Wake County Public Libraries expands volunteer opportunities for adults

Wake County Public Libraries has expanded its volunteer opportunities for adults, just in time for National Volunteer Week. These diverse volunteer opportunities cater to various interests and skills from technology to needlework.

“This is a great opportunity for people who love libraries and are looking for a meaningful way to make a difference,” said Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson. “National Volunteer Week serves as a fitting occasion to celebrate the contributions of volunteers and highlight the impact they have on our library services and the community as a whole."

Volunteer roles now include:

👋 Library Greeter Volunteers: Extend a warm welcome to library patrons, assisting them as they navigate library facilities and resources.

📚 Library Support Volunteers: Work alongside library staff to keep our collection attractive, relevant and accessible to our community.

💻 Technology Support Volunteers: Use your intermediate to advanced computer skills to help library patrons use public PCs and printers.

Chess Club Support Volunteers: Help facilitate chess clubs and offer instructions and basic guidance to help community members learn or improve their chess-playing skills.

🗣 English Conversation Group Volunteers: Guide conversation groups for English learners interested in improving their fluency and confidence in everyday communication.

🧶 Knitting & Crocheting Club Support Volunteers: Assist clubs and provide guidance to community members seeking to learn or enhance their needlework skills.

“We hope that this variety of opportunities, each of which has different scheduling and skill needs, allows more of our community to volunteer in our libraries,” said Connie Brandt, senior library manager for programming. “We look forward to growing our list even more in the future.”

Details are available at wake.gov/Libraries/Volunteer. Learn more about Wake County Public Libraries at wake.gov/Libraries.

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