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Back  to  school  means  it  is also  time to  think about  the service  learning  requirement for  high  school.  There  are  a lot  of  volunteer  opportunities  for  high  school  students.   Some  are  looking for  a  short  commitment ,  some are  looking for  long  term involvement.   What  ever volunteer  opportunity  you  chose,  think  about it a little  and learn about yourself  and  your  interests .And  before  you  even  start – thanks  for  you  help.

Here  are  some places  in  ?Fremont where  you might  look  for  some volunteer  jobs.

Fremont Main Library is first .Teen volunteer applications are due September first.

Interested in Environmental issues? Click on the link to see this opportunity on September 3rd.

Interested in film or history? check out Niles essanay silent film museum for volunteer spots.

Do You want to help people? S.A.V.E.  ( safe alteratives to violent environments ) is a great place to help .

Tri-City Food Bank and Thrift store is another great place to volunteer.

Now the list I’ve put up here is just a start. The Fremont parks and rec department has opportunities, sometimes the animal shelter needs help and don’t forget the haunted house in October.  be  creative  ans look for  different opportunities.

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Feel like spending your Saturdays at the library?  Do you like standing in front of a group of people eager to listen to your every word?  Have an interest in passing on your knowledge to others?  Well, if you are 18 or over, you might want to consider being a Computer Skills Co-Instructor at the Fremont, Newark & Union City Libraries.

Most classes are hands-on and take place from 10:30-12:30 at the three branches.  Classes range from Microsoft Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to social networking technologies (Skype, Google Docs, Pinterest etc) as well as library databases.  Classes begin in April and end in November and initial training takes place on Saturday March 9th from 10:30-12:30 at the Fremont Main Library.  We are looking for adults (18+) with the following qualifications:

  • An understanding of computers and familiarity with Microsoft 2010 applications.
  • Understanding of social media and of new emerging technologies
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and ability to adapt to the use of different electronic devices
  • Ability to organize projects and revise or create class curriculum
  • Excellent oral communication and written skills
  • Ability to communicate instructional concepts in an easy to understand manner.
  • Must enjoy working with the public and with adults of all ages and skill levels.
  • Patience and a sense of humor are required.

Click here for the application and full details: 2013_computer skills_application

 

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If you like working with children, enjoy reading, and want to make a difference to the community, we have an excellent opportunity for you!

Every Tuesday and Thursday from October through May, more than 50 children are meeting with their teen volunteers at Centerivlle Library to improve reading.  This highly appreciated popular program has helped hundreds of kids in the past 5 years.  It is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity many teens are looking for.  Applications are now open, for details and to apply, please download the application form and turn it in to the library as soon as possible.  Positions are open until filled.

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The very popular Kids Library Camp at Centerville Library was held on June 21 and 23.  As some kids said in their surveys: “This camp rocks!!!!”, “I liked the camp, it was fun!”, “Library camp was very fun!”, “I like this library a lot. It is the best library ever!”

During this 1-and-half-day fun-packed camp, kids learned about how their library works for them and where to find homework resources, discovered cool Internet websites and how to keep themselves safe, enjoyed very interesting booktalks, had a very tense and exciting Jeopardy game, and made creative paper-weaving crafts.

Watch more videos of our fun moments on Centerville Library’s Facebook or YouTube Channel.

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