Volunteer

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To be considered for a volunteer opportunity, please complete and return the Volunteer Application .

The completed form may be returned to any Library location, mailed to 711 W. 2nd St., Wichita, KS 67203 or scanned and emailed to admin@wichitalibrary.org.

If you have questions, please call (316) 261-8500.

Current Volunteer Openings

    • Job Purpose: To prepare the Family Place play area for customers.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      Clean and maintain the play area daily:

      • Clean and sanitize surfaces
      • Clean and sanitize toys
      • Inventory items
      • Restock the writing center and parent information center
      • Reset the space for customer use

      Qualifications:

      • Age 16 or older
      • Able to use provided cleaning supplies
      • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
      • Professional demeanor
      • Enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn new tasks

      Hours: Daily, Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Applicants may apply to volunteer multiple days of the week.

      Working Conditions: Climate-controlled indoor space before library opens to the public.

      Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand, sit, bend, and kneel for length of shift with reasonable accommodation.

    • Job Purpose: To care for and restock Wichita Public Library designated Little Free Libraries in Southeast Wichita.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      Serve as a Little Free Library Caretaker while using your personal vehicle to:

      • Pick up Little Free Library books from the Advanced Learning Library
      • Restock Wichita Public Library's designated Little Free Library boxes with books
      • Report any issues with Little Free Library boxes
      • Clean boxes and make minor repairs, if able

      Qualifications:

      • Age 16 or older
      • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
      • Professional demeanor
      • Enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn new tasks

      Hours: Flexible schedule, pickup and delivery could be scheduled any time between Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Caretakers would deliver to up to seven Little Free Libraries every 2 weeks.

      Working Conditions: Working outdoors.

      Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand, sit, bend, and kneel for length of shift with reasonable accommodation.

    • Job Purpose: To assist library customers one-on-one with a variety of computer and technical issues.

      Duties and Responsibilities:

      Assist customers with a variety of technology needs including:

      • Basic computer instructions (using a mouse, searching on Google, printing documents)
      • Setting up a free online email account on sites like Gmail
      • Applying for jobs online
      • Using Microsoft Office programs (Word or Excel primarily)
      • Formatting a resume
      • Downloading e-books through the Libby and cloudLibrary apps
      • Using e-readers, smart phones, tablet computers, or iPads
      • Making photocopies
      • Assisting with scanning, saving, and sending documents using a flash drive

      Qualifications:

      • Age 16 or older
      • Able to provide customer service to a diverse community population
      • Understand and be able to explain a variety of technology and computer programs/apps
      • Self-motivated and able to work with limited supervision
      • Enthusiastic attitude and willingness to learn new tasks
      • Professional demeanor

      Hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 11:15–1:30 p.m. Hours may vary. Applicants may apply for multiple shifts.

      Working Conditions: Climate-controlled indoor space that is open to the public.

      Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand, sit, bend, and kneel for length of shift with reasonable accommodation.

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