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Mount Vernon Library Offers Volunteer Opportunities

The Mount Vernon Public Library has several volunteer positions available.
The Mount Vernon Public Library has several volunteer positions available. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Mount Vernon Public Library is offering interesed individuals a chance to volunteer at the library.

Becoming a volunteer at the Mount Vernon Public Library connects you with a world of literacy, cultural diversity and learning. Library volunteers play an important role in connecting people with ideas and information. To be a volunteer, applicants are asked for a six-month commitment. Volunteers should be available at least two hours per week. Most volunteer assignments require some physical ability, such as pushing, pulling, bending, stretching, kneeling, and/or squatting. Some heavy lifting (up to 30 pounds) and standing are required for most positions.

Before filling out an application, carefully review the requirements and qualifications for each assignment choice. Choose the position that best meets your needs. Volunteering at the library requires that you interact with patrons and staff members in a respectful and civil manner. You are expected to perform the job courteously, pleasantly and efficiently, abide by the library policies, record your volunteer hours on the volunteer attendance sheet and wear a name tag.

Available positions include:

  • After-School Homework Helper;
  • Library Greeter;
  • Computer Coach & LAB Assistants;
  • Customer Service Aide;
  • ESOL Conversation Group Leader;
  • Proctor;
  • Shelf Organizer;
  • Storytime Host;
  • and Library Program's Volunteer.

More information and position requirements can be found at .

To become a volunteer, print and mail the application Volunteer Application form to: Volunteer Resources Mount Vernon Public Library 28 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550 or fill out the online form at . After your application has been reviewed, you will be matched to any volunteer opportunities that may be available and attend an informational session and interview.

Literacy volunteers also are needed and more information can be found at . Applications can be mailed to Literacy Volunteers of Westchester/Rockland Counties, P.O. Box 693, Yonkers, NY 10702. Visit for more information.

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