Volunteer Policy

Volunteering for Hall Memorial Library can be a rewarding and exciting experience. Volunteer time, energy and goodwill are invaluable assets to the library because volunteerism enhances the library’s ability to fulfill its mission by providing opportunities for direct public participation in library services.

Volunteers help Hall Memorial Library expand and enrich its services and help the maintain l library facilities. Volunteers will not be used to replace the work done by paid library staff, though they may work in conjunction with paid library staff.

We support the effective utilization of volunteer time and talent as a way to:
  • Assist staff, as needed, in critical daily tasks 
  • Add to new and existing programs 
  • Promote public awareness of library services
  • Increase involvement and support of the Library by the public 

Volunteers shall be recruited without regard to any individual’s age, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, physical appearance, socioeconomic level, education level or any other legally protected characteristic.

Volunteers are expected to conduct themselves as if employed by the library and each volunteer reports to the Director and is required to follow the established work procedure. Volunteers are responsible for managing their time schedule, tracking their hours at the circulation desk and informing the Director of any schedule changes. Volunteers can be released from volunteer duties at any time at the discretion of the library.

The library does not provide any medical, health, accident or worker’s compensation benefits for any volunteer.

Individuals interested in volunteering at the library must fill out an application. Candidates will be accepted based on the library’s project and programmatic needs matched with the candidate's’ qualifications to meet those requirements as determined during the selection process. The library may not accept every volunteer application.

Approved August 2016

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