Volunteer Opportunities 
 
Are you an adult looking to make a difference in our community, meet new people, and/or expand your library knowledge and skills? We have a variety of volunteer opportunities available at the Jack Russell Memorial Library. Those interested in volunteering should visit the library and pick up an application at the circulation desk or print an application here.   All applicants will need to complete a volunteer application form, background check authorization form and a liability waiver form. JRML will contact approved applicants when an appropriate opportunity becomes available. To learn more about volunteer opportunities at the library, please contact Ann, Library Volunteer Coordinator at 262-673-8240 or email volunteers@hartfordlibrary.org. 
 
Adult volunteer opportunities available:
Shelving - sorting and returning library materials to their proper location
Cart preparation - sort and organize books on a cart that are to be shelved
Shelf reading - making sure books are in their proper location on the shelves
Mending or cleaning of library material
Pulling holds for loan to other libraries
Shelf cleaning/dusting surfaces throughout the library
 
A brief informal interview will be conducted before being offered a volunteer position. Orientation, tour and training will be provided.  Come and join the Jack Russell Memorial Library and help make Hartford’s community living room a great place to visit! 
 
Youth Volunteers
Youth younger than 16 may volunteer in the Youth Department of the library. Interested teens must be in at least 6th grade to volunteer in the Youth Department. Applicants must volunteer while the Youth Services Librarian is working and will be overseen by the Youth Services Library Staff. Volunteer tasks are decided by the Youth Services Library Staff and fluctuate depending on the need of the department. Volunteer tasks may include but are not limited to shelving, shelf reading, prepping crafts (copying, cutting, glueing, hole punching), and light dusting/cleaning. 

The Youth Services Librarian reserves the right to choose which applicants volunteer in the Youth Department, how long/often an applicant works, and how many applicants are accepted to volunteer in the Youth Department.