The library can be a great place to gain job skills, fulfill volunteer hours needed for class credit, and meet new people. Volunteen positions are for teens ages 12-17 and in 7th grade or above.
Speak to the Youth Services Librarian at the branch at which you would like to volunteer. This can be done in person or on the phone and serves as an informal interview prior to placement. The librarian can then get an idea of your interests and skills and be able to match tasks to your abilities.
A completed Volunteen Application, signed by both you and your parent or guardian, is also required. Placements are limited. You can improve your chances of getting a position by planning ahead and applying well in advance of when you want to volunteer.
Rum River Library:
- International Games Day - November 16, 2013. Volunteens are needed to help staff the game area on that Saturday. The Wii will be connected and a game played that will involve competing with other libraries around the country. Board games, card games, and interactive games will also be available. This program is for people of all ages. If you would be interested in volunteering to work this event, the Rum River Branch in Anoka, is looking for 6 volunteens to work 3 ½ hour shifts.
- Would you be interested in demonstrating a simple craft to other teens and then assisting them to complete the craft? If so, the Rum River Branch in Anoka is looking for crafty volunteens for the First Annual Teen Craft Event on Saturday, December 7, 2013. If you are interested, please specify on your application the type of craft you can demonstrate. Those selected will be asked to provide a list of needed materials for the library to provide.