Volunteer for SRP

Looking for Volunteers

Are you looking to give back to your community? Are you looking to feel more connected to people in Morinville and the surrounding area, but don’t know where to start? Look no further! We are looking for kind, enthusiastic, and involved individuals who are passionate about literacy to help with crafts for the Summer Reading Program this year.

This position is available for individuals ages 17 and up.

About SRP

The Summer Reading program is a yearly program focused on developing literacy for people of all ages, and to make and create the habit of daily reading! We strive to help our patrons find the joy in reading and to have a positive experience with books. Our crafts this year are all space-themed to match our title, Galactic Readers! These crafts are developed to make patrons feel motivated and celebrated throughout milestones of the program, and are also there for people to engage with their community.

Volunteers at MCL are sure to gain a sense of community from participating and helping our patrons, and will be also able to connect and make friends with all different kinds of people. We hope that through this experience, you will be able to gain some insight into the workings of library programs, and maybe even discover a new personal talent!

This volunteer position is from June 30 to August 13, and are alternated between each volunteer through three-hour shifts.

Key dates for each craft days are

  • July 2-3
  • July 9-10
  • July 16-17
  • July 23-24
  • July 30-31
  • August 6-7

Key roles and responsibilities of this volunteer position include

  • Supporting MCL staff with crowd control
  • Supporting MCL staff with patron needs, such as help with crafts, handing out craft supplies, and making sure the noise in the room is at a tolerable level
  • Handing out snacks and drinks to patrons
  • Diverting patron questions to MCL staff

A volunteer must

  • Have great communication skills
  • Be comfortable interacting with people
  • Have an enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Have experience working with children

All volunteers ages 18+ are required to provide a Police Check to MCL in order to be screened.

SRP Volunteer Application

Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to set up an interview.

We look forward to hearing from you!