Library - Pearl Avenue Branch


Programmatic - Summer Learning Ambassador

Are you looking for a rewarding way to help your community this summer while interacting with local youth and families? The Pearl  Branch Library is looking for enthusiastic teens and adults wanting to work alongside other volunteers to help promote our Summer Learning program
 

How You Will Make a Difference

Library volunteers play a pivotal role in encouraging San José youth and families to take part in the Summer Learning program to avoid falling behind when they return to school. Your main goal is to connect with library users and explain the benefits of continued education during the summer.

Volunteers are needed to:
  • Engage and explain to families how the Summer Learning program works
  • Register youth and families for the program via the Beanstack website on www.sjpl.org or www.sjpl.beanstack.org, or the Beanstack mobile app
  • Help promote library activities and events
  • Award prizes to readers

Benefits

  • Encourage lifelong learning to community youth
  • Connect with your community and provide a desired service
  • Share or gain experience with program management skills
  • Develop mentoring skills

 

Commitment/Schedule

Willingness to volunteer at least once a week during the library's open hours for the duration of the Summer Learning Program (June 1st - July 31st). Schedule is dependent on the availability of the volunteer.

Qualifications

  • Prospective volunteers must be comfortable in engaging library users about registering for the Summer Learning program (training will be provided)
  • Age 15 or over (Fingerprinting required for volunteers aged 18+)
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish) a plus but not required.

 

Qualifications Required

  • Age Must be at least 15+
  • Oral and written communication skills in English Must be at least None
  • Oral and written communication skills in Spanish Must be at least None
  • Skilled in basic internet, email, and Microsoft Office Must be Yes
  • Summer Learning Ambassador Quiz Completed Must be Yes

Schedule Summary

The next 10 shifts (out of 38 total shifts) for this activity are as follows


Date Start Time End Time
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 12:00 PM 2:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 2:00 PM 4:00 PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2024 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
Thursday, July 25, 2024 12:00 PM 2:00 PM