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Volunteer Opportunities

Durham County Library uses the services of many volunteers in its facilities. If you are interested in volunteering, please browse for an available position below. If you find a position for which you would like to apply, click the “APPLY NOW” link within that position.

If you have any questions, please contact Anna Cromwell, volunteer coordinator, at acromwell@dconc.gov or 919-560-0130.

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PROGRAM ASSISTANT (TEEN) - Assist with basic program needs, such as set up and break down of venue, processing and preparation of needed materials and supplies, crowd control, seating and greeting program participants. Assist with clean-up detail at program end, and assist with any other needs generated by the assigned program.

Contact:Ericka Hill
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-7336
Position ID:000129

Location

Stanford L. Warren Branch

Start Date

11/08/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

3

TUTOR (READING) - Assist children with homework needs and assignments, provide general practice in reading through routine assignments and one-on-one practice sessions. Volunteer may specify which age group he/she wishes to work with (Children: Kindergarten-Sixth grade, Teens: Seventh-Twelfth Grade, All Ages).

Contact:Ericka Hill
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-7336
Position ID:000128

Location

Stanford L. Warren Branch

Start Date

11/22/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

3

Specific Details

This position will require volunteers to work with teens on reading and english assignments and projects. Good mentorship and english/writing skills are a plus!!!!

TUTOR (MATH) - Assist children with homework needs and assignments, provide general practice in math through routine assignments and one-on-one practice sessions. Volunteer may specify which age group he/she wishes to work with (Children: Kindergarten-Sixth grade, Teens: Seventh-Twelfth Grade, All Ages).

Contact:Ericka Hill
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-7336
Position ID:000127

Location

Stanford L. Warren Branch

Start Date

11/22/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

2

Specific Details

This position will require volunteers to work with teens on math assignments and projects. Good mentorship and math skills are a plus!!!!

GENERAL DUTIES ASSISTANT - The tasks assigned to this position title may vary, and are contingent upon the most immediate need for the assigned day. The person who takes on this assignment must be flexible, both in the age group he/she is willing to work with and the duties that he/she is open to performing.

Contact:DeLois Cue
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-0210
Position ID:000126

Location

Bragtown Library

Start Date

11/03/2016

End Date

11/17/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

1

Specific Details

Volunteer need to help prepare crafts for preschool programming.
Please be aware this job will involve extensive cutting of craft materials.

GENERAL DUTIES ASSISTANT - The tasks assigned to this position title may vary, and are contingent upon the most immediate need for the assigned day. The person who takes on this assignment must be flexible, both in the age group he/she is willing to work with and the duties that he/she is open to performing.

Contact:Anita Hasty-Speed
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-0218
Position ID:000125

Location

Other

Start Date

09/24/2016

End Date

09/24/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

20

Specific Details

Volunteers are needed to work at the Durham County Library MACFest (Multicultural, Arts and Crafts Festival). This event will take place on Saturday, September 24 from 2p-6p at Durham Central Park, Volunteers will be needed for two shifts: 12:30p-4:00p and 4:00p-7:00p. Volunteers should be able to assist with a variety of activities throughout their shift. Volunteers must be responsible, reliable, punctual and willing to work with a diverse group of individuals.

Volunteers are expected to attend an orientation session before the event date.

OTHER - More details provided below.

Contact:wanda rascoe
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-0217
Position ID:000124

Location

East Regional

Start Date

09/12/2016

End Date

12/20/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

10

Specific Details

TUTOR (all subjects) - Assist children with homework needs and assignments, provide general practice in different subjects through routine assignments and one-on-one practice sessions. Volunteer may specify which age group he/she wishes to work with (Children: Kindergarten-Sixth grade, Teens: Seventh-Twelfth Grade, All Ages).

Tutoring time are:
3:00- 5:00 or 5:00-7:00

COLLECTION MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT - Assist with duties which help maintain the collection: shelf reading, shifting the collection to optimize space, redirect lost or strewn items, dusting the shelves or aiding in the general up-keep of the collection.

