Volunteer Opportunities by Library

The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
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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: Thu. 4 - 6 p.m - End May 7, 2020, Library 21c: Wed. 3:30 - 6 p.m. - Ends May 20, 2020, Monument: Mon. 3:30 - 7 p.m. - Ends May 18, 2020, Sand Creek: Tues. 5 - 6 p.m. - Ends May 12, 2020

Cyber Cafe - Technology Assistant

Under the direction of the Cyber Café staff, this volunteer provides technology assistance and support as needed to patrons with questions about their electronic devices.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Give one on one assistance to patrons requesting help with their electronic devices.
• Explain use of PPLD Cybershelf functions and assist patrons in setting up devices for Cybershelf apps.
• Help patrons feel more comfortable and confident with technology.

SKILLS NEEDED:

• Knowledge about various electronic devices, such as: laptops, phones, tablets, etc.
• Ability to explain difficult concepts in simple terminology and work with library patrons of all ages and skill levels
• Patience, flexibility, reliability, commitment
• Ability to follow staff directions and consult staff if needed
• Proficient in problem solving for electronic devices

OTHER:
• PPLD Cybershelf proficiency preferred, but training will be provided on unfamiliar components.
• Orientation required

Location(s):
Hours:
2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Friends Book Store Clerks

Help out at the newly remodeled Friends Book Stores at 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.

Location(s):
Hours:
The bookstores are open 7 days a week, with shifts in 2-3 hour blocks of 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., and 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. , Availability varies by location.

Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours a week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Vounteers 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. Volunteers at Penrose Library and Mobile Library Services will have free parking!

East Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons (2-5) and Wednesday and Friday mornings 8:30 - 11:30.

Hours:
Library 21c: Inquire for openings at (719) 531-6333, Monument Library: Mornings or afternoons, High Prairie: Inquire for openings at (719) 260-3650, Penrose Library and Mobile Libraries: Call 531-6333, Ruth Holley: Monday mornings or afternoons, East: Monday and Tuesday from 2 -5 p.m., East: Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30

Library Helpers

  • Assist with children/teen programs
  • Help children with crafts
  • Assist staff with everyday functions of the Library
  • Complete other tasks as needed

Library Helper Volunteer Position Description

Hours:
varies

Love to create order? Data Management Assistant is for you!

Check information for accuracy, verify and revise inaccurate database records, filing and general administrative duties.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Enter new data
• Correct and verify database information
• File paper copies
• Other administrative duties as requested

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Ability to maintain confidentiality
• Comfortable working on a variety of computer software
• Attention to detail and accuracy

OTHER
• Database experience preferred but not necessary
• Orientation and training provided, ongoing support available

Location(s):
Hours:
Specific days and times are flexible, based on volunteer availability., Approximately 5-10 hours a week, depending on season., Three month minimum commitment requested.

Write English Facilitators

Write English is an informal writing group for adults with intermediate or higher English language skills. Experience facilitating a small group is preferred, but not required. Group size is limited and individuals must register prior to enrolling. Activities may include exploring various writing styles and purposes and providing feedback on writing activities. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. there is a one-year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies