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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.

Documents:

BoulderReads Tutor Application

Ready to get involved?

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


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Drop-In Tech Help Coach


Description:

Volunteers will provide one-on-one in-person help to adult patrons with questions about online library resources and broader technology questions. For more details, please see the application.

Time Commitment:

Volunteers will work one Saturday each month for two hours, either 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Meadows Branch Library or 1-3 p.m. at the Main Library. Ideally, we are looking for a six-month commitment. Our main need currently is for volunteers for the Meadows Branch Library.

Documents:

Drop-In Tech Help Coach Application

Ready to get involved?

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


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Programs and Events Volunteer


Description:

Help at the annual Family Play Festival in April. Make a difference in your community by supporting early childhood literacy! The festival features games and activities for caregivers and young children from birth to age 5.

Work alongside other volunteers to welcome families, provide basic instruction for activities, tidy and restock activity centers, distribute prizes, and help clean up after the event.

For more information and, if interested, please see and fill out the application.

Time Commitment:

Shifts are 3.5 hours. Volunteers may choose to help for one or more days on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Dates still being finalized.

Documents:

Family Play Festival 2022 Volunteer Application

Ready to get involved?

Contact Christine Burke, burkec1@bouldercolorado.gov, or apply online to become a volunteer.


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Used Bookstore and Donations Helper


Description:

Do you have a strong knowledge of literature, music, and/or movies and have the ability to organize them into genres groupings? Do you enjoy organizing and straightening materials? We have two possible volunteer role for you: 1) help sort and organize CD donations and/or 2) help sort and organize books and DVDs from the community and make them accessible to the public in our Paper & Spine Used Bookstore. The core tasks of this volunteer role include: emptying the donations room; sorting and categorizing books, CDs and/or DVDS into appropriate genre categories; and stocking and tidying the Paper & Spine Used Bookstore.

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

Posted only until volunteer slots are filled.

Time Commitment:

Minimum of two hours per week for at least 6 months.

Documents:

Paper & Spine Used Bookstore - Music CD Organizer Volunteer Application

Paper & Spine Used Bookstore - Books and Other Materials Organizer Volunteer Application


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Youth Services Support


Description:

Children's Area Toy Disinfecting Volunteers

Help us keep the community toys in the Children's Area at Main Library clean and safe to use for families that visit the library! The Children's Area is a very hands-on space, with young children climbing on, crawling over, and handling many toys and surfaces.

Children's Area Toy Disinfecting Volunteers will play a key role in keeping the shared community toys clean and sanitized to help lower the risk of spreading germs across our community. If interested, please fill out the application linked below!

Time Commitment:

One 30 minute-1hour shift per week for at least two months—January until March.

Documents:

Children's Area Toy Disinfecting Volunteer Application

Ready to get involved?

Contact Christine Burke, burkec1@bouldercolorado.gov, or apply online to become a volunteer.


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