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StoryLine Volunteer

Position Description: 

Children love hearing stories, but not every child has someone to read to them. By volunteering your time and talent you will bring more than a good story to the listener, you can give them encouragement and brighten their day! StoryLine Volunteers read and record stories on a phone line that anyone in the public can call to enjoy the very important learning experience of being read to aloud and reading in general.

Length of Commitment: 
1 month minimum
Time Involvement: 
4 hours per month
Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age
Ability to read English or Spanish with fluency, enthusiasm and animation at an 8th grade level.
Self-motivated and ability to work independently
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions directions accurately
Interest in children’s stories; knowledge of picture books helpful
Select children’s books to read aloud and record
Practice reading selection prior to recording
Using a telephone, record one story at a time to create a bank of stories to be reviewed and activated by Youth Services Staff
Keep a list of stories used
Orientation to the library including all applicable policies and procedures.
Individual or small group training with Youth Services Staff to learn location of children’s materials and the StoryLine recording process.