Volunteers

The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
Fill out a volunteer application and

  • Drop it off at the library where you wish to volunteer; or
  • Email it to: nmilvid@ppld.org; or
  • Place it in the drop box near the lobby of East Library or Library 21c

Volunteer Opportunities - Adults

Adult Literacy Tutors

Share your love of education with others! Tutor an adult once a week for 2 hours. You and the student get to choose a schedule that works for both of you. Work one-on-one with an adult to improve their reading, writing, comprehensive or English language skills. There is a 1 year minimum time period when paired with a student. No teaching experience is required. Training is required and is located at Penrose Library.

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.

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.

Thursdays, 4 - 6:30 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. during the school year
Wednesdays, 3:30 - 6 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 3:15 - 6:30 p.m. during the school year
Mondays, 3:30 - 7 p.m. during the school year
Saturdays, 10 - noon February - May

ESL/GED Classroom Assistants and "Speak English" Facilitators

Training will resume after the summer at Library 21c, Penrose, Ruth Holley, Sand Creek Libraries

Contact the Literacy Office later this year for upcoming training dates: 531-6333 x2224, jbeck@ppld.org

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.

Varies

Friends Fall Book Sale Volunteers

Be a good friend and have fun at the Friends Book Sale – Oct. 29, 30, 31 Unpack boxes of books and place on tables arranged by subject; help pack unsold books and take down tables.

  • Book Sale Set up: 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 29
  • Book Sale: Fri., Sat., and Sun., Oct. 30, 31, and Nov. 1

Call 531-6333 x1008 to let us know you wish to help set up or clean up.

See Above

Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours per week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Volunteers will locate books on the shelves, discharge items with a computer device, shelve materials on the holds shelves, and place materials in bins to go to other libraries.

  • Mornings: Process Bins
  • Afternoons: Retrieve books from shelves from Pull List
Varies
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Manga Artist/Co-Facilitator

Help co-facilitate the Anime/Manga club a few Saturdays each year for about two hours. Volunteer will have knowledge of and experience in drawing manga, and leadership skills to facilitate club meetings for teens in grades 6 - 12.

A few Saturdays each year for about two hours

Speak Italian, Mandarin OR Japanese

Volunteer foreign language instructors will teach monthly beginning-language classes to a small group. Proficiency in speaking and writing language other than English is required. Experience teaching small groups preferred.

  • Monthly for 2 hours of instruction, possibly additional hours for preparation
  • Please specify days and times available on volunteer application
TBD

Teen Game-Design Club Leader

Assist staff in providing introductory classes for teens on 2D game design using “Stencyl” software.

  • Assist staff in classes and help students keep up with instructor;
  • Guide students in completing a skill-building exercise, after class;
  • Lead and facilitate monthly club meet where students can share ideas, ask for advice;
  • Assist in preparing printed materials and handouts for classes and special events.

Attend monthly classes (2-3 hours monthly) and club meetings (4 hours monthly)

tbd

Yoga Instructor

Volunteer to lead a free yoga class to patrons and staff weekly at a set time for 6 months.

Tuesdays from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
1st and 3rd Thursdays from 2 - 3 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities - PPLD Teens

Children/Teen Program Assistants

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

Fast Track

20 hours or fewer for school, scouts or NHS

varies

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.
TBD

Teen Advisory Board

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

Second Thursday from 5 - 7:30 p.m.
First Friday from 4:40 - 5:30 p.m.
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Third Saturday from 3 - 5 p.m
First Friday from 3:30 - 5 p.m.