Volunteer Opportunities by Library

The library accepts applications for positions that are listed and open.
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"Speak English" Facilitators

Lead an informal conversation group for adults already speaking with intermediate or better English language skills.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Create conversation on varying topics, such as: current events, possible interview questions, etc.
• Instruct in vocabulary and pronunciation
• Adapt to a variety of group sizes and skill levels
• Report attendance data monthly to Adult Education Office, via email
• Gather and submit patron registration forms

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

OTHER:
• Experience preferred, but not required.
• Orientation and training are required, ongoing support provided. Available several times a year.

Hours:
• Specific day and time varies, based on location and volunteer availability., • Minimum of 6 months, one year preferred.

Change a Life! Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

Change a life! Work one-on-one with an adult, to improve their reading, writing, comprehension or English language skills.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Commit to weekly tutoring time
• Use the provided materials, but adapt to learning styles
• Be patient with all skill levels
• Report data monthly to Adult Education Office, via email

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

OTHER:
• Orientation and training required—we will teach you what you need to know. Offered several times a year.
• Materials provided by PPLD
• Immediate need! Students are waiting for available tutors.

Hours:
• Day and time coordinated between tutor and student., • Meet with student once a week for two hours., • Minimum of 6 months, one year preferred, when matched with a student.

Library Helpers

  • Assist with children/teen programs
  • Help children with crafts
  • Assist staff with everyday functions of the Library
  • Complete other tasks as needed

Library Helper Volunteer Position Description

Hours:
varies

Path to Citizenship Faciliators

This group provides an environment to practice and prepare to obtain US citizenship. Materials are provided and follow USCIS developed curriculum. Lesson plans, activities, handouts and general information are all available. This group focuses on practicing the 100 questions individuals need to know, application vocabulary review, and writing. Facilitators do not provide legal advice. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. There is a one year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies

Paws-to-Read Dogs

"Kid-Friendly" dogs with Canine Good Citizen certificates and current Therapy Dog registration are needed at the Paws-to-Read program where children come to the library and practice reading aloud to therapy dogs. A good candidate is a clean, well-behaved dog who can lie quietly for up to 15 minutes at a time.

Location(s):
Hours:
Fountain - 3:30 p.m. first and third Mondays

Yoga Instructor

Teach a one-hour yoga class at various library locations, with an additional 15 minutes of set up before class, and 15 minutes of clean up after class.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Create a comfortable environment and welcome patrons as they arrive.
• Lead Yoga class, teaching correct postures and positions.
• Modify classes for different ages, ability levels, and bodies.
• Help us build community by making yoga accessible to more people.

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

REQUIRED:
• Current Yoga Instructor Certification

TIME COMMITMENT:
• Minimum of one class per month (1.5 hours)
• Up to 5 classes per month – one per week, (7.5 hours)

Hours:
East Library, Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Times and days to be coordinated for Fountain, Ruth Holley and Sand Creek Libraries.