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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

All of the library’s volunteer opportunities are currently filled.  Thank you so much for your support!  We will provide updates as new opportunities become available.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Kaukauna Public Library.  Our volunteer program hopes to provide you with pleasant opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to our library community.  Our volunteers help build public awareness of the services offered by the library and strengthen ties to the community we serve.  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please click the button below to visit our profile on Volunteer Fox Cities’ website to apply. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view our opportunities.

Some Tasks We Can Use Help With

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Shelving

Nature of work: Shelve library materials
Ages: Completed grade six and up
Supervisor: James Berven
Shifts: Flexible

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sign in and out of shift
  • Shelve materials
  • While shelving, return materials that are out of place to their proper place
  • Refer patron questions to staff
  • Shift shelving to accommodate materials being re-shelved
  • Ability to reach high and low
  • Ability to lift above your head
  • Ability to lift 5 lbs
  • Ability to kneel

Requirements of Work:

  • Ability to read fine print, to reach high and low shelves and to push a loaded cart
  • Ability to understand the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetical filing
  • Pass a background check

Programming

Nature of Work: Assist with youth, teen, or adult library programs
Ages: Completed grade six and up
Supervisor: Angela Schneider
Shifts: Seasonal; as needed

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sign in and out of shift
  • Assist with the set-up and take-down of a program
  • Assist patrons with activities
  • Operate simple equipment
  • Greet and direct patrons
  • Alert staff when supplies are low
  • Refer patron questions to staff
  • Be on time for events and call prior if you cannot attend
  • Other tasks as assigned by staff

Requirements of Work:

  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds
  • Show respect for library patrons of all ages
  • Present a neat, clean, and appropriate appearance
  • Pass a background check

Disc Cleaning

Nature of Work: Cleaning media discs by hand or with a large disc cleaning machine
Ages: Completed grade six and up
Supervisor: Spencer Heise
Shifts: Flexible

Essential Job Functions:

  • Sign in and out of shift
  • Clean discs
  • Inspect discs after cleaning for damage that the machine may not have been able to fix
  • Go out into the collections and get discs to clean at random
  • Mark items with a sticker that indicates the date in which they were cleaned

Requirements of Work:

  • Ability to either hand clean discs or work the disc cleaning machine
  • Pass a background check

Local History Projects

Nature of Work: Project Specific
Ages: 18 and older
Supervisor: Gavin Schmitt
Shifts: Flexible

Essential Job Functions:

  • Memory Porject
  • Digitization
  • Newspaper Indexing
  • Requirements of Work:
  • Work directly with staff on projects as assigned
  • Knowledge of classificaion including the Dewey Decimal System & alphabetical filing
  • Good eyesight and handwriting
  • The abiity to use the microfilm reader
  • The ability to scan documents
  • The ability to use a digital camera and upload images
  • The ability to use a photocopier
  • Familiarity with Windows and MS office programs
  • Pass a background check

Home Bound Book Delivery

Nature of Work: Pick up, deliver, and return library materials for homebound patrons unable to access the library

Volunteers will work with the Assistant Director as needed to provide materials suitable to their patrons’ interests.  Volunteers will be responsible for delivery and return of library materials, using their own private means of transportation to the homebound patrons’ home or facility

Ages: 18 and older
Supervisor: Angela Schneider
Shifts: Flexible; at least once a month

Essential Job Functions:

  • Pick up and deliver library materials to a home bound individual
  • Be receptive of the patron’s communication in regard to their library needs
  • Keep the patron’s reading choices confidential
  • Relay specific titles or genre requests to library staff for the patron
  • Keep track of volunteer hours
  • Discuss any isssues with the program or patron with the Library Coordinator
  • Notify the coordinator upon leaving the program

Requirements of Work:

  • Provide a copy of your Driver’s License in good standing
  • Have and provide proof of auto insurance every six months
  • Sign a liability waiver
  • Pass a background check

Training Provided: The Library Coordinator or library representative will meet with both the homebound patron and the volunteer as part of the orientation process.  Formas and expectations will be gone over during the initial meeting.  Ongoing instruction will be provided as needed by the Library Coordinator.

Interior Plant Care

Nature of Work: Care for plants inside the Library
Ages: Completed grade six and up
Supervisor: Ashley Thiem-Menning
Shifts: Flexible

Essential Job Functions:

  • Water plants inside the Library
  • Prune plants inside the Library (when necessary)

Requirements of Work:

  • The ability to carry a watering can
  • The ability to reach high and low
  • General knowledge of plant care
  • The ability to lift over 10 lbs
  • The ability to kneel
  • Pass a background check
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