Volunteer Public Speaker

Time Commitment

will vary, one year commitment


Bring the mission and vision of the library to constituencies in the community such as the business commuity, schools, elected bodies, and civic organizations.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Chance to meet new people who share similar interests
  • Assist the Library to expand its community stakeholders
  • Utilize or gain skills in public speaking
  • Give something back to the community
  • Utilize and/or develop new community contacts
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Enhance your resume
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Attends a 2-4 hour orientation to the Library and training on Speaker's Bureau objectives, speaker outline
    and materials
  • Responds to requests to speak based on your schedule when the Library Director or Speaker's Bureau Coordinator calls with a speaking engagement
  • Reports data on number of attendees, particular interests of the group and/or unanswered questions to
    Library Director/Speaker's Bureau Coordinator within three(3)days of the speaking engagement

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications Required

  • Commitment to the library's vision and mission
  • 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 provide dependable transportation, so as to be punctual, and the ability to be contacted by telephone, scheduling changes and meetings
  • General familiarity with libraries
  • Successful public speaking
  • Willingness to speak to groups on behalf of the library on an as needed basis