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Volunteer

By sharing your time and talent, you can make a difference in the quality of our library services.  You will be able to acquire new skills, expand your social horizons, serve in your own town, keep up with the latest books, and help and be appreciated for it.  We appreciate your gift of time, whatever it may be and we welcome volunteers from 12 to 92 and will work with you to make your experience at the Trumbull Library System worthwhile.

Why volunteer?

  • Interest in the Library
  • Eager to help support a community service requirement for school
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others
  • Like the flexible hours
  • Use personal skills, talents and time to help the library better serve the community
  • Friendship, education, recognition and genuine satisfaction in a job well done

Who can volunteer?

  • Retired customers and individuals who want to keep busy
  • Students – be a part of the Unilever Docent Program – find out more

Time Commitment:

  • Weekly commitments
  • Monthly commitments
  • A specific number of hours
  • One-time special events or assignments

Sample of volunteer opportunities:

  • Advocacy – support library in community by serving as spokesperson; serve as a senior advisor
  • Clerical tasks – data entry, updating lists, help with mailings
  • Collection maintenance – “adopt a shelf”, re-shelving materials
  • Program helps – book discussion facilitator, homebound services
  • Scrap booking – archive library’s history

How do I volunteer?

Download the volunteer application by clicking here, or by calling 452-5197.  You will be asked to come into the library for an interview as part of the process.

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Trumbull Library System Unilever Library Docent Program

            The Unilever Library Docent volunteer program is open to middle and high school students who have a desire to volunteer their time and considerable energy to helping out the Trumbull Library System with various tasks, and in turn, acquire valuable skills which will serve them well in their later lives.  Hours spent volunteering here at the library can be counted toward community service requirements for school or church.  The following opportunities are currently available at the main library:

Book Sales- Help is especially needed the Friday before starting at 6PM for setup and Saturday afternoon for cleanup. Contact Alissa Heilbrunn at arh258@hotmail.com if you can help.  From December through June book sales are held the first Saturday of the month from 9 to 3:30.  Help is always appreciated before and after the sale as well as during, setting up and cleaning up.
Book Sorting: This is another opportunity to help the Friends of the Library with their fund-raising efforts.  Periodically the Friends will gather on a Saturday or Sunday to sort through and price books.  Advance notice is given when these events occur via e-mail.
Shelf-Reading This is ongoing, and you can do it whenever you have a free hour or so.  See me the first time you come in and I will show you what to do and give you an instructional handout.  This is simply making sure that all the materials in the library are in order on the shelves.  Not the most exciting task, but necessary and convenient to whatever your schedule is. It’s a good way to get in extra hours if you need them, and provides a great service to the library.
Special Programs:  The library hosts special one-time programs for adults and we often need one or two volunteers to help at the door and during the program with refreshments etc.
One-time Children’s programs: The children’s department holds special programs for the little ones throughout the year and often asks for help with crafts, refreshments, etc. 

More things will come up throughout the year that need help.  I usually post opportunities via e-mail as they arise, so check your e-mail frequently! Thank you for expressing an interest in the program.  If you would like to be part of this great group of kids, fill out the enclosed form and drop it off at the library.

Sandy Miller
Unilever Docent Teen Volunteer Program Coordinator 

 


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