Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Glendora Public Library. Volunteers are a vital part of our Library. We have a variety of positions for a (variety) of ages and skills. The needs of the Library vary from time to time.
PLEASE NOTE: The Glendora Public Library does not accommodate court/attorney appointed community services hours.
When we receive your application, you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss your selected area of interest. If there is a need in that area, then an interview will be scheduled.
Volunteer Opportunities for 18 Years and Older
Adult Literacy Tutor
Description: Adult Literacy volunteers help an adult learn to read or read at a higher level. All volunteers are required to attend a tutor training before being assigned to a leaner. The Literacy Coordinator provides the tutoring materials you needed. Tutoring pairs meet in the Glendora Public Library at either literacy study carrels or in a library study room (if available).
Commitment: 1.5 to 2 hours of tutoring per week, as well as planning time, for a minimum of six months.
Ideal for: Adults who want to pass on their love of reading to another adult, and help change a life.
Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years of age, no maximum age. Must be able to speak, read, and write English.
Skills: Patience, dependability, compassion, flexibility, planning. No previous teaching experience is required.
Questions/Contact: Please contact Gaetano Abbondanza 626-852-4832 or Mary Pat Dodson, Adult Literacy Coordinator 626-852-4872.
Friends Book Loft
Description: The GPL Friends Foundation operates a used bookstore on the second floor of the library. Volunteers help sort through donated books, prepare items for sale and staff the Bookstore during open library hours.
Commitment: A minimum of three months. Four and a-half to three and a-half hours per week depending on shift.
Ideal for: Adults who enjoy interacting with the public in a bookstore setting.
Skills: Have knowledge of different book genre and know how to make change.
Description: Assist with children and teen activities during the year which include Storytimes, Stay and Play, Special Programs and Events and may help shelve library materials. Volunteers assigned to the Children’s Room are required to be fingerprinted and have a background check. This will be arranged for you at no cost.
Commitment: Varies depending your schedule. A minimum of six months. One to two hours per week.
Ideal for: Adults (18 or older) who enjoy interacting with infants, children, teens and young adults.
Skills: Reliable, personable, friendly, have good balance, coordination and enjoy working with young children.
Description: There is a separate application process for the Summer Reading Club Youth Volunteer. Applications are available in early April of each year. Will assist children and their families in recording their hours read during the Summer Reading Club, shelve and assist library staff with various duties throughout the summer.
Commitment: May, June and July only. Three months. One to two hours per week.
Ideal for: Youth ages 10 to 18 years who enjoy interacting with infants, children. (Must be 10 prior to the beginning of Summer Reading Club).
Skills: Ability to follow directions and assist with a variety of jobs. Reliable, personable, friendly and have a love of books and reading.
Description: Share your expertise assisting the public with computer related questions and problem solving. The computers are located on the main floor of the Glendora Public Library near the Information Desk.
Commitment: A two hour shift, one day a week, for a minimum of three months.
Ideal for: Anyone in high school or college who has knowledge of computers and is comfortable assisting adults, teens and children.
Skills: Problem solving knowledge of computers; the ability to assist customers while maintaining a patient, positive attitude. Familiarity with basic computer programs and functions (Microsoft Office, email, document transfer) is helpful.