Library Volunteer and Community Service Applications

Who?

Students, parents, working people, retirees --anyone, thirteen years of age and over who are Cedar Hill residents or attend school in Cedar Hill--can help Zula B. Wylie Public Library deliver a variety of quality services to its community of over forty thousand area residents.

What?

Mentors, crafts assistants, tech squad, internships, ESOL teachers and shelving assistants are some of the volunteer assignments.

When?

Volunteers are needed six days a week, whenever the Library is open. The library can accommodate most schedules.You may also assist as a seasonal volunteer during spring break, summer or holiday season.

Why?

Community needs for Zula B. Wylie Public Library's educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget. Not only can volunteers help the library--it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.

How?

Special effort is made to match the interests of volunteers with their work assignments. Explore opportunities to work with children, share library information, process materials, assist with special projects and engage with the community. Volunteering at Zula B. Wylie Public Library is one way you CAN make a difference!

Call Theresa Brooks, Circulation Coordinator at 972-291-7323 ext. 1318 or send us an email. 

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Zula B. Wylie Public Library Teen Volunteer Program

In order to become a volunteer at the Zula B. Wylie Public Library, you must complete the application below as well as participate in a group interview and attend orientation. The volunteer coordinators will review applications, and then choose applicants to move on to the interview phase. Volunteer space is limited, and completing the following application does not guarantee placement in our program. All applications must be submitted by Friday, October 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.

If you have any questions about the application or program, please contact Leticia Bolin at leticia.bolin@cedarhilltx.com or 972-291-7323 ext. 1314.

Qualifications

  • Must be between 14 and 18 years old or attending high school
  • Must live in or attend school in Cedar Hill
  • Must be able to volunteer for a minimum of 20 hours
  • Must not be fulfilling any type of court ordered service including for truancy or DAEP

Interview and Orientation

In order to volunteer at the library, you must participate in a group interview. Dress is business casual. If you are chosen as a volunteer, you must attend one of the two orientation sessions held in November. No exceptions. The final volunteer positions and schedule will be determined at orientation.

Volunteer Positions

You will be able to choose up to two volunteer positions. The duties are as described below. 

  • Circulation Assistant
    • Circulation Assistants assist staff with maintaining the order and cleanliness of the library and its collection. This involves a variety of tasks including cleaning and shelving items, reading shelves, searching for items, taking out recycling, helping with events, and any other miscellaneous tasks library staff may have to help keep the library running.
  • Teen Techie
    • Teen Techies assist patrons with minor computer issues as well as printing, scanning, and faxing. Techies will also do any other miscellaneous tasks library staff may have to help keep the library running.
  • Children’s Aide
    • Children’s aides assist library staff with children’s activities, maintaining the children’s area, and helping patrons in the children’s area. You must be comfortable working with small children for this position. Children’s aides also do any other miscellaneous tasks library staff may have to help keep the library running.

Dress Code

While volunteering at the library, volunteers must dress in a manner appropriate for representing the library. The dress code is as follows and will be strictly enforced.

  • Volunteers should have overall good hygiene and clean appearance.
  • A volunteer name tag must be worn at all times.
  • Clothing must be good condition with no holes or rips. No suggestive or explicit graphics.
  • No sweats, lounge pants, leggings, or workout shorts.
  • You must wear closed toe shoes. No slides, sandals, or flip flops.
  • No caps, hoodies or beanies should be worn on the head while inside the building.
  • No earbuds or phones out while you are volunteering.
  • Bags and purses are to be left in designated areas until you finish volunteering.

Please keep in mind.

  • The library can only accommodate a certain number of volunteers on any given day and at any given time. Therefore, volunteers can only volunteer during their scheduled times. The times will be set in advance. DO NOT show up without calling first.
  • We ask that you do not bring valuable belongings with you. We do not have adequate storage for items and no place to lock them away.

Volunteer Agreement

If you are selected as a teen volunteer, you will be required to abide by all the rules of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library and the teen volunteer program. Please understand that you are offering to volunteer free of charge. Also, understand that if you do not abide by all of the rules of the Zula B. Wylie Public Library and the teen volunteer program, you will be dismissed. Volunteers agree that the library may at any time, for any reason, decide to terminate the volunteer's relationship with the library.