Volunteer Opportunities by Library

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"Speak English" Facilitators

Lead an informal conversation group for adults already speaking with intermediate or better English language skills.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Create conversation on varying topics, such as: current events, possible interview questions, etc.
• Instruct in vocabulary and pronunciation
• Adapt to a variety of group sizes and skill levels
• Report attendance data monthly to Adult Education Office, via email
• Gather and submit patron registration forms

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

OTHER:
• Experience preferred, but not required.
• Orientation and training are required, ongoing support provided. Available several times a year.

Hours:
• Specific day and time varies, based on location and volunteer availability., • Minimum of 6 months, one year preferred.

Change a Life! Be an Adult Literacy Tutor

Change a life! Work one-on-one with an adult, to improve their reading, writing, comprehension or English language skills.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Commit to weekly tutoring time
• Use the provided materials, but adapt to learning styles
• Be patient with all skill levels
• Report data monthly to Adult Education Office, via email

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

OTHER:
• Orientation and training required—we will teach you what you need to know. Offered several times a year.
• Materials provided by PPLD
• Immediate need! Students are waiting for available tutors.

Hours:
• Day and time coordinated between tutor and student., • Meet with student once a week for two hours., • Minimum of 6 months, one year preferred, when matched with a student.

Holds Processors/Shelvers

Serve behind the scenes a few hours a week to assist staff with processing and transferring books patrons have requested. Vounteers will (tasks vary from branch to branch) locate, and retrieve books on the shelves, or empty bins, discharge items with a computer device, shelve materials on the HOLDS shelves or book truck, and/or place materials in bins to go to other libraries. Volunteers at Penrose Library and Mobile Library Services will have free parking!

East Volunteers are needed Monday and Tuesday afternoons (2-5) and Wednesday and Friday mornings 8:30 - 11:30.

Hours:
Library 21c: Inquire for openings at (719) 531-6333, Monument Library: Mornings or afternoons, High Prairie: Inquire for openings at (719) 260-3650, Penrose Library and Mobile Libraries: Call 531-6333, Ruth Holley: Monday mornings or afternoons, East: Monday and Tuesday from 2 -5 p.m., East: Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 - 11:30

Library Explorers Craft Program Set Up

One or two volunteers are needed to help staff set up and tear down for the Library Explorers craft programs. Volunteers will also assist patrons with completing a craft. Volunteers should have ability to move supplies on a platform truck and in large plastic totes. They will also move around the room and assist patrons with detailed tasks. Should enjoy working with special needs individuals.

Cheyenne Mountain: 3rd Monday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
East: 2nd Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Penrose: 4th Tuesday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Rockrimmon: 4th Thursday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Ruth Holley: 3rd Friday of month, 9 a.m. - noon
Sand Creek: 2nd Monday of month, 9 a.m. - noon

Hours:
9 a.m. - noon

Path to Citizenship Faciliators

This group provides an environment to practice and prepare to obtain US citizenship. Materials are provided and follow USCIS developed curriculum. Lesson plans, activities, handouts and general information are all available. This group focuses on practicing the 100 questions individuals need to know, application vocabulary review, and writing. Facilitators do not provide legal advice. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. There is a one year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies

Shelvers

Adults and teens are needed to assist staff with shelving materials including books, CDs, DVDs, audio books etc. Volunteers should have strong attention to detail, ability to place materials in alphabetical and numeric order, ability to bend, reach and push a book cart, and work as a team.

Multiple shifts and days are open, 1 day per week for 1-2 hours. Please apply at High Prairie Library or Ruth Holley Library.

Hours:
1-2 hours per week

Teen Advisory Board

Teen Advisory Board meet monthly or more to suggest topics, and plan and host programs and services for teens.

Teen Advisory Board Volunteer Position Description

Want to make a difference in your community? The Teen Advisory Board is a group of volunteers who helps the library put on programs and events. Teen Volunteer application required. Ages 12 - 18. Click here for more information.

  • When: Second Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7 p.m.
  • Where: East Library
Hours:
varies

Write English Facilitators

Write English is an informal writing group for adults with intermediate or higher English language skills. Experience facilitating a small group is preferred, but not required. Group size is limited and individuals must register prior to enrolling. Activities may include exploring various writing styles and purposes and providing feedback on writing activities. Reporting requirements: Facilitators are expected to gather participant attendance and individual registration forms and submit them weekly to the Adult Education division via email. there is a one-year minimum commitment for this position. Orientation is required and offered several times a year.

Hours:
Varies

Yoga Instructor

Teach a one-hour yoga class at various library locations, with an additional 15 minutes of set up before class, and 15 minutes of clean up after class.

We are looking for someone who will:

• Create a comfortable environment and welcome patrons as they arrive.
• Lead Yoga class, teaching correct postures and positions.
• Modify classes for different ages, ability levels, and bodies.
• Help us build community by making yoga accessible to more people.

SKILLS NEEDED:
• Friendly and outgoing
• Able to communicate clearly
• Skilled at interacting with a wide range of customers of diverse ages/backgrounds
• Responsible, punctual and able to commit to a schedule

REQUIRED:
• Current Yoga Instructor Certification

TIME COMMITMENT:
• Minimum of one class per month (1.5 hours)
• Up to 5 classes per month – one per week, (7.5 hours)

Hours:
East Library, Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. • Times and days to be coordinated for Fountain, Ruth Holley and Sand Creek Libraries.