VOLUNTEER

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We love and rely on our volunteers! Volunteers help us to process new materials, market our programs and services, staff our outreach initiatives, provide technology and summer reading program assistance and so much more.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

FLYER DISTRIBUTION

Help us to promote library programs and services throughout town.

PAWCATUCK NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

The Library brings its collections and services to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center every other Wednesday from 10-11:30. Would you like to help us better serve Pawcatuck residents at PNC as a volunteer?

ONE-ON-ONE TECHNOLOGY HELP

If you are tech savvy and would like to help others learn common computer, device and internet functions, please apply!

COLLECTIONS ASSISTANCE

The Library adds new items to its collections each week. Volunteers play an essential role in keeping our collections fresh, organized and accessible.


FOR TEENS

SUMMER VOLUNTEERING

If you are a student entering seventh grade or above in the fall and would like to help out at the Library this summer, you can gain real life experience and play an integral part in our popular Summer Reading Program.

Strong math, organizational and social skills are desirable as you will assist younger children with their reading logs, and assist with pricing and merchandise display as “cashiers” at our Library Store. Each shift will be approximately 2.5 hours. We ask that you be available to complete at least 5 shifts (usually once weekly) over the six week program. We try to be as flexible as possible with camp/family vacation accommodations.

If you are interested, please fill out an application and return it to the Library in April/May. We require volunteers to attend one of two orientation sessions scheduled in early June.

TEEN ADVISORY BOARD

We rely on conversations with and feedback from our young users in order to continually improve our Youth Services. Our Teen Advisory Board is just getting underway and has plans to meet four times annually. Places on this Board are open to students entering grade 7 and older and will earn Community Service hours. This is a great opportunity for teens to play a critical leadership role in bringing excellent library services to their peers.

We will focus on exploring needs within this target audience that we can better fulfill through acquisition and advocacy. We welcome input from the community in ways we can serve our young adult population. Please contact us if you are interested in serving on this Board.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Are you a local student looking to fulfill your community service hours? Come and do so by volunteering at SFL!