a library run by volunteers
The Marine Community Library depends on volunteers to make programs and services available. Currently over 60 volunteers are doing their part to keep the library doors open and the many library programs running smoothly.
The Marine Library Association organizes all volunteer efforts. There are two types of volunteers for the library: people who staff the library and volunteers for the activities and support of the library and MarLA.
The library is open 18 hours a week, with six volunteer shifts of three hours each. Our goal is to have two volunteers staff each three hour shift. A lead volunteer is responsible for opening and closing and serves as a liaison when technical problems arise. Other tasks are shared between the two volunteers.
Volunteer responsibilities include: checking in and shelving returned items, checking out materials, light cleaning at the end of the shift, answering questions, and providing help with software and the catalog.
Each volunteer attends an initial training session, and all volunteers are encouraged to take part in periodic update training
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Other opportunities include assisting with adult or children’s programs and events, fundraising, serving on the board, community education, storytimes, book clubs, and more. Visit the MarLA page for more information, or email email@example.com.
Volunteer shifts are coordinated through signupgenius.com.
For library staffing shifts, a monthly email is sent to all volunteers inviting them to sign up for shifts in the upcoming month. Volunteers will also receive email messages for other volunteer opportunities, such as assisting with library programs.
Volunteers – please review this MCL Health Screening Checklist before your shift at the library. If you have any of the symptoms listed, call Loralee DiLorenzo or Mary Burke to let them know, and please do not fulfill your shift.
Sue Logan – Lead Coordinator
To contact the volunteer coordinators, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org