Circulation Desk Volunteer / Circulation Desk Emergency Substitute

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Lewes Public Library. Please read the following volunteer position description. If you are interested in this position, please download and complete an application for Volunteer Service or pick up one at the Library’s Circulation Desk. You then will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator and/or appropriate staff supervisor.

PLEASE NOTE: New volunteers are brought in on an as needed basis. Volunteer opportunities arise when there is turnover and/or new programming. When you submit an application, we hold onto your information and notify you when there is a training scheduled for any new openings. There may be a significant lag in the time from when you express interest in volunteering to when we need a new volunteer.

Primary Responsibilities: Checking in and checking out Library materials, shelving, shelf reading, responding to patron requests, occasional folding and cutting, and other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: A regularly scheduled two hour shift per week. Shifts are available in the morning, afternoon, and evening. There are no evening shifts on Saturday.
Volunteers also are needed as emergency substitutes to fill in for regularly scheduled volunteers.

Requirements: Bending, stretching, walking, pushing book-filled carts (about 10 pounds), lifting and carrying stacks of books (at least 5 pounds), reading, writing, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency, ease with computers, friendly, flexible, and reliable.
Emergency Substitutes must be willing to volunteer on short notice.

Supervision: Volunteer Coordinator

New volunteers are required to attend a three-hour volunteer training session and participate in on-the-job training with staff and experienced volunteers.

To learn more about volunteer opportunities please contact Tracey Dietz, Volunteer Coordinator, at (302) 645-2733 or email.

Teens who are interested in volunteering should contact Emily Ellinger, Teen Services Librarian, at (302) 645-2733 or email.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Library.