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2015 Summer Reading Club volunteer application packets can be picked up from Monday, March 30, 2015 until Sunday, April 12, 2015 at the branch where you want to work.  The number of packets are limited as are the number of volunteers needed.  Apply early!


Interested in Volunteering for the Summer Reading Club?

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The BCPLs' Summer Reading Club volunteers are outgoing, friendly and professional young adults who are entering grades 7 through 10.


Primary duties are to...

  • Promote the Summer Reading club to parents and children and encourage them to register.

  • Assist children with online registration.

  • Give children a starter package after they have registered.

  • Award stickers for completed activities for preschool and school age children.

  • Award completion prize to preschool and school age children.

  • Assist children with crafts and maintain the craft table.

  • Perform other duties as time permits such as assembling Summer Reading packets, straightening shelves, or putting books out on display.


Volunteers must...

  • Be entering grade 7 through 10 in the fall.

  • Demonstrate adequate verbal and written communication skills, be able to follow directions, and have knowledge of basic computer skills.  Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must.

  • Be able to work at least 5 of the 8 weeks of the Summer Reading Club.  A minimum of 10 hours must be worked to receive credit for Service Learning hours.

  • Be able to volunteer for consistent dates and times in 1.5 to 2 hour shifts at least once per week based on a branch-assigned schedule.  Drop-in volunteering is not available.

  • Attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Volunteer Orientation meeting with a parent or guardian before volunteering starts.

  • Attend the branch's Summer Reading Club Training session before volunteering starts.

  • Agree to follow the Summer Reading Club Volunteer rules and guidelines.


A Summer Reading Club volunteer is expected to...

  • Offer courteous, prompt and efficient service to children of all ages and to their parents.

  • Be dependable.

  • Cooperate with all staff members and the public.


How to apply:


From Monday, March 30, 2015 until Sunday, April 12, 2015 visit the branch where you want to work and get a volunteer application packet.  Applications must be turned in by Sunday, April 12, 2015 by 5 p.m.  Only applicants selected for this year's volunteer team will be notified by the branch.  Branches have a limited number of available positions and they fill quickly.  Apply early!




Last revised: March 16, 2015