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Library Hours

Monday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Volunteer Opportunities

What we ask of our Volunteers:

The Grand Valley Public Library Volunteer Program is designed to expand and enhance public service to the community. Volunteers generally provide support services to paid staff and/or work on special projects. Volunteers learn more about the library and its place in the community and observe first hand the way the library serves the community's needs.

  1. Volunteers are required to make a commitment of at least 6 months.

  2. Volunteers are required to wear identification badges when working in the library and to return them to the coordinator when you resign.

  3. Volunteer performance will be evaluated by the volunteer coordinator once a year.

  4. If you are going to be absent from your assignment, need to change your work schedule, or if you are going to take a vacation, please advise your volunteer coordinator as soon as possible.

  5. If you are going to leave your volunteer position, please notify your volunteer coordinator as soon as possible, so that a replacement can be sought.

  6. Please bring any concern, problem or suggestion to your volunteer coordinator. Ask him/her for any information you need to do your job more effectively.

  7. If, for any reason, you are not happy with your volunteer assignment, please talk it over with your volunteer coordinator. If you want to consider a change in your assignment, please talk it over with your volunteer coordinator.

  8. An important requirement of your volunteer position is the Volunteer Quarterly Report form. Please keep an accurate record of the hours you work, record them on the form and give it to your volunteer coordinator by the last working day of the quarter.

  9. Expenses directly related to volunteer service are generally deductible from state and federal income taxes. Therefore volunteers may wish to keep an on–going record of transportation, parking and other relevant expenses. (For more specific information see IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions.)

  10. The volunteer coordinator will ask you for an evaluation of the volunteer program periodically and also when you leave. Your comments are welcome at other times as well.

  11. Volunteers are expected to operate within the stated policies and procedures of the G.V.P.L.

  12. Volunteers are expected to have a good knowledge of the goals and purpose of the G.V.P.L.


Revised: 11/26/07