ADULT Volunteer Job Descriptions
(TEEN VOLUNTEER PROGRAM If you are between the ages of 13-18 and would like to volunteer, fill out the application using the link on the website at the Teen Think Tank)
BELOW ARE JOB DESCRIPTIONS FOR ADULT VOLUNTEERS
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Adopt-a-Shelf volunteers agree to monitor a section of the Library's shelving to keep books, tapes, magazines or videos/DVDs in order. This is a vital part of making the materials readily available for customer requests. Since so many people browse the collection and routinely move items from their correct shelf locations, the shelves need constant reorganization and monitoring. The only skills required are an attention to detail and some simple housekeeping skills. Once you have been trained as an Adopt-a-Shelf volunteer, you can monitor your assigned section as frequently as seems warranted and at your own scheduling convenience. This is the ideal job for a volunteer who cannot commit to a set schedule and needs extremely flexible volunteer hours.
Skills and Experience: Willingness to spend at least three self-scheduled hours a month monitoring a section of the Library's shelving to keep books, tapes, magazines or videos/DVDs in order. Knowledge of the alphabet is essential. Library staff will train the selected volunteers in use of the Dewey Decimal System. Volunteer may be required to lift light to medium weight items, e.g. books and audio-visual materials.
Community Archivist Volunteer (coming soon!)
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Help make history more accessible to and searchable by our community while safeguarding it for the future. Through use of the library’s newest equipment resources, community archivists create digital scans of historical Grapevine papers.
Skills and Experience: Willingness to learn new technology is essential as is attention to detail. Staff will provide all training on equipment and resources used.
Digital Community Engagement Volunteer
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Under close supervison of the Library’s esports staff, assist in maintaining an active and engaging social media presence. Assist in the creation of promotional materials, clips, and/or videos. Capture and edit video of esports events.
Skills and Experience: Experience using social media platforms (FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc.). Experience using media editing software. Should have a creative mindset with an understanding of esports culture.
Esports Coach/Mentor Volunteer (coming soon!)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Under leadership of Library’s esports staff, share knowledge, tips, and advice with students that are new and learning or working to improve their skill level. Assist with team coordination, strategy, and preparation for scrimmages and matches.
Skills and Experience: Understand all league rules/regulations and ensure compliance and consistency among athletes. Applicants should possess a high level of understanding in the chosen esport area of focus and demonstrate experience through rankings and/or past participation in tournaments or league play.
Events and Tournaments Volunteer (coming soon!)
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Under leadership of Library’s esports staff, assist with setup and tear down of events. Answer general questions related to the event and organization. Act as ambassador for the programs. Be active in running events by assisting with tasks such as registration, scorekeeping, and verification.
Skills and Experience: Enjoy interacting with the public. Ability to work quickly and within tight timelines. Prefer prior experience in events, event management, or in an esports environment.
Frances Malcolm Genealogy Room Volunteer
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Welcome and offer basic assistance to visitors to the Genealogy Room while developing familiarity with all formats of resources offered in the space. Contribute to blog that features collections and services.
Skills and Experience: Experience and proficiency using GPL’s genealogy databases and other related online resources. Must be an excellent communicator, both in writing and in one-on-one settings. Genealogical research process knowledge and experience preferred.
Library Photographer Volunteer
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Help us share the library’s story and importance by taking photos during events and programs.
Skills and Experience: Many years of experience with digital photography and access to own digital camera that generates high quality images. Prefer experience with taking pictures in public settings.
Library Scrapbook Volunteer
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Help library staff create and organize scrapbooks of library events and programs.
Skills and Experience: Attention to detail, chronology and aesthetics are most important. Some knowledge of the library’s history would also be helpful.
Library Videographer Volunteer
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Help us share the library’s story and importance by shooting, editing and creating dynamic videos.
Skills and Experience: Experience with video production and access to own digital camera and editing tools, generating footage suitable for social media and sharing with a variety of audiences. Prefer experience with shooting videos in public settings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Shelve books, DVDs, CDs; organize magazines and newspapers; assist with upkeep/order of shelves; help retrieve items for Interlibrary Loan requests.
Skills and Experience: Some customer service experience is preferred. This position requires attention to detail and a love of order/organization. Volunteer must be able to maneuver heavy carts and lift light to medium weights. The ideal volunteer will have a friendly manner and thrive working independently. Knowledge of alphabet required. Dewey Decimal System training provided.