Help the library
Herr Memorial Library welcomes responsible volunteers. Volunteers are valued by the library not only as an important source of support for staff but also as an indication of the impact that the library has on the community.
High school-age teens and adult volunteers may be trained for routine recurring and/or occasional special events.
While volunteers cannot replace trained staff members, they enrich the library’s services and programs by performing tasks that paid staff may not be available to do.
Herr Memorial Library’s volunteer program is supervised by the library’s director, who may assign individual volunteers to work with specific staff members for training and to accomplish particular tasks.
To volunteer, adults who are 18 years of age an older are asked to complete a simple application, to have a completed criminal history background check from the Pennsylvania State Police ($10 fee), and to arrange an interview with the library director.
The teen application must be signed by a parent or legal guardian as well as a school guidance counselor.
Volunteers are selected based on their qualifications in relation to the needs of the library at any given time, and are based on their ability to commit to a consistent schedule of volunteer hours.
If there are no suitable volunteer opportunities available, applications will be kept on file for a period of one year. Applicants will be called if a project is identified that matches their interests or qualifications.
Herr Memorial Library maintains a strong equal opportunity policy. Volunteers are recruited, placed, trained, recognized and dismissed on the basis of competence and job performance, without regard to race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability or political affiliation.
Downloadable and application by clicking here →UCLS Volunteer Application 2012