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Adult Opportunities | Teen Opportunities | Internships and school projects
Volunteer Agreement

There will be no orientations during September.
Please check the calendar for dates and time in October.

Thank you to all the wonderful teens and adults who have recently started volunteering.

 Your Contribution, Our Appreciation!

Apply Now Online

We are now accepting online applications for volunteers, ages 13 and up, to help in our Library.

The Round Rock Public Library usually has a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults and teens. Volunteers typically commit to 2 to 4 hours per week. For more information on volunteering in general, or if you have a specialized skill that you think the library can use, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail or call 218-3279.
Not all opportunities are always available.

Prospective volunteers should submit the online application prior to attending an orientation session. 

A criminal background check will be performed on all adult volunteers 18 years of age or older.

The Library cannot accommodate Community Service Restitution requirements. Please contact the Round Rock Volunteer Center.

Volunteering Process

  • Fill out the online Volunteer Application
  • Commit to minimum of 30 hours with the exception of some Teen & Youth Services programs and positions in our Technical Services division
  • Bring a Letter of Recommendation to Orientation, teen volunteers only (middle and high school students)
  • Attend an orientation session, no registration required
  • Sign a Volunteer Agreement and agree to abide by the Rules and Ethics as found in our Volunteer Handbook. Parental signature required for teens.
  • Interview with Volunteer Coordinator or other staff for adult volunteers

Orientation

Orientations are held twice a month (No orientations during September):

  • second Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and
  • third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

We will briefly discuss the volunteer program, hand out Volunteer Handbooks and the Volunteer Agreement  form, take care of basic paperwork, give a brief tour of the library and schedule any training sessions. Parents of teen volunteers are welcome to attend orientation. Additional orientations may be added during the summer months. Please check the library calendar for added dates and times.

Volunteer Agreement
All volunteers must read and sign this form. Parents need to sign the volunteer agreement as well. If a parent is not at orientation, the teen may take the form with them and return the completed form on their first day of training.

Interviews
Adult volunteers should contact the Volunteer Coordinator to schedule an interview. We like to get to know you, and the interview helps us determine the best fit for your volunteer experience.

Letter of Recommendation
Teen volunteers need to bring a letter of recommendation to the orientation. If the teen does not have the letter of recommendation at orientation they must have it by the first training session.

Training
Training for volunteer positions is provided by the division or the supervisor to which the volunteer is assigned. The initial training time is set at the end of orientation.

Recognition
Adult volunteers are recognized at an annual Volunteer Award Party. Teen volunteers enjoy a pizza party at the end of the summer. In addition, we recognize volunteer's efforts by providing a formal letter stating the hours contributed. Volunteers must have at least 20 hours before requesting the letter. Email or call the Volunteer Coordinator at 512-218-3279. Please allow two working days to prepare each letter.



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