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Yes, volunteers will be held to the same standards as library employees, although casual wear is acceptable. For more information, review the Expectations section of the Volunteer Policy (PDF).
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Once you have been accepted into the program and completed your orientation, the volunteer coordinator (or supervisor if at a branch location) will establish a regular volunteer schedule suiting both parties' availability.
Volunteers are able to serve at any of our three branch library locations depending on need and available opportunities. We will try our best to match you with a preferred location if possible.
Once a completed application is reviewed, a prospective volunteer would be notified by the volunteer coordinator to setup an interview to review your application, answer questions, and go over available opportunities for placement.
Yes, standard assignments outline some of the primary opportunities available. Additional tasks may be available and, at times, may be outlined. Such opportunities may include:
Please indicate any special skills you may have in the Volunteer Application form (PDF) before submitting to the library.
As part of the application process, you will need to consent to a background check performed by the Abilene Police Department and Human Resources should you be selected. Your application will not be complete unless you provide your consent.