Volunteers

The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
Fill out a volunteer application and

  • Drop it off at the library where you wish to volunteer; or
  • Email it to: nmilvid@ppld.org; or
  • Place it in the drop box near the lobby of East Library or Library 21c

Volunteer Opportunities - Adults

Adult Literacy Tutors

Share your love of education with others! Tutor an adult once a week for 2 hours. You and the student get to choose a schedule that works for both of you. Work one-on-one with an adult to improve their reading, writing, comprehensive or English language skills. There is a 1 year minimum time period when paired with a student. No teaching experience is required. Training is required.

Training:

Please complete an application and return it to the Literacy Office at Penrose Library.

Varies

AfterMath Tutors

Under the general supervision of a site coordinator, AfterMath volunteer tutors will:

  • Attend an orientation session
  • Commit to and sign up to assist at least two hours per month
  • Assist students of all ages with K through college-level math topics, depending on current skills and comfort level of each tutor such as: fractions, decimals, percents, pre-Algebra, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, pre-Calculus and Calculus.
TBD

Anime/Manga Club Facilitator

Share your interest and knowledge of anime/manga by facilitating a club for middle and high school students. This volunteer will:

  • Lead discussions about manga/anime
  • Guide drawing activities
  • Develop fun-related activities
Every 3rd Saturday from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m.

ESL/GED Classroom Assistants

Be an assistant for an ESL or GED instructor. There are a variety of locations and both morning and evening classes take place throughout the week. Assistants help instructors with a variety of tasks including working with students directly. There is a 5-week minimum time period when assisting in a class. No teaching experience is required. Training is required.

Training:

Please complete an application and return it to the Literacy Office at Penrose Library.

Varies

Fall Volunteer Opportunities at Library 21c

As staff serve the community this summer, they will determine volunteer needs for the fall and winter:

  • Computer Lab volunteers
  • Maker-Space volunteers
  • Study Buddy volunteers
  • AfterMath Tutors
  • Dept. Assistants
varies

Friends Book Store or Book Sale Clerks

Serve at the Friends Book Store: put out inventory, sign up Friends members, ring up purchases on cash register and accept donations. Help set up book sale: unpack boxes of books, place on tables, and recycle unsold items

varies

Holds Processors

Assist library staff with transferring books that patrons are requesting;

Pull-list Retrievers: From a “pull” list, retrieve books from shelves, place on book cart.

Mondays, 8 - 10 a.m.

Speak English Facilitators

Help English language learners improve their ability to communicate effectively in everyday situations. One or two facilitators lead activities for a group to practice English conversation. A 6-month to 1 year commitment is expected. Training is required and provided.

Training:

Please complete an application and return it to the Literacy Office at Penrose Library.

Varies

Welcome Desk Greeters

Volunteer solo, or with a friend and serve as a team as the first point-of- contact at Library 21c. Friendly and outgoing people will greet patrons, direct visitors to different sections of the library, and answer general questions about services offered.

varies

Volunteer Opportunities - PPLD Teens

Teen Advisory Boards

Teen Advisory Boards meet monthly or more to suggest topics, and plan and host programs and services for teens. Most meet after school or early evening on a weekday.

Varies; contact staff member at library location