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Current Volunteer Opportunities
Homebound Services Aide (Homebound
Help us assure that Mesa's homebound population is able to gain access to
the library's collection of books and materials. Each Homebound Services
Aide will be assigned up to four homebound patrons. Homebound Services Aides
will learn their patron's needs, likes and dislikes, select appropriate
books from the general collection, learn to use the library's catalog and
other resources for locating books, drive their personal vehicle to make
deliveries, and set up a schedule with each patron so that our homebound
patrons know when they will be receiving books. This position is great for
someone who needs a flexible volunteering schedule and who likes to make
personal connections with those in need.
Sales Desk Attendant
Corner Bookstore at the Main Library is looking for friendly,
detail-oriented volunteers who enjoy working with the public and with cash
registers. Help the Mesa Library raise money for special programs by selling
withdrawn and donated Library materials to the public. Must be a year-round
resident and able to make a one-year time commitment. There are five shifts
open at varying times during the week.
Red Mountain Library Shelving Assistant
The Circulation Department at the Red Mountain Branch is looking for adults
and teens (14 and older) to assist with sorting and shelving books. Work
with Library Staff to straighten library sections, sort books, put carts in
order, unpack and stack books, process reserve slips and shelve A/V
materials. This is a summer opportunity that may continue into the fall.
Must be able to organize, alphabetize and physically able to bend, reach,
push a cart and stand for 2 hours at a time.
AZ Braille and Talking Book Program
Be part of a team that records books onto tape for blind library patrons.
Three positions are available. The Narrator records books by reading them in
a way consistent with the author's intent. The Monitor works as a partner
with the Narrator and controls all technical operations during the recording
session. The Reviewer checks the recordings for artistic and technical
quality. Training is provided.
Talking Book Machine Repair Specialist
Volunteers are used to repair "Talking Book" cassette tape players for the
blind and handicapped. This volunteer should have some knowledge of
electrical and assembly drawings and be able to provide a basic tool kit.
This position requires good eyesight, good manual dexterity and fair
hearing. Volunteers are needed to work at the Main Library on Tuesdays from
Talking Book Instruction Specialist
Would you like to make a difference in the life of an elderly or visually
challenged person? Volunteer to instruct new talking book machine users in
the use of the playback equipment and make home deliveries to exchange
machines in need of repair for current users. This position requires a clear
speaking voice, patience, and gentle assertiveness. Applicants must have
their own transportation, but will be reimbursed for miles driven. Hours
vary from 17-20 per month, depending on the number of applicants accepted
into the Talking Book Program. Each instructional session takes around 40
minutes to an hour.
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