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: 55
In 1956, a dedicated group of community members started Johnson County Library by running libraries out of their homes, schools, and businesses. Today, 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.
Minimum age: 16
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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.
Opp Available Positions: 0
Are you tech savvy? Are you patient and able to teach others? If so, you might be the perfect volunteer to help with the Johnson County Genealogical Society's new Memory Lab.The Memory Lab is equipment that helps community members transform their photos, 8mm film, and 35mm slides into digital formats. Volunteers will be trained in utilizing the equipment. Then, they will sign-up for a weekly volunteer shift to help scheduled individual users transform their media to a digital format. Volunteers must have basic computer skills. Prior experience using a scanner is helpful. Volunteers must enjoy working with technology and helping people of all ages learn to use the equipment. Patience with people and equipment is critical. Shifts are available weekdays from 9AM-12:30PM or 12:30-4PM, or Tuesday evenings from 4:15-7:45PM.
Minimum age: 15
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
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.Please note this opportunity is for junior high and high school students. If you are in college, please sign-up for Book Reviewer - Adult Volunteer instead.
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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