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Get Involved: Boulder Public Library

Become part of an enthusiastic community that shares your passion. Volunteers are critical in all parts of the Boulder Library Boulder. Volunteer today!

BoulderReads Literacy Tutor


Description:

Partner with an English language learner for three hours per week to help them advance in their literacy skills. Adult Literacy Tutors must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • Be comfortable reading and writing, speaking and listening in English;
  • Complete the BoulderReads tutor training;
  • Commit to 3 hours of tutoring a week for at least 6 months;
  • Maintain regular contact with learners and BoulderReads staff;
  • Meet learners at library branches or another public locations; and
  • Be proficient with email, basic software and web-based electronic resources.
Time Commitment:

Commit to 3 hours of tutoring a week for at least 6 months.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Karen Bowen, bowenk@boulderlibrary.org, (303) 441-3192 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Community Service


Description:

We occasionally have opportunities available for those who must complete court-ordered community service as a result of minor offenses. Work generally involves cleaning and straightening books, and occasional special projects. Please submit a volunteer application and we will contact you when an opportunity is available.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Kate Kelsch, kelschk@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-3114 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Computer Science Education


Description:

Support coding and computer literacy in your local community! Join us by volunteering for Computer Science Education (CSED) Week Dec. 3-9, 2019.

Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the event – from technical troubleshooting, set up and take down, social media and photography. Whether you are a coding guru or have never touched a computer, we would love to have you on our volunteer team!


Conversations in English Volunteer


Description:

Conversations in English is not currently accepting volunteer applications.

Conversations in English (CIE) volunteers provide English learners with opportunities to practice their speaking and listening skills in a friendly and informal environment.


Donations and Used Book Store Helper


Description:

Do you love of books, movies or music? Do you enjoy organizing and straightening books and materials? We have a volunteer role for you! Help sort donations from the community and make them accessible to the public in our Used Book Store. The core tasks of this volunteer role include: emptying the donations room; sorting and categorizing donated books and materials into appropriate categories (genre); stocking and tidying the Used Bookstore.

Skills and experience required include: love of books, movies or music and familiarity with a variety of genres; interest in organizing books and keeping a bookstore stocked and presentable; reliable and able to set a regular time commitment; and able to grasp and move many books on and off shelves.

Time Commitment:

Two hours per week for at least 3 months.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Kate Kelsch, kelschk@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-3114 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Drop In Tech Coach


Description:

Help adult patrons one-on-one in an informal drop-in setting with questions about digital library services such as e-books; basic functions of smartphones, tablets, and MS Windows- and Macintosh-based personal computers; and basic questions about the Internet, common software applications such as MS Office applications like Word and Excel and Adobe products, and common social media platforms like Facebook. Also, assist patrons to access and use pre-selected resources for learning basic computer skills on their own.

Training sessions are currently scheduled for Nov. 19 and Dec. 10 from 5-7 p.m.
View training dates in the Calendar and sign up to train with us! Note that other training dates can be arranged to suit your schedule.

Time Commitment:

Minimum commitment of one hour per month for six months.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Terzah Becker, beckert@boulderlibrary.org, (303) 441-3100 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Homebound Partner Volunteer


Description:

Homebound volunteers play a critical role in ensuring that materials are provided in a timely manner to community members who are unable to visit the library due to extended illness, health condition or disability. Volunteers are matched up with a Homebound patron. The core of the volunteer role involves selecting and delivering books to homebound patron on a regular basis (to be determined by the volunteer and the patron). 

Time Commitment:

Minimum two hours a week for at least six months.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Kate Kelsch, kelschk@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-3114 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Program and Events Volunteer


Description:

The Boulder Public Library hosts numerous events and programs throughout the year. They would not be possible without volunteer support. Join our volunteer team and work with a wide diversity of people and programs (e.g. Summer of Discovery Programs, Family Play Festival, Jaipur Literature Festival and Adultology programs such as flower arranging and persevering foods). Programs and events are for all ages and many are geared specifically towards families with children. The majority are held during the evenings and on weekends. 

Volunteers duties regularly include setting up for the program/event, greeting participants and/or checking them in, assisting with activities, monitoring the door and space, and cleaning up after the program/event. 

Join us and become a core be part of the fun!

Ready to get involved?

Contact Kate Kelsch, kelschk@bouldercolorado.gov, (303) 441-3114 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Teen Advisory Board - Boulder


Description:

Boulder Teen Advisory Board (B-TAB) is a group of local teens that meet on the third Wednesday of every month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at the Boulder Public Library Main location. Members will share ideas and opinions, brainstorm, and help plan events designed for their age group. This group will also learn about upcoming events, provide feedback, and learn of other volunteer opportunities at the library in a laid back, welcoming environment. B-TAB is a great way to earn community service hours, become active in your community, and meet other teens. 

If you are in grades 6-12, you can be a Boulder Teen Advisory Board member! Applications are accepted throughout the school year. B-TAB does not meet during June or July. 

Ready to get involved?

Contact Leanne Slater, SlaterL@boulderlibrary.org, (303) 441-3100 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Teen Advisory Board - Meadows


Description:

Meadows Teen Advisory Board (M-TAB) is a group of local teens that meet on the third Friday of every month from 4 – 5 p.m. at the Meadows Branch Library. Members will share ideas and opinions, brainstorm, and help plan events designed for their age group. This group will also learn about upcoming events, provide feedback, and learn of other volunteer opportunities at the library in a laid back, welcoming environment. M-TAB is a great way to earn community service hours, become active in your community, and meet other teens. 

If you are in grades 6-12, you can be a Meadows Teen Advisory Board member! Applications are accepted throughout the school year. M-TAB does not meet during June or July. 

Ready to get involved?

Contact Julianne Ingram, ingramj@boulderlibrary.org, (303) 441-3100 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Teen Advisory Board - Reynolds


Description:

Reynolds Teen Advisory Board (R-TAB) is a group of local teens that meet on the third Thursday of every month from 4 – 5:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Branch Library. Members will share ideas and opinions, brainstorm, and help plan events designed for their age group. This group will also learn about upcoming events, provide feedback, and learn of other volunteer opportunities at the library in a laid back, welcoming environment. R-TAB is a great way to earn community service hours, become active in your community, and meet other teens. 

If you are in grades 6-12, you can be a Reynolds Teen Advisory Board member! Applications are accepted throughout the school year. R-TAB does not meet during June or July. 

Ready to get involved?

Contact Julianne Ingram, ingramj@boulderlibrary.org, (303) 441-3100 or apply online to become a volunteer.


Youth Maker Hangout Volunteer


Description:

Support kids ages 7 to 14 years old learning how to code in Scratch, Bitsbox, Cubelets, CAD modeling, Python, and/or BiBli robots. Boulder Public Library's Youth Maker Hangout allows kids to explore and learn at their own pace. Volunteers help get kids set up with computer and programs, answer questions, ask questions to have kids demonstrate their work, and encourage coding skill development with positive support. Skills desired include:  tech savvy, have coding experience, are excited to support kids in learning coding, and flexible (these are learner-driven sessions), this may be the volunteer opportunity for you!

Time Commitment:

Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:30 pm (ideally starting at 3:30 pm to help with set up) at the Main Library from September through May, following BVSD schedule for breaks.  Minimum commitment of 90 minutes per month for 4 months.

Ready to get involved?

Contact Kathy Lane, lanek@boulderlibrary.org, (303) 441-3196 or apply online to become a volunteer.


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