The Library relies on many volunteers to keep it operating: both teens and adults. The staff and the community appreciate all the care and attention our volunteers give the Library. Volunteers are needed seven days a week when the Library is open to the public. Teens can gain valuable job skills while making a difference in the community! Students are eligible to earn community service credit.
There are many ways to volunteer for the Simi Valley Public Library that align with varying interests and schedules. Please see below for volunteer position descriptions.
The main way for teens to earn volunteer/community service hours is to join the Teen Advisory Group (TAG). TAG is a group comprised of only teens, which meets monthly and comes up with new and fun teen programming for the Library. Teens get volunteer hours by attending meetings and planning and attending events. Check out more information about TAG here.
Library Volunteer – Teen and Adult Volunteers
Teen and adult volunteers assist Library staff with a variety of functions. Duties may include: straightening books, shelving materials, or working on special projects as needed. This position requires flexibility and open mindedness, as tasks may change week to week.
We need volunteers that are friendly, have a high level of attention to detail and can work with minimal supervision. Training will be provided. Time commitment: once per week for two hours for at least four months. Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 14 (high school student). Must attend one training session.
Computer Helper – Teen and Adult Volunteers
Computer Helpers assist adult patrons with computer issues such as signing onto the Library’s computers, using Word and Excel, and printing and copying documents.
We need volunteers that are friendly, comfortable interacting with adults, able to give instruction clearly and patiently, have excellent computer knowledge, and can work with minimal supervision. Training on Library’s equipment will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours for at least four months. Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 16.
Homework Helpers assist elementary school children with their homework (English, math, social studies, reading, etc.). We need volunteers that are comfortable interacting with children, can give instruction clearly and patiently in at least two subject areas, and can work with minimal supervision. Must be taking at least one Honors, IB, or AP class.
Training will be provided. Time commitment: once a week for two hours on either Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and school breaks) for at least four months during the school year. Minimum age to volunteer for this position is 14 (high school student). Must be taking at least one Honors, AP or IB class.
Please contact the library at [email protected] for information about available volunteer positions.
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