Applications for the 2015 Summer Volunteer Program are currently available and additional information can be provided by calling 480-350-5190. Exact dates are determined by volunteer assignment. Don't wait because assignments are being made.
The summer volunteer program is open to students in middle school, high school and college. The program places students in facilities and programs such as the Tempe Public Library, city swimming pools, etc. Following are details of programs available.
Summer Reading Program Assistants
Volunteers may assist with online program registration, assist staff with the reading program activities, book displays and general library upkeep in the youth area. Volunteers may also be asked to help the librarians with special projects as needed.
Shelving Assistants empty book returns, organize library materials in preparation for check-in process, arrange books and other library materials alphabetically and numerically in preparation for shelving. They also file library materials on shelves while maintaining call number accuracy, clean shelves and straighten library reading areas.
Tempe History Museum Program Aides
The museum is a destination for many families and day camp groups during the summer. The museum's summer volunteers help run Wild Wednesdays and Super Saturdays - special days of games, crafts, music and fun at the museum.
The Junior Lifeguard aquatics program is designed to provide an opportunity for teens to experience the many facets of day-to-day lifeguarding and develop the job skills required to become a lifeguard. Junior Lifeguards will assist with swim classes and will assist lifeguards in their routine duties with maintenance, customer service, etc.
Cultural Programs Instructors' Assistants
Volunteers work as assistants to instructors teaching classes in art, crafts, dance and ceramics for preschool and school-age children.
Adapted Recreation Camp Challenge
Camp Challenge is a day camp program for children and young adults (ages 5-21) with disabilities. The program offers a variety of fun activities including arts and crafts, music, dance, games, sports, swimming and bowling.