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Are You a Student and Interested in Volunteering at the Library?
 

Our branches are no longer accepting applications to be a 2016 Summer Reading Club volunteer.

Each spring, the Baltimore County Public Library seeks student volunteers who are entering grades 7 through 10 in the fall to help with our Summer Reading Club. Check back with us in mid-March 2017 for next year's Summer Reading Club opportunities.

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Primary Duties

 

  • To promote the Summer Reading club to parents and children and encourage them to register.
     

  • To assist children with online registration.
     

  • To give children a starter package after they have registered.
     

  • To award stickers for completed activities for preschool and school age children.
     

  • To award completion prize to preschool and school age children.
     

  • To assist children with crafts and maintain the craft table.
     

  • To perform other duties as time permits such as assembling Summer Reading packets, straightening shelves, or putting books out on display.

     

 

 

Criteria

 

  • Must be entering grade 7 through 10 in the fall.
     

  • Must demonstrate adequate verbal and written communication skills, be able to follow directions, and have knowledge of basic computer skills.  Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must.
     

  • Must be able to work at least 5 of the 8 weeks of the Summer Reading Club.  A minimum of 10 hours must be worked to receive credit for Service Learning hours.
     

  • Must be able to volunteer for consistent dates and times in 1.5 to 2 hour shifts at least once per week based on a branch-assigned schedule.  Drop-in volunteering is not available.
     

  • Must attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation meeting with a parent or guardian before volunteering starts.
     

  • Must attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Training session before volunteering starts.
     

  • Must agree to follow the Summer Reading Club Volunteer rules and guidelines.

     

 

 

Expectations

 

  • Volunteers are expected to offer courteous, prompt and efficient service to children of all ages and to their parents.
     

  • Volunteers are expected to be dependable.
     

  • Volunteers are expected to cooperate with all staff members and the public.
     

 

 

How to Apply

 

Our branches are no longer accepting applications to be a 2016 Summer Reading Club volunteer. Check back with us in mid-March 2017.
 

 


Revised: April 18, 2016