Monday Spotlight: Volunteering

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Danville PUblic Library is always glad to have new volunteers. Below are some of the departments who most frequently have a need for volunteers and how to get involved.

VOLUNTEERING – OUTREACH DEPT.

If interested in learning more or applying for Outreach volunteer positions, please contact Leslie Boedicker at lboedicker@danvillepubliclibrary.org or (217) 477 – 5223 x121.


Outreach Department Office Assistant
The Outreach Department delivers books and other Library material to residents of Danville living in Senior Centers, Group Homes, or are otherwise unable to come to the Library.

  • Duration: Ongoing. Minimum commitment is one hour between 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM M-F.
  • Duties Include: Printing & folding Library brochures, shelving material, alphabetizing material, getting items ready for circulation, or as needed.
  • Qualifications: If under 18 must have parent permission. All volunteers are required to complete an intake form.

Outreach Department Home Delivery Volunteer
The Outreach Department delivers books and other Library material to residents of Danville living in Senior Centers, Group Homes, or are otherwise unable to come to the Library.

  • Duration: Ongoing. Approximately one hour every two weeks. We’re looking for volunteers to commit for a minimum of six months.
  • Duties Include: Delivering Library material to individuals who are homebound or have limited access to transportation at their independent residences. Deliveries are made bi-weekly.
  • Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age or older. Must have access to own transportation. All volunteers are required to complete an intake form.

VOLUNTEERING – LIBRARY FOUNDATION

If interested in learning more or applying for Foundation volunteer positions below, please contact Melody Ehrlich (mehrlich@danvillepubliclibrary.org) or (217) 477-5223 x114.


Book Sale Staff Volunteers
The Library Foundation hosts three used book sales per year (March, July and November).  Next sale: July 21-23, 2016.

  • Duration:
    • Set Up Thursday, July 21, 8:30-3:00 and Sale runs 4-7:30 pm.
    • Sale on Friday, July 22, from 9-5:00.
    • Sale on Saturday, July 23 from 9-2:00 p.m; tear-down starts at 2:00 pm.
  • Duties include:  Greeting people at the door, assisting people with book selection, re-shelving miss placed books, tallying book purchases, assisting with check-out, helping people use carts to take large purchases to their vehicles, clean up and moving books at the end of the sale.  In addition, occasional pricing of books according to guidelines may be required.  Each volunteer receives a free book for every hour worked.
  • Qualifications: Requires standing for several hours, bending and stretching, ability to lift up to 25 lbs. is a plus, would prefer absence of allergies to dust, previous experience with book sales is helpful, but not necessary.  All volunteers are placed according to interest, skills and position availability.

Foundation Office Assistant

Volunteer position to assist in the Foundation Office: filing, data entry, updating and assisting with mailings.

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