Transit Volunteer

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: Assisting staff in processing the transit delivery including unpacking bags, sorting materials, scanning materials, writing hold slips, shelving items, and notifying patrons of item availability. May have other duties as assigned.

Time Commitment: One two-hour shift per week, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Length of shift depends on how much transit the Library receives – the shift may not last until 12:00 or additional time may be needed to process a large delivery.

Requirements: Bending, stretching, walking, lifting boxes of books (at least 20 pounds), pushing book-filled carts (about 10 pounds), carrying stacks of books (at least 5 pounds), reading, writing, ease with computers, attention to detail, accuracy and consistency, friendly, flexible, and reliable.

Supervision: Volunteer Coordinator

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.