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Kern County Library

General Volunteer Opportunities


  • Assisting with adult programming
  • Assisting with children's programming
  • Assisting with teen programming
  • Book Cleaner
  • Developing public relations materials
  • Greeter
  • Helping the Friends of the Library
  • Helping the public use computers
  • Local History Aide
  • Locating library materials
  • Making phone calls
  • Performing basic clerical functions
  • Providing class computer instruction
  • Providing individualized computer instruction
  • Raising funds
  • Repairing books
  • Setting up displays
  • Shelving and sorting books
  • Skills Coach
  • Special Event
  • Technology Coach
  • Writing grant applications

Local History Aide

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Local History Aide

Reporting to the Local History Librarian, the volunteer will assist with filing, sorting, and indexing newspaper clippings and other local history materials, and depending on the volunteer's interests and skills level, the volunteer may also be scheduled to work at the public desk in the Local History Room to assist library users with finding books and information on Kern County history.

4/24/2014 6/30/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Skills Coach

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
E-Gadget Coach

Reporting to the Reference Desk Librarian, the volunteer will assist library users on making the most of their electronic gadgets and setting up their devices for downloading Kern County Library eBooks. The volunteer must be available Wednesdays 5 to 7 p.m. to man the E-Gadget Help Desk.

4/24/2014 6/26/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Math Coach

Reporting to the Reference Desk Librarian, the volunteer will assist learners of all ages with their math homework, or provide tips on learning specific math skills. Volunteers must either be enrolled in or have completed AP Calculus, or possess a college degree in math, business, or any scientific discipline. The volunteer must be available Saturdays 2-4 p.m. 

4/26/2014 6/28/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Personal Computer Coach

Reporting to the Reference Desk Librarian, the volunteer will provide one-on-one instruction to individuals on basic computer operation - mouse and keyboard - and basic Internet. Volunteers must be proficient in basic computer operation and in the use of Internet browsers. Volunteers must be availble Wednesdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

4/30/2014 12/31/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  
Veterans Benefit Coach

Reporting to the Branch Supervisor, the volunteer will man the Veterans Resource Center and assist veterans and their families with finding benefits information.The volunteer must know howto use the Internet and be able to volunteer 2 hours a week during library hours.

4/29/2014 6/24/2014 3Scheduled  0All shifts available  

Mission Statement

To make the world of knowledge and ideas accessible to the public in an efficient and effective manner that provides for their educational, informational, cultural and recreational needs.

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