Volunteer

InformationDue to COVID-19, PPLD has suspended all adult volunteer recruitment and NO applications are being accepted at this time. As PPLD transitions into re-opening phases, we will evaluate various functions and post volunteer opportunities as needed. Thank you for your support and understanding, we greatly appreciate your willingness to help!

Friends Book Pages Labeling

Friends of PPLD purchases the monthly Book Pages which are distributed at each Library on a monthly basis. We put labels on the Book Pages that acknowledges that the Friends sponsors this benefit to Library patrons. Patricia Webb, Board Member, leads this effort.

Location(s):
Hours:
During the 3rd week of the month for approximately 2 hours.

Friends Bookstore Stocker

Help us re-stock books, straighten up shelves, alphabetize books, create displays, perform light cleaning duties and re-stock handouts at the bookstores.

Hours:
Flexible. 2-3 hours per week. Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of one shift per week. Availability varies by location.

Friends Members Newsletter

Work with a team led by a Board member to create, write, publish a quarterly electronic newsletter that informs our members of the Friends events and activities for both the branches and district; recognizes our great volunteers; and advocates for the programs and events sponsored by PPLD.

We need help for:

  • Reaching out to Libraries, District Friends Operations Coordinator, PPLD for quarterly stories and pictures
  • Writing the stories
  • Editing
  • Formatting the newsletter in electronic format

Skills/Experience needed: Writing, project management, newsletter creation.

Location: Most of this work will be done remotely via zoom calls or phone calls. There may be periodic meetings at East Library.

Location(s):
Hours:
Flexible. 5-10 hours per quarter.

Friends Office Assistant

We need an assistant to work with the Operations Coordinator. Several people could share this job. Duties will include copying, inventory supplies, transporting carts of books, shelving, and boxing books, entering data into spreadsheets, performing internet lookups, running errands and general light office clean-up.

Skills/Experience needed: Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and internet research methods.

Location(s):
Hours:
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. weekly on Tuesdays or Fridays

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 online outlets. Training provided.

Location(s):
Hours:
2-3 hours per week. Volunteers are requested to commit to a minimum of one shift per week. Availability varies by location.

Review Crew

The Review Crew is a way for teens (ages 13-18) to earn volunteer hours by writing qualifying reviews to be published on Pikes Peak Library District’s teen website. Check out some of our book reviews at https://ppld.org/teens/book-reviews for examples.

Once we’ve confirmed that we received your application and you’re ready to submit a review, go to ppld.org/review-book and tell us your thoughts!

Here’s a list of things to considering when leaving a book review:

  • Be sure your review is at least 5 sentences long. Anything shorter won’t qualify for volunteer hours.
  • Go in depth about what you did or didn’t like about the book. Consider questions like “why did you choose this book?” “did the book surprise you, or was it predictable?” “could you relate to any of the characters in the book?”
  • Include your grade in school at the end of your book review.
  • Each qualifying book review you submit will earn you 1 volunteer hour for a maximum of 5 hours per month.

Review Crew Volunteer Position Description

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

Workforce Readiness Training

Get ready to get a job or go to college! Work your way through modules focused on professionalism, communication, social skills, and goal setting to prepare yourself for the next big step in your life. Folks below age 15 should focus on the “basic” training while older youth might find the “intermediate” training more appropriate. Complete the training and pass an assessment to earn 10 hours of volunteer credit! Get started here: https://research.ppld.org/workforce-readiness-training

Location(s):
  • Virtual
Hours:
varies