Volunteer Opportunity Details

Summer Reading Leader

Multnomah County Library

Volunteer Services

205 NE Russell St., Portland, 0 97212

Start Date: 06/01/2018

End Date: 08/31/2018

Multnomah County Library's Summer Reading is not only a reading incentive program, but the library’s largest teen engagement program. Summer Reading Leaders work closely with teen volunteers to give them a positive learning experience at our neighborhood libraries. A leader's primary role is to assist with volunteer coordination and to be a welcoming, supportive presence to our teen volunteers. We are currently recruiting a leader for North Portland Library. This is a great summer opportunity for a teen or adult! Here is more information and next steps. Questions? Contact Volunteer Services at libvols@multcolib.org or 503.988.5731. THE BASICS - Stock, organize and maintain the SR station - Train and mentor volunteers to do tasks related to SR including registration, prize distribution and record-keeping - Cover shifts missed by volunteers - Contact and schedule volunteers to work open shifts - Assist with data entry and other tasks as needed SPECIAL SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS - Minimum age: junior year in high school or older - Motivated, proactive and able to work independently; responsible and dependable - Excellent organizational and time management skills - Excellent communication and customer service skills - Ability to coach and mentor teens from diverse backgrounds - Criminal check for those over 18; reference check if under 18 TIME COMMITMENT, TRAINING & OTHER INFO - Commit 6-12 hours per week on a regular schedule - Volunteer from as early as mid-May through early September - Volunteer most of the summer (gone no more than a couple of weeks) BENEFITS Gain experience and skills working with children and teens Gain experience in teen volunteer engagement at a public library Learn more about library services and youth programs Work with experienced library staff Gain satisfaction from your work to encourage and support teens INTERESTED? Please complete an online volunteer application: either a youth application (under 18 years) or an adult application (18 years and over). Indicate your interest in the Summer Reading Leader Questions? Contact Volunteer Services at libvols@multcolib.org or 503.988.5731.

Contact Info

Bess Piñón, libvols@multcolib.org, 503.988.5731

Registration details: https://multcolib.org/volunteer