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.
Volunteers are required to make a
commitment of at least 6 months.
Volunteers are required to wear
identification badges when working in the library and to return them
to the coordinator when you resign.
Volunteer performance will be
evaluated by the volunteer coordinator once a year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Volunteers are expected to operate
within the stated policies and procedures of the G.V.P.L.
Volunteers are expected to have a good knowledge of the goals
and purpose of the G.V.P.L.