The Adult Volunteer Program is for ages 18+.
Adult Volunteers are an essential part of Helen Hall's success in serving the community. Committed adult are always needed to assist staff with operations, mentor new volunteers, and spearhead or co-lead programs!
What Does a Volunteer Do?
Volunteers come from all over the greater League City area to serve at Helen Hall in it's mission to the community! Volunteer tasks and responsibilities will vary, depending on the needs of the library at the time of your volunteer shift or based on a volunteer's specific assignment/role. Tasks can be anything from prepping crafts for a children's program, decorating for a holiday party, staffing a booth at an outreach event in the city, to cleaning or helping the Circulation Department with inventory and shelving.
Volunteers may also join special teams, serving in more program focused ways such as the Book Review Team or Photography/Video Team. may even start their own programs at the library (with Librarian approval). You can also become a co-leader or assistant for existing programs you are passionate about.
Volunteers are always invited and encouraged to present new ideas for programs or creative ways to volunteer. As long as your idea helps fulfill the mission of Helen Hall Library, we'll work together to try and make your idea happen!
What's the commitment?
Learning all of the different skills that will help you be most effective as a volunteer at the library takes time and training. As such, a Teen Volunteer is asked to commit to working at least 8 hours per semester, or 24 hours in a fiscal year (October-September), to be considered an active member of the volunteer team. Our semester break down is as follows:
**At the end of every semester, the Volunteer Coordinator will do an hours check to confirm volunteers are keeping up with their commitment. Those who have not kept their commitment will be encouraged to either re-committ for the next semester or will be asked to resign from the program until such a time that their schedule allows for their commitment to be upheld.
The Friends of the Helen Hall Library (FOHHL) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering wider recognition, use, and support of the Helen Hall Library. If you are interested in working in the Friends of Helen Hall Library Bookstore, please click on the photo of Friends volunteers below.
One way they support the library is through the Friends of the Helen Hall Library Bookstore as well as annual large-scale book sale events. The proceeds from these sales as well as membership dues have allowed the library to have:
The Friends of the Helen Hall Library Bookstore is open during library hours and is run by members. We are always seeking new members to volunteer to help with the bookstore. The shifts are 1-2 hours per week and flexible to work with your schedule.
The Friends of the Helen Hall Library members enjoy many benefits:
Membership is for one calendar year, and here are the membership levels:
Interested in joining the Friends of Helen Hall Library and/or volunteering to run the bookstore? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.