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Book Reviewer - Adult Volunteer
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

Volunteers read a book and write a review on JCL's website.

Tips for reviewing a book:

- Your job is to be an ambassador to our collection for other patrons who likely are just browsing and are looking for guidance.

- Keep your review under three lines long. Your reviews should be short and to the point.

- Don't summarize the plot. A little description is ok to give the reader context, though.

- Show us your unique perspective on the item! Tell us why you liked or did not like the book.

- Include genre and appeal factors.

Reviews must be for books read in the last 60 days. For each book reviewed, you may log 1 hour of service.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

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CATCH A RIDE OLATHE CANCER CENTER
Human Services - Catch-a-Ride

Description

ROUND TRIP MEDICAL RIDE

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Developmental Supports Volunteer Information
Johnson County Developmental Supports

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Friends - Puzzle Assembly
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

If you love to do jigsaw puzzles, then this might be the perfect opportunity for you. The Friends have several donated puzzles (1K-2K pieces) that need to be put together to ensure all pieces are in the box before they are sold. We estimate it will take between 6-20 hours to complete each puzzle depending on the number of pieces and people working on it. Volunteers can pick-up puzzles and take them home to work on. Once complete, the puzzle pieces will need to be put back in a Ziplock and a note made that it is complete. (Please don't tape the box closed.)

Requirements

Minimum age: 12

Opp Available Positions: 2


Friends Book Donation Drop-off
Friends of the Library Sorting Center & Booksales

Description

Friends of Johnson County Library supports library programs and services through the sale of books donated by the community.

Volunteers are needed to help accept book donations at the Friends of Johnson County Library Sort Center (8279 Melrose Dr., Overland Park, KS). Volunteers must be able to lift boxes up to 40 lbs. on/off dolly carts, stand for long periods of time, and be comfortable going outside to assist with donation drop offs. Closed toed shoes, masks, and comfortable clothing are strongly encouraged. Volunteers ages 14-17 are welcome but please get your parents permission before registering. Snacks and bottled water will be provided.

*Please note the donation drop-off time change beginning May 7th.

Requirements

Minimum age: 14

Opp Available Positions: 53


Description

Johnson County Library was started by a dedicated group of community members who ran libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. Today, Friends of Library is a membership organization that supports the library through volunteer and financial support.

The Marketing/Community Engagement Committee is responsible for spreading the word about Friends and our work with the Library. Friends are looking for volunteers who have skills in community engagement, communication, design, working with media, and/or a background in journalism to serve on this committee.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

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Friends of the Library Membership Committee
Friends of the Library Committees

Description

In 1956, a dedicated group of community members started Johnson County Library by running libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. In 2020, the Friends Johnson County Library continues to support the Library through volunteer and financial support. We are seeking volunteers to serve on the Membership Committee which recruits new members for the Friends organization, designs membership appreciation efforts and provides opportunities to enhance support to Johnson County Library.

If you're social and outgoing, and have an understanding of building membership organizations, we'd love to talk with you! This committee conducts monthly virtual meetings and occasionally has other projects that may require additional time.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

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Friends of the Library Sorting & Shelving Volunteer
Friends of the Library Sorting Center & Booksales

Description

Are you an avid reader? Do you dream of shelving books? Detail oriented volunteers who love to organize are needed to help the Friends of Johnson County Library. Volunteers will help us scan donated books using an electric scanner at the Friends Sort Center. Once the books are sent to carts by the scanner, volunteers will unload the carts and places the books in the appropriate area of the warehouse. Volunteers will be trained to understand criteria for where books are placed. Additionally, volunteers will shelve some donated books by genre.

Volunteers must be able to stand and move frequently in warehouse environment. They must also be able to bend and lift books up to 20 lbs.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one - 3 hour shift per week for a minimum of six months. Shifts are available Monday-Friday from either 9AM-Noon or Noon-3PM.

A volunteer interview and training are required.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Opp Available Positions: 10


Friends Pop-up Book Sale
Friends of the Library Sorting Center & Booksales

Description

The Friends of Johnson County Library will be hosting Book Sales in their Sorting Center. Volunteers are needed to help with cashiering, counting, and greeting.

Please note masks are strongly encouraged for volunteers.

Requirements

Minimum age: 14

Opp Available Positions: 3


Genealogy Desk
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

Do you have a thirst for knowledge? Do you find researching family history fascinating? If so, volunteering at the Genealogy Desk at Central Resource Library might be the right fit for you. Dedicated, independent volunteers with an intermediate knowledge of Genealogy are needed to assist library patrons in their research. A basic knowledge of how to use the Dewey Decimal System and research databases (Johnson County Genealogy Society, Acestry.com, Heritage Quest, Family Search, etc.) are needed. Additional training will be provided prior to working independently. We are looking for a volunteer to serve weekly or bi-weekly at the desk on Saturday afternoons from 1-4PM.

Masks are recommended but not required for volunteering. A plexiglass partition is also in place at the Genealogy Desk.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Opp Available Positions: 1


HomeConnect Messages
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

HomeConnect is a service for Johnson County residents who are unable to come to the library in person. Please help us share an upbeat message by creating a bookmark or handwritten card to include in these deliveries. Volunteers may log 30 minutes (.50) of service for each bookmark and 15 minutes (.25) of service for each handmade card*.

