Teen Community Service Volunteer Guidelines
Volunteer applications are taken year round, but opportunities are available on a limited basis. During the school year times are available for special programs only. Applications will be held on file until opportunities arise. Volunteers are needed more during the summer to help with the library’s Summer Reading Program. Applications for the summer will be taken starting April 1.
A volunteer may be assigned a variety of tasks, given detailed instructions to be performed under direct supervision until the training period is over. The volunteer is expected to be able to work independently.
Examples of Work
Provides assistance with library programs as needed (ex. Summer Reading Program)
Performs other functions as required.
Volunteers do not assist the public, but perform important behind-the-scenes tasks.
Junior high students in grade 8 and high school students who live in the city limits of
Hoover or have a parent/guardian who works for the City of Hoover may participate. The library will not accept volunteers who are required to do court-ordered community
Volunteers may be scheduled for two (2) hours per work session, and no more than eight (8) hours per week. It may not be possible to fulfill all community service hours at the library.
Maturity and positive attitude
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
Ability to learn routine library tasks and work independently after training
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with library employees
If interested in applying for a volunteer position, fill out the application on the following page. Volunteers will be contacted for an interview when a position becomes available. Applications will remain on file for six months.
Be sure to read the guidelines before filling out an application.Volunteer_Application.pdf
Call 444-7826 with questions. Ask for Jeremy.