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Volunteers must be Age 14 and up

Interns
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First Search IconThe Brentwood Library offers unpaid internships for college undergraduates and graduate students. Our internships are a partnership between the library staff and the student. The intern completes a short-term project while being mentored and guided by library staff. Available internships change each term.
The time commitment varies by project but is generally 10-15 hours per week. All interested students should begin by submitting an online application.

Clean Team
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Hand checking cleanlinessDo you have a passion for clean spaces? Help us keep our library materials in tip-top shape! Volunteers on the Clean Team work throughout the public areas of the library to ensure that shelves, displays, and library materials are neat and orderly and that all materials are in good condition. Duties include dusting shelves, cleaning media discs & cases, sprucing up displays, and pulling materials needing repair.
Time Commitment: One 1-hour or one 2-hour scheduled shift per week for 3+ months.

Book Search
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Pick List Volunteer IconDo you love to search the library’s shelves? Book search volunteers search the shelves for a list of specific items, collect those items on a cart, and deliver the cart to Circulation staff members.
Time Commitment: One 1-hour scheduled shift per week, for 4+ months.


Special Events
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Special Events Volunteer IconDo you want to volunteer occasionally, but you don't want to make a long-term volunteer commitment? No problem! The library often needs a helping hand at special events like the chess tournament, teen programs, children's events, the Easter egg hunt, morning with Santa, and more! If you'd like us to get in touch with you when help is needed for special events, choose this option.

Restocking Ace
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ShelvingHave you ever wondered which library books are most popular? Do you like to know what’s new and interesting or older and classic? Shelve recently returned books and find out! Volunteers in circulation and in the Children’s Department assist the library staff in efficiently and accurately shelving all sorts of books and library materials. Qualifications: Able to arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order; able to push, bend, and lift; attention to detail; able to work independently. This work can be quite physical and may not be recommended for those with back, knee, or neck problems.
Time commitment: One 2-hour scheduled shift per week for 4+ months.

Relocation Technician
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book stacksAre you looking for a workout while you volunteer? Our Relocation technician volunteers move and rearrange library materials to ensure easy access for library members and adequate space for future collection growth. Qualifications: Able to arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order; able to push, bend, and lift; attention to detail; able to work independently. This is very physical work and is not recommended for those with back, knee, or neck problems.
Time commitment: One 2-hour scheduled shift per week for 3+ months.


Sequence Specialist
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call numbersPut your OCD tendencies to work for us! We’ll teach you exactly how everything in the library should be shelved; you make sure the materials on the shelves are in perfect order. Qualifications: Able to read 12 pt. font for extended periods; able to arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order; exceptional attention to detail.
Time commitment: One 1-hour or one 2-hour shift per week for 4+ months.

 

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Volunteer Coordinator
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Susan Cain

 

 

Susan Cain
Library Volunteer Coordinator
615-371-0090 Ext. 8860
susan.cain@brentwoodtn.gov

Susan has worked in circulation for the last 4 1/2 years, so if you have any questions at all about shelving or pick lists, she’s your gal. In the past, she has also been a bank teller, an independent consultant, an administrative assistant, and a stay-at-home mom. Susan has a Bachelor's in English and a Master's of Education in Literacy, making her one of our local grammar cops. Susan is from a family of avid readers. She was born & raised in West TN, though she lived for about 20 years in Ohio. Her family has always been very involved with libraries. Her grandmother was a head librarian, and her father was on the library board for many years. She worked in her college library. We are excited to see what Susan has in store for our Volunteer Program.

If you have any questions about volunteering at the library, please call Susan at 615-371-0090 ext 8860 and leave a message or send an email.

Last updated: 4/18/2016 10:51:38 AM