Richland Library’s Mission: We help our customers learn, create and share. Our vision is to enhance the quality of life for our entire community. To be successful, we rely on the effort and commitment of our volunteers. They are an important resource and their accomplishments make significant contributions to the Library. Last year, 588 volunteers contributed over 18,000 hours of service.
Adult Volunteer Vacancies:
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE ASSISTANT – BALLENTINE
Work with staff pulling holds for customers, shelving books, assisting with programing, and other duties to support library staff. Seeking volunteers 9:00-11:00 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays; and 2:00-4:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
BOOKS TO YOU ASSISTANT
Some of our senior customers reside in facilities or are homebound and unable to visit the library. Our Books to You volunteers provide monthly deliveries to these customers. They provide socialization opportunities, and pick-up and delivery of books once a month. Volunteers are needed for:
Forest Pines (29204) - 4th Tuesday
TUTORS FOR ELEMENTARY ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE STUDENTS
This program has partnerships program with churches in town and helps elementary school students with homework and reading readiness.
Methodist Church (9500 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223) – Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. and/or 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Washington Street Methodist Church (1401 Washington Street, Columbia, SC 29201) -Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Beulah Baptist Church (9487 Garners Ferry Road, Hopkins, SC 29061) Thursdays 4:30-5:30 p.m.
SPANISH COMPUTER CLASS - WINDSOR METHODIST CHURCH
Volunteers with a knowledge of Spanish are needed to assist with a basic computer class. Volunteers need not be fluent, but able to assist customers in navigating during the computer class. Classes are taught at Windsor Methodist Church (9500 Windsor Lake Blvd, Columbia, SC 29223) Tuesdays 12:15-1:30 p.m.
RICHLAND LIBRARY FRIENDS AND FOUNDATION BOOK SALE VOLUNTEER
The Richland Library Friends and Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, governed by a Board of Trustees, whose mission is to support Richland Library by raising awareness and financial support. Volunteers assist with the book sales on Wednesday 5:00-7:00 p.m. and Thursday 9:30-2:00 (volunteers typically work in two hour shifts) sorting and shelving donated books and materials and operating quarterly book sales.
Youth Volunteer Vacancies:
TEEN ADVISORY BOARD
The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to plan programs, perform service projects and have fun! Meetings typically occur on Saturdays. Members should be in high school.
TWEEN ADVISORY Group
The Teen Advisory Board meets once a month to plan programs, perform service projects and have fun! Meetings typically occur on Saturdays. Members should be in middle school. Program available at select locations.
Apply online at http://www.richlandlibrary.com/volunteer-application-adults
For more information about volunteering call 929-3436 or visit http://www.richlandlibrary.com/donate-or-volunteer