Volunteering

The Volunteer Program of the Bibliothèque de Beaumont Library creates opportunities for individuals to feel personal satisfaction while performing a valuable service to the community.
 

  1. A volunteer is a person who performs tasks for the library without wages, benefits, or compensations whose duties generally include providing support services to staff and/or working on special projects.  The minimum age requirement is 14 years old.  Volunteer positions in no way suggest that any employment contract has been discussed or entered into.  
  2. Every effort will be made to match a volunteer’s ability to the opportunity available.  However, the Library’s regular operations, as identified by the Library Manager, may restrict the extent of volunteer opportunities.  
  3. A volunteer selected for work on a special project will discontinue service when that project is completed or terminated, unless other arrangements have been made.  In the event that a volunteer is unable to adequately perform the duties assigned, and no other appropriate positions are available, the volunteer may be released from service. 
  4. Prior to being assigned to a volunteer position, all volunteers will be interviewed to ascertain their suitability and interest for the position.  
  5. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all propriety or privileged information which they may be exposed to while serving as a volunteer, whether this information involves staff, volunteers, patrons, or other persons, or involves the overall business of the Library.  Volunteers are required to sign a confidentiality statement.  Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in immediate termination of the volunteer, or other corrective action. 
  6. The Library will, upon request from the volunteer, provide a letter confirming the volunteer’s contribution when appropriate.  
  7. Volunteers who do not adhere to the policies, procedures, and practices of the Library or who fail to satisfactorily meet the expectations of their volunteer assignment are subject to dismissal. 
  8. All personal information is collected for internal purposes only.  All information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.  Volunteer records will be kept in a secure location.

For any further information, please contact andrea@beaumontlibrary.com