Volunteering

ROLE OF VOLUNTEERS

Mansfield Library utilizes its volunteers to enhance public service to the community. Volunteers generally provide support services to staff and/or work on special projects. Identification badges will be provided and will be worn by volunteers working in public areas.

SELECTION OF VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers are selected based upon their qualifications and the needs of Mansfield Library.

JOB SUPERVISION

Volunteers will work with and be trained by a specific staff member. Volunteers are expected to take directions from the staff person who is responsible for their work, and may be removed by the Library Director.

WORK SCHEDULES

Volunteers will work during the hours when adequate supervision is available. Work schedules and specific time commitments will be arranged by each volunteer and the staff person who is responsible for their work. Volunteers who cannot meet a scheduled work time will inform library staff as soon as possible.

VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTION

Requirements:

  1. Willingness to work in the public library environment
  2. Ability to interact with staff and the public in a positive and pleasant manner
  3. Dependability

Skills:

  1. Ability to follow directions
  2. Knowledge of alphabetical order
  3. Manual dexterity
  4. Some typing proficiency
  5. Organizational ability