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To volunteer for the department, you will need to attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation. Orientations are held on the third Monday of the month. They begin promptly at 7 p.m. in the West FAM Community Room.   Volunteers must be age 12 and up.  Please call 951-736-2377 951-736-2377 with any questions.

Please note: All prospective volunteers must pass a background check, including those under 18. This process can take 4-6 weeks. Please plan ahead. The City of Corona cannot accept court-referred or school-mandated volunteers who need to complete their hours to meet disciplinary requirements.

   Volunteer Orientation Schedule 

 Monday, January 27, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020
 Monday, February 24, 2020
 Monday, August 17, 2020
Monday, March 16, 2020 *CANCELLED*
Monday, September 21, 2020
Monday, April 20, 2020 *CANCELLED*
Monday, October 19, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020
Monday, December 21, 2020

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance to participate in this orientation, please contact the ADA Coordinator at (951) 739-4823 . Notification 48 hours prior to the event will enable the City to make reasonable arrangements to ensure accessibility to this program.

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities 

The following ongoing volunteer job opportunities are available in the Library and Recreation department.  Detailed position descriptions, paperwork, and instructions are provided at Volunteer Orientations.  Volunteer opportunities for groups may also be arranged with advance notice.  Please call 951-736-2377 951-736-2377.

 

 Circle City Center

 Located at 365 N Main, this recreational facility offers programs, activities, and events for all ages.
 Front Desk Aide (16+) Requires 4 hours a month. Assist customers at front desk, answers phones, files paperwork, and some clerical duties.

 Library 

 Located at 650 S Main
Adult Reading Assistance Tutor  Work with an English-speaking adult to acquire or improve basic reading and writing skills.  This position is open to those 18 and over and requires a long-term commitment of at least six months.  Scheduling is flexible and decided upon by the student and tutor.
 Book Cleaning Crew

Work with other peers to brighten up some “well-loved” books before the library’s open hours on Saturdays. This position is only available to teenagers.

Book Straightener 18+

Work with peers to brighten up some “well-loved” books before the library’s open hours on Saturdays. This position is only available to teenagers.

Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Corona Public Library is a non-profit organization located within the library building that hosts events and book sales to fundraise for the library’s events. This position is open to those 18 and over and has duties that could include a position in sorting, pricing, and selling materials in the bookshop.

Homework Center Coordinator

Position open to adults to help lead our teen volunteers during our weekly homework center which is open to elementary school aged children.  Coordinator duties may include assisting children with their assignments.  Weekly requirements on Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 2:50-5:00 pm.

Homework Helper

Assisting elementary ages children with their homework assignments either one-on-one or with a group.  Position is open during the school year and is for volunteers of all ages but does have a minimum requirement of 20 hours per school year.
 Junior Page

Assisting staff with the organization and re-shelving of library books and audiovisual materials in alphabetic order in the children’s room. Position is open to those 15 and over and does not require scheduling.

 Maker Exchange Assistant (16+)

Assisting Maker Exchange library staff and coordinator during open hours, lessons, and workshops that are hosted utilizing the technology available for public use. Training with all Maker Exchange equipment that could include 3D printing devices, tablets, and computer-based programs as examples.

Maker Exchange Coordinator Assist Maker Exchange staff by hosting open hours for the public.  Position is  open to those 18 and over and would be required to work independently to supervise the use of equipment such as 3D printing devices, tablets, and computer-based programs as examples. 
Reading Strategies Assistant Independently follow lesson plans to facilitate patron access to literacy activities and be available to assist staff during full class portion of sessions.  Bilingual Spanish/English speaking adults with availabilities on Tuesdays from 5:30 - 6:30 pm is preferred. 
Shelf Reader Organize books and audiovisual materials on shelves in alphabetic or numeric order. Open to those 15 and over and is a drop in position as no scheduling is required
 Story Teller

Reading stories quietly and informally to small groups in the library’s Children’s Room on a weekly or monthly basis. Position is open to those 16 and over and requires signing up for scheduled time slots.

 Story Time Assistant Assisting library staff during the weekly early literacy story times.  Duties include supervision, assisting children with crafts, set up and clean up after events.  Open to those 15 and over and requires a weekly or monthly commitment with a 20 hour minimum per year. 
Summer Assistant  Assisting library staff during the Summer Reading Challenge which occurs every year form June to August.  Duties could include registration, prize distribution, set up and supervision during events, service food and assisting with lunch time activities, or independently monitoring movie events.  Position is open to those 14 and over. 
 Tech Coach

Directly helping patrons in the use of computers and other gadgets at the reference desks of the library. Duties could include computer registration; basic Microsoft office program use and printing. Position is open to those 15 and over and requires scheduling.

Teen Advisory Council  A group of teenage volunteers who develop and host programs, create displays and host meetings that promote the Corona Public Library's service and materials.  The TAC meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 
Teen Hangout Assistant  Assisting library staff during the weekly Hang Out on Wednesday afternoons. Duties could include monitoring and mentoring the students who attend the after-school activities.  Position is only available to adults with availability on Wednesdays from 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm.   
 Veteran’s Resource Center Coach

Assisting individual veterans and their families by using the Cal Vet Resource book to help locate qualifying benefits and services. This position is open to those 18 and over and would need to be available for a weekly or monthly shift or a position as an outreach coordinator.

Veteran’s Connect office is open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 10 am to 12 pm and Fridays from 3 to 5 pm.

 Senior Center

 Located at 921 S Belle, this recreational facility offers a wide range of programs, services, and activities for adults who are 50 years of age and older.
 Class/Activity Coordinator (18+)

Requires the volunteer to independently organize and host a class or activity of their own design for the Corona Senior Center. Examples include Zumba classes, game nights and computer classes. Open to volunteers 18 and over.

 Bingo Caller (18+)

Coordinating the weekly Bingo events at the Senior Center. Position is available to those 18 and over and has a minimum requirement depending on Bingo event selected (2, 4- or 6-hours commitments).

 Brown Bag “Feeding America” Program (18+)

Assisting senior center staff with the distribution of groceries to qualifying seniors from the community. Requires a monthly commitment on the second Wednesday of the month from 8am to 12pm. May be required to lift heavy items.

 Various

 These volunteer jobs could be anywhere across the department.
Adaptive Corona Assistant Provide Library and Recreation staff with assistance during our variety of recreational, educational, social, and creative activities for those 16 years and older with developmental disabilities.  This position is open to those 18 years and over and carries a minimum requirement of five hours per month.
Facility Assistant Assisting staff with the set-up, implementation, and clean up after events at the library, senior center, or other recreational facilities.  Position at the Circle City Center includes the distribution of equipment and monitoring of the game room and gym.  Open to those 15 and over and requires a minimum commitment of fours a month.
Office Aide Assist customers at a public desk, help with clerical duties, and/or assisting with craft preparation. Open to those 16 and up with a minimum commitment of 4 hours a month.           
Special Event Assistant

A volunteer position that would recruit for individual events as they arise throughout the year. Email communication is used to indicate which positions the library and recreation services department needs help with. Examples of duties include assisting staff during set-up & tear down of events, helping with activities, etc. Ages vary depending on event.

Examples of events include: Summer Reading Program, Independence Day Celebration, Summer Concerts, Star Wars Day and Holiday Lighting Celebration

Youth Sports Coach  Volunteers would coach a team of twelve participants in Basketball, Indoor Soccer, or Flag Football programs hosted by the Library and Recreation Services department. Open to volunteers 16 and up and has a requirement of three hours a week. 

*Suitable for special needs with caregiver. 

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