Contact:Wanda Rascoe
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-0217
Position ID:000123

Location

East Regional

Start Date

09/13/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

3

Specific Details

Must be able to work after 3:00 pm.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT (TEEN) - Assist with basic program needs, such as set up and break down of venue, processing and preparation of needed materials and supplies, crowd control, seating and greeting program participants. Assist with clean-up detail at program end, and assist with any other needs generated by the assigned program.

Contact:Caroline Peterson
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-8598
Position ID:000118

Location

Southwest Regional

Start Date

09/06/2016

End Date

12/15/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

5

Specific Details

Join Southwest’s Teen Advisory Group (TAG) to get volunteer time, eat snacks, and make an impact at the library! Any teen in grades 6th-12th can join. The purpose of the Teen Advisory Group is to let teens' voices be heard in the library! TAG members will vote on future teen programs, discuss teen services, and assist with teen programming. TAG members will be expected to attended meetings and they will receive volunteer hours for their time. Meetings take place on the second Thursday of every month from 4pm-5pm. Meetings for the fall are as follows:
-September 8
-October 13
-November 10
-December 8

TAG members will also have the option of helping out with Halloween Party. The Halloween Party is for pre-k and elementary school students and will include crafts, games, a movie, and a mini-haunted house, courtesy of the Teen Advisory Group. This Halloween Party will take place on October 27 from 4pm-6pm. TAG members may be asked to arrive early and stay after to help with set-up and clean-up.

Questions regarding the Teen Advisory Group at Southwest can be directed to Caroline Peterson, the Teen Librarian.

TUTOR (READING) - Assist children with homework needs and assignments, provide general practice in reading through routine assignments and one-on-one practice sessions. Volunteer may specify which age group he/she wishes to work with (Children: Kindergarten-Sixth grade, Teens: Seventh-Twelfth Grade, All Ages).

Contact:Caroline Peterson
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-8598
Position ID:000116

Location

Southwest Regional

Start Date

09/06/2016

End Date

12/15/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

6

Specific Details

Southwest is looking for Teen Volunteers for the tutoring program, Homework Buddies. While this program primarily focuses on helping children read, tutors may also help with other subjects in school, such as math and science. Homework Buddies will start on Tuesday, September 6 from 4:30-5:30pm. Homework Buddies will take place every Monday and Tuesday from 4:30-5:30pm.

Tutors will work one-on-one with an elementary school student for one hour. Duties may include reading to children, helping with homework, and recording volunteer hours.

An ideal volunteer would be independent/self-motivated, in 7th-12th grade, and would have a love of reading and/or working with children. Since Homework Buddies takes place on two separated days, volunteers can choose to volunteer for one or both days. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to volunteer at least once a week.

All questions regarding Homework Buddies should be directed to Caroline Peterson or Margaret Anderson. You can reach them at 919-560-8598.

PROGRAM ASSISTANT (CHILDREN) - Assist with basic program needs, such as set up and break down of venue, processing and preparation of needed materials and supplies, crowd control, seating and greeting program participants. Assist with clean-up detail at program end, and assist with any other needs generated by the assigned program.

Contact:Anna Cromwell
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-0130
Position ID:000108

Location

Main Library

Start Date

05/23/2016

End Date

08/01/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

2

Specific Details

Assistance is needed for craft preparation. The job consists primarily of cutting out crafts for weekly story-times and monthly Take-and-Make craft projects. If you are unable to cut or manage scissors on an ongoing basis, please skip this volunteer request and look for other possible opportunities to serve, as 99% of your time will be spent cutting out needed materials.

TUTOR (MATH) - Assist children with homework needs and assignments, provide general practice in math through routine assignments and one-on-one practice sessions. Volunteer may specify which age group he/she wishes to work with (Children: Kindergarten-Sixth grade, Teens: Seventh-Twelfth Grade, All Ages).

Contact:Anna Cromwell
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Contact Phone:(919) 560-0130
Position ID:000107

Location

Main Library

Start Date

05/23/2016

End Date

08/01/2016

Number of Volunteers Needed

2

Specific Details

Weekly math tutors are needed in the Children's Unit, at the Main Library. Chosen candidates will provide math tutoring to children from kindergarten to sixth grade. Candidates will be allowed to set their own schedules.