Alhambra Civic Center Library

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Volunteering

BECOME A VOLUNTEER!

  • All Library Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age.
  • All applicants must complete a volunteer application.  Please note that effective July 2015, all volunteers must be fingerprinted at the Alhambra Police Department, in accordance with city regulations. 

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Summer Reading Program Volunteer

Volunteers will help register adults, teens, and children for the summer reading program by recording reading reports and distributing incentives.

Time Commitment: Minimum of two hours per week for 8 weeks

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age is 14
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • Bilingual desired, but not required
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good work habits (punctual, able to follow directions, dependable, etc.)

Training: Those who apply and are accepted will be required to attend a mandatory 30-minute training session in Ruth C. Reese Hall.    

 

Tech Tutor Volunteer

Volunteers work with patrons one-on-one to answer questions about basic computing, using Library technology, setting up e-mail or social media accounts, etc.

Time Commitment: Minimum of two hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age is 16
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • Bilingual desired, but not required
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good understanding of basic computer software including Microsoft Office suite, webmail, Facebook, etc. and hardware such as printers/copy machines, e-reader devices, tablets, etc.
  • Ability to instruct and demonstrate use of technology
  • Good work habits (punctual, able to follow directions, dependable, etc.)

Training: Those who apply and are accepted will receive training at the 2nd floor Reference desk, by appointment. 

 

Friends Foundation Bookstore Volunteer

Volunteers price books, stock bookstore shelves, staff the bookstore cashier’s desk, assist customers with sales, and staff special bookstore events/sales.

Time Commitment: Minimum of two hours per week

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age is 18
  • Basic math & computer skills
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in English
  • Bilingual desired but not required
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good work habits (punctual, able to follow directions, dependable, etc.)

Training: Those who apply and are accepted will receive on the job training with the Volunteer Coordinator, by appointment. 

For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Perez at (626) 570-5008 ext. 5651