Volunteer at the Library
STUDENTS AGE 14 AND OLDER - DID YOU KNOW?
Volunteer hours earned at the library meet DSISD’s Community Service requirements. Students planning to apply for college admission, here is your opportunity to earn community service hours! Afternoon and evening hours available are Monday through until closing and Saturdays 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- Job related experience
- An opportunity to work with the public in a real world environment
- Verification of hours worked for your portfolio or resume
WHAT WE REQUIRE:
- Commitment for at least 2 hours per week or 36 hours per school semester.
- Dependability. Please be punctual for your scheduled shift or notify your DSCL mentor if you are unable to fulfill your scheduled commitment.
- Flexibility. Circumstances can change, be ready to adapt to new situations.
- Dress code observance. Wear school appropriate clothing.
WHAT TEEN LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS DO:
If you enjoy libraries, books, learning new skills, and helping your community, we will do our best to find the right volunteer job for you. The Dripping Springs Community Library offers a wide variety of long-term and short-term opportunities, depending on the time of year. Training will be provided so no experience is needed. All it takes is a willingness to learn!
Shelving and Shelf-Reading
Shelving is available after-school, Saturdays, and throughout the summer. This involves shelving returned items in a timely manner, and maintaining the collection of books, periodicals, and AV materials in an orderly manner. Shifting and checking shelves to keep everything in correct order and to make it easy for children and adults to locate items throughout the library is also part of this task.
Summer Reading Event Assistance
During June and July, teen volunteers assist the children’s librarian with special programs and events, including setup, crowd control, and clean up.
Reading Prize Central
During June and July, teen volunteers work at the summer reading prize store, distribute summer reading forms and assist children and parents in redeeming reading program points in exchange for prizes.
Teen Reading Buddy Program
During June and July, Teen Reading Buddies help incoming 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders maintain their reading skills in a relaxed one-on-one weekly reading time.
Teen Advisory Group
Teens plan ahead and work in groups. They develop new ideas for library services and suggest new titles for purchase in monthly meetings with the public and high school library staff. Surveys, book ratings, and poster distribution are all part of their work. For more information about TAG, investigate here.
Apply online here or drop by the Dripping Springs Community Library and ask for a Teen Volunteer Application. Candidates will be interviewed, and if selected, will need to attend a two hour training session. They will then be placed on the regular volunteer schedule.
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Contact Pat Galvin (pat@DSCL.org) for details on volunteering. Contact SuzAnne Beard (suzanne@DSCL.org) for more about Teen Advisory Group activities.