Volunteer

Library volunteers support, enrich, and enhance the library’s services and programs by sharing their time and talent and performing tasks that paid staff members are not available to do. Volunteers are asked to commit to a regular schedule, keep regular hours, call when not able to volunteer, and provide advance notice of vacations.

Volunteers are matched to available activities which may include shelving and shelf reading and other special projects that may come along.  Some of the tasks may require physical actions such as reaching, bending, lifting, and pushing heavy books and book carts.

 

ADULT VOLUNTEERS
Contact Information
Librarian Corinne Chan at cchan at minlib.net or 617 993-2867
Application
New volunteers will be asked to fill out an application form. Applicants over 18 will be required to fill out a CORI form.
Training
All volunteers will receive training for their tasks and work under the supervision of the volunteer coordinator and staff.

 

TEEN VOLUNTEERS
High school students in grades 9-12 may volunteer and have their hours counted toward their community service requirement for graduation. During the year teens may participate in the Teen Advisory Board, write book reviews for the Teen website, and shelve books and shelf read. During the summer the Teen Tech program offers Teens the opportunity to share their skills with computers, internet, and hand-held devices with adults and seniors.
Contact Information
Young Adult Librarian, Kylie Sparks at AskBelmontYA at minlib.net or 617 993-2877.
Application
New teen volunteers will be asked to fill out an application form.
Training
All volunteers will receive training for their tasks and work under the supervision of the volunteer coordinator and staff.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
The Children’s Room has a volunteer program for 6th-8th graders. Please contact them directly at 617 993-2880 for more information.


FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS
The Friends of the Belmont Public Library also have volunteer opportunities. Read more about how to volunteer with the Friends. If you have questions, you may contact them at belfriendslib at gmail.com.

 


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