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Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Summer is coming up quickly and the Barbara Bush Library is in need of volunteers to help during the summer. We are in need of volunteers to help us shelve during various days and times throughout the week. 

Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age or older and able to commit to at least 2 hours of service a week. Training is made available for all new volunteers. 

Please feel free to call the library at 281.376.4610 or email Jennifer at jennifer.nandlal@hcpl.net if you'd like more information about volunteering at the Barbara Bush Library. You can also download an application by going to HCPL's Volunteer Page. Once you complete the application, drop it off at the Barbara Bush Library and we will contact you regarding volunteering! 

Volunteers Needed!

Are you:

  • Dependable?
  • Curious?
  • Enjoy People-Watching?
  • Wanting to learn how to volunteer at the library?

We are currently looking for volunteers for Patron Count Week (April 3-8th).  Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to volunteer on their own, though volunteers under 14 are welcome with a parent or guardian. 
Patron Count Week volunteers will sit in our lobby and count customers as they enter the building.  We need one volunteer every hour that our building is open to the public.  If you are interested in signing up, please email our Volunteer Coordinator Shandy Pittman at shandy.pittman@hcpl.net or call 281-550-0885.

Give a Neighbor a Hand. Become a Volunteer Tutor

Make one of your new year's resolutions to give back a little to your community; become one of Harris County Public Library's indispensable volunteers tutors!

You choose when, where and what you want to teach. We supply all the training, materials and space. No previous teaching experience necessary. All you need is a few hours per week and a desire to help your neighbors.

Teens: Volunteer at the Library!


Do you need volunteer hours? If you're a teenager in high school then we have a spot for you. We need volunteers to help shelve, count patrons, and more. Students must be in high school and need to be able to commit to two hours a week. In addition attending an orientation is required. Our next teen volunteer orientation will be held on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

At Maud Marks Library volunteer opportunities abound!

Early Summer Volunteer Orientation April 15th @ 4:30 PM [12+]

     The Parker Williams Branch had such a great core of volunteers last summer that we are starting early this year. If you are interested in volunteering for the library over the summer, come on down to see the different activities and opportunities the library will have for you.

     If you are not available April 15th, the next Summer Volunteer Orientation will be on May 20th at 4 PM in the Library Community Room. 

 

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Change Lives.for the Better; Become an ESL Tutor.

Most of us take for granted that we can speak and be understood. That is a luxury many of your neighbors don't have. But with only a few hours a week and a willingness to help, you can change that: Become an ESL tutor at HCPL.

Our next free training session is Tuesday, May 26. 1:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Evelyn Meador Branch Library. No teaching experience is necessary.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students.

Help a Neighbor. Help your Community. Become a Volunteer ESL Tutor!

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Do you want to do the kind of volunteer work that will let you see with your own two eyes the impact you’re having? If so, Harris County Public Library has a volunteer opportunity for you: become an English-as-a-Second-Language tutor! No teaching experience is necessary. We provide the materials and space at the library to meet with students. All you need is a desire to help your neighbors and 1½ to 2 hours per week of your own choosing.

Giving Back

Everyone Helps, Everyone WinsDavid T. Levinson recently put out a great book showing you how to make the world a better place.  Organizing over fifty thousand volunteers, he's got what it takes to write on the subject.  Check out Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins.  Whether you write a check, help someone out, or volunteer locally (say, at the library - hint, hint), everyone wins.

Teachers Needed!

At the Maud Marks Library, we are so grateful for all our volunteers.  We have them shelve books, do data entry, scan books, and more.

Right now, the Maud Marks Library needs ESL tutors.  We need people willing to teach adults English on a volunteer basis once a week for at least 9 months.  You don't need to be able to speak another language to teach ESL, in fact, we would prefer if you didn't!  All you need is a willingness to help new immigrants become acclimated with the American way of life.

We will be hosting a tutor training session on Saturday, September 3 at 9 AM.  There is no charge for the session or the training materials.  We'll even feed you lunch!

Please consider joining our very active and important ESL community.

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