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Henderson County Public Library Volunteer Recruitment Procedures

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Henderson County Public Library system. The Library system depends on volunteers to carry out a variety of important tasks. Without the support of our volunteers, library employees would not have time to carry out essential tasks needed to serve our patrons.

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Please note that opportunities may be limited by availability and by branch location. Examples

Standard requirements
  1. Must be 14 years of age or older.
2. Be free of criminal convictions pertaining to juveniles.
3. Give consent to background check.
4. Be a library patron in good standing (no LOST items on record)

Procedures for becoming a volunteer

1. Come to the Henderson County Public Library branch of interest and complete both a Henderson County Volunteer Services Application and Henderson County Public Library Supplemental Application.
2. Henderson County Human Resources will perform a background check and notify the appropriate branch manager or department head that they can precede with the volunteer process.
3. Applicants shall be interviewed and a brief test may be given to determine suitability for the particular service or job required. An operational orientation and overview will be delivered to the volunteer by the interviewer. The volunteer, if accepted at this time, will be given their assigned work day and time.

  1. The volunteer will receive a tour of their assigned area of the building and meet all necessary staff members. The volunteer will be given one-on-one training with staff members and/or other volunteers until they feel comfortable completing assigned tasks on their own.
2. Each volunteer will have their own sign in sheet in each department that they work within. All volunteers must sign-in when they arrive in the department and sign-out when they leave. Volunteers must also wear their assigned name tag while volunteering.

Before beginning their service, volunteers must understand that while at the library they are representing Henderson County Public Library and Henderson County and as such the following basic rules of conduct must apply.
  1. To remain courteous at all times to patrons and staff.
2. To remain free of alcohol and drugs.
3. To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect to any library and/or patron information they are exposed to while serving as volunteers.