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Library volunteers play an important role as partners in the library’s mission of connecting people to the world of ideas and information. Library volunteer service offers a social experience and a valuable chance to help maintain library operations.
The Laconia Public Library has opportunities available for qualified and motivated individuals who would like to contribute to the community.
Are you a good fit to be a volunteer at the library? Here is a quick guide to determining if you would be a good match for our opportunities:
We do not accept court-mandated, community service, or diversion program volunteers.
We do not report to outside agencies.
Both state (NH RSA 275.42-I; NH RSA 279:1X; and NH LAB 803.05 Exemption) and federal law (29 CFR 553.100-.106) state that a volunteer cannot take the place of a paid worker who is already employed by the library. It is our library’s policy not to allow any volunteer to complete a task that is in a paid staff member’s job description.
To comply with that directive, volunteers for the library can expect to be asked about the above tasks. (This list will change over time, depending on need)
Please indicate a preference
If you have a concern or question about the volunteer tasks, or if you have something else in mind, please note it here.
There is no set schedule, volunteers may come and go as works for their schedule. Typically volunteers spend about 1 or 2 hours at a time, 1 or 2 days a week. However, whatever works for your schedule is fine.
Volunteers are given an initial 1-hour training session and then are free to come and go as works for their schedule. While questions are encouraged after the initial training session, supervision is on an as-needed basis only after that point.
This form will be emailed to our volunteer coordinator. However, we only have so many spots available for volunteer tasks and are not able to accept every application.
Our volunteer coordinator will reach out to you after consulting with the library director, within a week. If you have questions or concerns, they can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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