Middle school and high school students are an important part of the library’s volunteer team and serve in a variety of volunteer roles. Volunteers work a set weekly schedule on a semester-long basis and/or in the summer (June/July). Completion of an application and brief interview are required. Applications are available on the first day of August, December and April in the Volunteer Office in the Recreation Administration Office on the second floor of the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd.
YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS YVC volunteers shelve audio and video materials, paperbacks and holiday books; clean and straighten the family play area; prepare craft materials for story times; and assist the Youth librarians with various other tasks. Volunteers must be enrolled in 6th through 12th grades and be able to work a set weekly shift for a school semester. Attendance at an orientation/training session is mandatory.
Contact Alicia Hancock at 480-350-5901 or 480-350-5406 for information on available shifts and to sign-up.
SHELVING ASSISTANTS Volunteers work in the library’s Shelf Maintenance section and empty the library book drops, scan and sort books and put away library materials. Volunteers must be currently enrolled in 6th through 12th grades and be able to work a set weekly schedule for the school semester. Training is provided on the job.
Opportunities in Shelf Maintenance may be available on a short-term basis, also; call 480-350-5190 to inquire.