Friends of Johnson County Library supports library programs and services through the sale of books donated by the community. In March 2020, the Friends of Johnson County Library had to suspend book donation acceptance at library branches due to Covid-19. Volunteers are needed to help accept book donations at the Friends of Johnson County Library Sort Center (8279 Melrose Dr., Overland Park, KS) in March. 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. Masks are required (please let us know if you need masks or gloves). Closed toed shoes 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
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 15 minutes (.25) service hours.
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. Volunteers will participate in training and shadow classes during the first trimester (January-April 2021). In May, volunteers will begin facilitate and moderate online classes. 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: 2
Cashiers needed to cover shifts on Mondays and Thursdays at Antioch and Blue Valley Bookstores. Attention to detail and punctuality are required. Sorry, no book dealers due to conflict of interest. You will provide superior customer service to bookstore patrons and use the Square point-of-sale system to process transactions and memberships.
This is an ongoing commitment; you are expected to work at least one shift a week. We require a one-year commitment for adults and 50 hours for students.
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.
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.
Read and review advanced reader copies of Young Adult books for volunteer credit as a part of YALSA's Teens' Top Ten galley group!For volunteers ages 12, please contact Heather for more information.
Minimum age: 13
Read and review advanced reader copies of Young Adult books for volunteer credit as a part of YALSA's Teens' Top Ten galley group!
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!
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.
Minimum age: 16
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.
Minimum age: 12
Volunteers like you help your Library with 60,000 hours each year.
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