Please adhere to the following guidelines in creating your bookmarks and cards.

Do:
- Please use the Bookmark template or other paper cut to 2 " x 8 ".
- Please be sure to include positive messages.
- Let recipients know you are thinking about them.
- Book puns and quotes are greatly appreciated.
- Please write legibly and spend time working on each card/bookmark.


Please Don't:
- Please do not include any messages that are proselytizing, specific religious references (ex: God bless you, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc.), and/or religious pictures.
- Please do not include political messages.
- Please do not use envelopes as all messages must be reviewed by staff prior to distribution.

Bookmarks and cards can be mailed or dropped off at:

Central Resource Library
Attn: Amber Bourek Slater, Volunteer Coordinator
9875 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66221

*Please note for students looking to earn service hours, you can only earn a maximum of 20 service hours for this opportunity each school year. Your name and contact information is required to receive credit.

Requirements

Minimum age: 5

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Host a Food Drive for Neighbors in Need
Human Services - General Opportunities

Description

Help stock the shelves at one of the County's food pantries. Collect non-expired food items and unopened hygiene products such as peanut butter, jelly, soup, canned fruit, canned meat (tuna or chicken), helper meals (tuna helper, chicken helper, & hamburger helper), pasta, pasta sauce, beans, rice, toilet paper, shampoo, body wash, soap, baby wipes, and cleaning supplies.

Johnson County Human Services - Multi-Service Centers provide services to low income residents. We provide services such as utility assistance, food pantry, provide vouchers for the Kansas City Medicine Cabinet, and case management.

We operate three food pantries in Johnson County: North Central (Lenexa), North East (Mission), and Southwest (Gardner).

*Due to safety regulations, we are unable to accept expired food.

Donations can be dropped off (Monday - Friday 8 am - 5 pm) at our Olathe office located at 11811 S Sunset Drive SUITE 1300 Olathe, KS 66061.

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Human Services - General Orientation
Human Services - General Opportunities

Description

Interested in volunteering for Aging & Human Services but uncertain where to start? Attend a volunteer orientation. General orientation is a one hour overview of the services provided by Aging & Human Services and ways you can volunteer.

We offer the following volunteer opportunities:
- Catch-a-Ride
- Home Delivered Meals
- Office Administration
- Food Pantry

To get started with one of the above opportunities, you must attend an orientation session. Orientations are hosted twice a month on-site at the Olathe office. During the orientation you will complete all neccessary paperwork to volunteer. Weekday opportunities available from 8am-5pm.

If interested in joining Catch-a-Ride or Home Delivered Meals, please plan on staying an additional hour for program training. The program training is from 2 pm - 3 pm.

*Please note this orientation is only for the Aging and Human Services department. If you are interested in volunteering for multiple departments, additional orientation or training may be required.*

Additional info:

https://www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services/volunteer/orientations

Requirements

Minimum age: 16

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Interlibrary Loan Mail Processors
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

Patrons request all sorts of items not in the Johnson County Library collection from other libraries around the world through Interlibrary Loan. Volunteers are needed weekday mornings for 1-2 hours to open these packages, boxes, zip ties, and zippered bags that come in the mail. Volunteers will unpack books and AV, sort items, and push carts with items to where they are needed. Then, volunteers will clean-up and organize the sorting area. This is a physically active volunteer position with repetitive movements such as bending, squatting, twisting, standing, and walking. Additionally, volunteers must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. Shifts are available Mondays from approximately 9-11AM and require a minimum six-month volunteer commitment. Masks are recommended but not required for volunteering.

Requirements

Minimum age: 18

Opp Available Positions: 1


Library Foundation - Library Lets Loose 2022
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

Library Lets Loose is the signature fundraiser of the Johnson County Library Foundation. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, event execution, and clean-up. Please note that masks recommended by not required for volunteering.

Requirements

Minimum age: 14

Opp Available Positions: 38


Need More Information?
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

If you don't see the volunteer position you're looking for, or you aren't sure about where you want to volunteer, you've come to the right place! Sign up here and you will be contacted to learn more about volunteering in the library!

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Swift Volunteer
Central Library-Non-Circulation

Description

Are you looking to volunteer with the library but do not have the time to commit to a regular volunteer shift? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you. We are looking for people who want to help with a variety of one-time volunteer opportunities. These opportunities may include: preparing mailings, setting-up for events, greeting and ushering programs, or helping with book sales. By joining this group, you will receive emails letting you know about new one-time volunteer opportunities. You will be able register for whichever opportunities interest you. It's that simple.

Requirements

Minimum age: 16

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Teen Book Reviewer
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

Read and review teen books and review them for the Libary's teen website for volunteer credit!

Every review published on the website earns the reviewer 2 hours (one for reading the book, one for writing the review). Instructions and training will be given to all reviewers, no previous experience necessary.

For volunteers age 12, please contact Heather directly for more information.

Requirements

Minimum age: 12

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Young Adult Literary Council
Virtual Library Volunteer

Description

Teens are invited to join the Young Adult Literary Council to share favorite books and participate in fun activities. You can meet new people and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us.

For a schedule of events check out our calendar.

Requirements

Minimum age: 12

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