On March 13, 2020, the Tigard Public Library suspended its volunteer program in order to help curtail the spread of COVID-19. Since its suspension, the Library has greatly missed its community of volunteers and all the brightness, fun, and love they bring to our world.
Unfortunately, the Library is still unable to welcome volunteers back into the building. But starting August 2020, the Library will welcome volunteers to serve with our brand-new Remote Volunteer Program! There are two sections of this volunteer program: New/ Returning Adult Volunteers and New/ Returning Teen Volunteers.
Participants in our Remote Volunteer Program can volunteer for the library, with a community agency, or as a general Community Helper. Volunteers can receive service hours and credit through any of these three categories. Jobs include Book Review Specialist (Library), Social Media Ambassador (Library), Blood Donor (Community Agency), Local History Gatherer (Community Agency), Beautifying Your Neighborhood (Community Helper), Reading to a Sibling (Community Helper), and more!
Are you a new or returning teen volunteer and want to learn more or get started? Click here!
New and Returning Adult Volunteers
Welcome, and thank you for wanting to participate in the library’s Remote Volunteer Program! On average, volunteers contribute close to 1200 hours of service a month. Simply put, the library would not be able to provide as many resources to the citizens of Tigard with out the help of its volunteers.
Adult volunteers can choose from a variety of volunteer opportunities and can complete these opportunities at their own leisure. The list of Volunteer Opportunities is below. Volunteers will be asked to login to their VicNet accounts and sign up for their volunteer service that way. This is so we can keep track of your service. Please check in with Katie weekly about any service you’ve completed so she can add the hours to your service history. If you are completing multiple volunteer opportunities a week, then a weekly check-in with Katie is just fine! Some of our volunteers are very humble, and just want to give back to their community without receiving credit. It is important, however, for us to record this service. The service record helps influence city budget, and it is important we give an accurate summary of monthly volunteer work! So please do let Katie know when you’ve completed a volunteer opportunity. You can access the Volunteer Reflection Form here.
Volunteer Coordinator Katie will be hosting weekly Volunteer Happy Hour sessions on Thursday afternoons from 12 – 1 pm. We invite volunteers to drop in and say hello, share what they’ve been up to, and chat with other volunteers as well. You must sign up to attend a session. You can sign up by emailing Katie at KatherineN@Tigard-OR.gov
We’ve missed our volunteers these past couple of months, and are so happy to have you volunteering with us remotely.
- Returning Volunteers: Click here to login to VicNet and sign up to volunteer! (And here is a How-To on signing up for VicNet, if you are an existing volunteer but still need to!
- New Volunteers: Click here to access our Volunteer Application! Katie will be in touch with you shortly with a New Volunteer Orientation PDF and will get you in our system of volunteers shortly!)
Here is a list of our existing Remote Volunteer positions!
- Blood Donor
- Book Review Volunteer
- Community Helper
- Five Oaks Gathering History Project Volunteer
- Library of Congress Volunteer
- Meals on Wheel Hope at Home Volunteer
- Social Media Ambassador
Have an idea for a remote volunteer position? Chat with Katie about it!