Community Programs Specialist

Time Commitment

3-6 hours, depends upon programming, 9 month commitment


Engage the community at the library by creating and publicizing library program events on topics that appeal to the community.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Chance to meet new people
  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Share your talents
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Enhance your resume
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the library director, identify topics of public interest, such as current political or community leaders, agencies, etc. and determine potential programs
  • Recruit and schedule volunteer presenters on each topic
  • Develop a publicity plan for each event, which includes the usual media such as posters in the library and notices in local newspapers and websites, social media formats, but which also includes contacting local groups and organizations who have a particular interest in the topic or need for the information
  • Work with library staff to plan for staff and/or volunteer set up and take down of each event

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Good understanding of community issues
  • Community connections a plus
  • Event organization skills
  • High degree of initiative and creativity
  • Ability to organize projects and work
  • Ability to create a plan and strategies for community connections
  • Excellent oral communication and written skills
  • Ability to speak and understand English and to convey a positive, friendly attitude
  • Ability to work congenially with staff, patrons and other volunteers
  • Ability to receive instruction from library staff and the cooperation to abide by library policies and regulations