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Volunteers



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Volunteers are important partners in providing the community with library services. Volunteers are needed for:

  • Computer Coaches
  • Children, Teen & Adult Programs
  • Arts & Craft Programs
  • Shelving
  • Grant Writing
  • Workshop Presenters
  • Publicity / Marketing
  • Homework Helpers

For information about volunteer opportunities, at your local branch, please contact the library nearest you. Contact infomration for library branches is available here in a printer friendly format.

Branch contact information and hours are available here.

Print Friendly Volunteer Application (PDF)


Beale Memorial Library Opportunities

View Beale Volunteer listings and apply online!

  • Genealogy Room Aide: Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the volunteer will assist patrons with using resources for genealogy research.

  • Local History Aide: Reporting to the Local History Librarian, the volunteer will assist with filing, sorting, and indexing newspaper clippings and other local history materials, and depending on the volunteer's interests and skills level, the volunteer may also be scheduled to work at the public desk in the Local History Room to assist library users with finding books and information on Kern County history.

  • Program Presenter – American Sign Language: Reporting to the Head Librarian, the volunteer will develop and present a series of workshops to teach participants American Sign Language.

  • Program Presenter – American Citizenship Classes: Reporting to the Head Librarian, the volunteer will present a series of 4 weekly classes aimed at helping prepare participants for the US citizenship exam. A toolkit that includes lesson plans, books, flashcards, sample tests, and videos on US history, path to citizenship, and mock citizenship interviews will be available to the volunteer.

  • Computer Class Aide: Reporting to the Computer Class Instructor in the Computer Lab, the volunteer will assist the instructor in making sure that class participants are able to follow along and get the most out of the class. Volunteers must be proficient in computer basic operation, and preferably skilled in MS Office 2003 and Internet Explorer.

  • Math Coach: Reporting to the Reference Desk Librarian, the volunteer will assist learners of all ages with their math homework, or provide tips on learning specific math skills. Volunteers must either be enrolled in or have completed AP Calculus, or possess a college degree in math, business, or any scientific discipline.

  • Shelver – Adult Fiction Books: Reporting to the Head of Circulation Services, the volunteer will assist with sorting, shelving, and organizing adult fiction books.

  • Shelver – AudioVisual Materials: Reporting to the Head of the Audiovisual Room, the volunteer will assist with sorting, shelving, and organizing audiovisual materials.

  • Shelver – Children’s Books: Reporting to the librarian on duty at the Children's Desk, the volunteer will assist with cleaning, sorting, shelving, and organizing books in the Arkelian Children's Room.

  • Shelver – Teen Books: Reporting to the librarian on duty at the Information Desk, the volunteer will assist with sorting, shelving, and organizing teen books.

  • Shelver – Adult Nonfiction Books: Reporting to the Head of Circulation Services, the volunteer will assist with sorting, shelving, and organizing adult nonfiction books.

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Get Involved: Powered by Your Libraryis a new statewide initiative that is designed to raise awareness among public libraries about how volunteer engagement can benefit both the library and the community, and build the capacity of California’s public libraries to engage and support volunteers more effectively. For more information, see the California VolunteerMatch website.


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VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement.

 

 
   
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