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Volunteers

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Thank you for your interest and consideration in becoming a volunteer at the Palm Springs Public Library.

Volunteers are an important aspect of the success of today’s Library. Generous individuals, such as you, donate their time and talents to the Library to enhance the quality of the library services offered to the community.

Volunteers provide a vital link between the library and the community, both by informing the community about the services the library has to offer and by bringing valuable input to the library planning process.

Volunteers supplement, but do not supplant library staff; volunteers complement but do not replace staff. With today’s economic challenges volunteers are needed as never before and are key in supplementing staffing needs.

LIBRARY VOLUNTEERS:

The Palm Springs Public Library accepts volunteer applications from willing and enthusiastic people who enjoy interacting with the public. We ask that our volunteers serve a minimum of 4 hours per week and are willing to commit to a flexible but set schedule per week.

Expertise in areas that we list in our volunteer opportunities/job descriptions is helpful but not essential. Every effort is made to make a match with every volunteer’s skills, abilities and interests with the needs of the Library.

All volunteers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and will be required to:

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Submit references
  • Be interviewed by Library staff
  • Submit to livescan fingerprinting
  • Attend an initial orientation session and an annual meeting
  • On-the-job training
  • Work assigned hours
  • Complete monthly time sheets

Other requirements and information may be needed, as noted in the application and in accordance with the City of Palm Springs and the Library; applicants will be notified at the time of the interview if anything further is needed.

For scheduling purposes a minimum commitment of 4 months per year, 4 hours per week for 2 hours at a time is required.

Please see the volunteer job descriptions below for applications. A volunteer application must be completed and submitted in-person at the Library for consideration. Applications can be found at the Library’s Information Desk (ask to speak to a librarian) and below.

JOB DESCRIPTIONS:

The Library recruits volunteers to fill the following Volunteer Opportunities:

Click on a job title above to read the job description and requirements, and to print out an application.