Study Buddies

Teen volunteers – 13-17 - will help students in grades K – 5 with homework or reading practice.

  • Assist students with a range of elementary school homework topics including reading, English, history, science and math
Hours:
One late afternoon per week

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board meet monthly or more to suggest topics, and plan and host programs and services for teens.

Hours:
varies