Volunteers

We welcome volunteers of all ages, starting at 13 years old. Volunteers are taken on a first serve basis with the approval of the Library’s Volunteer Coordinator. The Coordinator will conduct an interview before work starts and come to a mutually agreed upon work schedule.
PLEASE NOTE: THE LIBRARY DOES NOT ACCEPT COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS.

VOLUNTEER POLICY

(Revised July 2015)

1.         Volunteers are a vital adjunct to the functioning of Meriden Public Library.

2.         People of all ages, beginning at age 13, are welcome to volunteer at Meriden Public Library.

3.         All volunteer prospects will be screened by means of an applicant fact sheet, personal interview with the Volunteer coordinator and a reference check.

4.         Volunteers develop a regular, mutually agreed upon work schedule with the Library’s Volunteer Coordinator.

5.         Volunteers will at all times serve as “community representatives” for the Library and will comport themselves as such. Failure to maintain         professional behavior will result in the termination of the volunteer from service at the Meriden Public Library.

6.         Each volunteer will wear a badge identifying him/her self as such.

7.         Volunteers will sign “in” when they report for their assignment, and sign “out” when they leave the building. This will accomplish two purposes:

a. Volunteer hours will be documented for future information gathering

b. Volunteer security will be maintained in case of a building emergency

9.         Volunteers perform vital behind-the-scene tasks that help to keep the Library functioning.

PLEASE NOTE: THE LIBRARY DOES NOT ACCEPT COURT ORDERED COMMUNITY SERVICE VOLUNTEERS.

Meriden Public Library volunteer application Jan 2013(PDF)

Meriden Public Library 105 Miller Street, Meriden, CT 06450 Main Number 203.238.2344 Fax 203.238.3647