Maywood Public Library District provides volunteer opportunities for community members.
Maywood Public Library District provides volunteer opportunities for community members. The library will not discriminate in making volunteer opportunities available. Opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Submitting this form does not guarantee a volunteer opportunity.
Guidelines for All Volunteers:
Preference will be given to Maywood Public Library District patrons. Volunteers will be provided with documentation of participation, if needed. All volunteers must sign and abide by the volunteer agreement form. All Maywood Public Library District policies and guidelines must be followed by all volunteers.
The Maywood Public Library District accepts Teen Volunteers between the ages of 13 and 18. In special circumstances, younger children may be considered. The selection process may include an application and interview. A parental consent form must be filed.
Teen Volunteers are recruited, trained and overseen by the Youth & Adult Services Librarians. Typical shifts last for approximately two hours and may include the following: assisting in programs, locating/shelving materials, acting as computer monitors, providing homework help to younger children, and promoting the library and its resources to peers. Teens may participate for mandatory services hours through their schools or other organizations.
Court Ordered Community Service
The Maywood Public Library District accepts, on a limited basis, court ordered short-term community service volunteers. The volunteer’s offense must be of a nonviolent and non-theft related nature.
A variety of tasks may be assigned to respond to immediate needs that the library might have. Library activities may limit the number of volunteers that are accepted at one time. Volunteers will be supervised by the Head of Adult Services. Tasks may include work within the library such as shelving materials, cleaning, dusting, straightening shelves, assisting with book sales and/or programs, shifting collections, recycling activities, shelf-reading, inventory, preparing seasonal displays, table set-up.
Volunteers may bring a personal listening device to help pass the time. All volunteers are expected to observe proper decorum while on library property and not entertain their peers during service hours.
If 2 days are missed without notifying the library the absence will sever the library’s obligation to provide you an opportunity to fulfill your court ordered sentence.
All Volunteers must sign and abide by the volunteer agreement form.