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.
Minimum age: 18
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Volunteers are needed to help facilitate online English Language Learner conversation classes on Zoom. The purpose is to help people whose first language is not English practice their English conversation skills. The online classes will be on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:45PM. Each class will have a volunteer facilitator, a volunteer moderator, and 5-6 class participants.Fluency in English, comfortability with public speaking, and computer skills are required. Volunteers must commit to an entire trimester (four months) of classes. Each volunteer facilitator will receive a picture dictionary and headset to use during online classes.
Opp Available Positions: 1
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.
Minimum age: 14
Opp Available Positions: 0
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.
Opp Available Positions: 5
The Friends of Johnson County Library host Book Sales in their Sorting Center every Saturday. Volunteers are needed to help with cashiering, counting books, and greeting customers. Please note masks are strongly encouraged for volunteers.
Opp Available Positions: 40
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 ¾" x 8 ½". - 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 LibraryAttn: Amber Bourek Slater, Volunteer Coordinator9875 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.
Minimum age: 5
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.
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 PantryTo 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.*
Minimum age: 16
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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.
Volunteers are needed to help with the return of in person game night. Events will be held at Blue Valley, Central Resource, Gardner, and Monticello from 5-8PM once a month. Volunteers are needed to:
Minimum age: 12
Opp Available Positions: 26
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.
Teen volunteers are essential to helping the library. Job duties vary from day-to-day but will include: * Create book displays that are tidy and eye-catching* Keeping library spaces welcoming and inviting* Circulation tasks
Applicants who meet the needs of our branch will be contacted for an interview. If you would like more volunteer hours please check out our other opportunities like Teen Book Reviewer, Donation Drop Off and Young Adult Literary Council. Please Note: Volunteers must be 13 years old. Submission of an application is not a guarantee of a position. Applications must be submitted by the volunteer. Please only apply to only one library branch. This will allow more teens to be able to participate in volunteering.
Minimum age: 13
Opp Available Positions: 8
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.
Teens are invited to join the Young Adult Literary Council to share favorite books, pick up advanced reader copies of teen books to read and review, and participate in other fun activities such as author visits, game days, event planning and more. Meet new people and receive volunteer credit hours for your time with us.This program will be hosted in-person in Lenexa's large meeting room.
Volunteers like you help your Library with 60,000 hours each year.
Johnson County's Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. - website
You can make the day brighter for someone with an intellectual or developmental disability. - website
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