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Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love the library? Don't know what to do with your valuable extra time? Come volunteer at the library! There are a number of activities and locations to volunteer at the Pueblo City-County Library District. Everything from working with books and materials, community relations, marketing and special events, InfoZone News Museum, archives, youth activities, HR, finance, facilities and much, much more! Download your volunteer application and turn it in today. Teen volunteers are welcome also! For specific inquiries, please call Human Resources at (719) 553-0227.
 
 
Volunteer Benefits
  • Create a sense of community spirit and pride.
  • Help to preserve the history of the Pueblo area.
  • Enrich your knowledge; and the knowledge of each person who visits the library.
  • Get to meet new people and interact with staff and patrons in a healthy work environment.
  • Letter of recognition to employer and/or school.
  • Special library recognition program and awards banquet.
  • Specialized training oportunities.
  • Flexible schedules available.
Technology Tutor Volunteer Opportunity If you enjoy helping others learn basic technology skills, we have a fantastic volunteer opportunity for you! Click here to learn more details! An adult volunteer application form (see below) will be required.
 
Homebound Services
Bring the library to those who are unable to visit. Would you like to know more? Contact Homebound Services at 719-553-0233 or homebound@pueblolibrary.org
 
PCCLD has a special Volunteer opportunity for Preschool Storyreaders!
The Library District is searching for 5 – 10 Volunteers who feel comfortable promoting the major objectives of the Preschool Storyreader Program, which are:
• To provide opportunities for children to experience the joy of reading and to develop a love of books.
• To promote the use of the Pueblo City-County Library District among preschoolers and their families.
• To develop pre-reading skills among Pueblo’s children.
 
The Preschool Storyreader Volunteers will:
  • Visit and read to a preschool classroom for approximately 30 minutes once per month.
  • Pick up the storytime books from one of the PCCLD libraries.
  •  Prepare for storytime by practicing reading the books and singing songs.
  •  Read the stories and discuss the books with the children.
  • Discuss books and share read-aloud techniques with teachers.
  • Promote library services and library card registration to children and their families.
Time Required
Because the program serves preschool classrooms, almost all volunteer opportunities are for weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm.
 
The volunteer commitments include:
Observe Preschool ST at library 30 minutes one time
Training session and orientation 2 hours one time
Pick up and return book sets 10-20 minutes once a month
Preparing for each storytime 30 minutes once a month
Visiting and reading at classroom Around 30 minutes Depends on preschool
Travel time to and fro from classroom 15-20 minutes Depends on preschool
 
Qualifications
Volunteers for the Preschool Storyreader Program should have:
  •  A love of books and the library.
  •  A respect for children as unique, important individuals.
  •  A desire to help children learn about themselves and the world.
  •  A sensitivity to economically disadvantaged children and their families.
  •  Reliable mode of transportation.
  •  Must be 18 years old or older to volunteer.

Training
A training and orientation program will be provided in September, 2019 and the Preschool Storyreader Program will begin in October, 2019!
If you would like to become a Volunteer in the Preschool Storyreader Program, please complete an Adult Volunteer Application and forward to Kristin McLaren at kristin.mclaren@pueblolibrary.org.
 
 
Volunteer Application Please complete and return a volunteer application to any library location. Otherwise send the application to Volunteer Coordinator, C/O Pueblo City-County Library District, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, CO 81004.