Library Volunteers

  • PFC Volunteer opportunities in the AC Stelle Library Media Center

    Thanks to PFC fundraising, our library is staffed with a full day Media Center Coordinator - volunteers are an essential element which makes the library function properly at lunch. If there is a high demand for the lunchtime jobs, we may have to randomly select names for the year's 2-4 lunchtime volunteer positions per day (11:54 am to 12:32 pm). If you are interested in volunteering in the library, after reading the information below, please complete the Google Form below.

    GoogleForm for 2020-2021


    Volunteers work as a team to check in students, perform circulation tasks, help students find books, manage student printing, monitor the MakerSpace center, and help students start AR quizzes. It is a weekly task which requires a high level of commitment and experience using computers. Those on the substitute list might be contacted via email on short notice. Anyone who is available to help out before school (7:50 am - 8:20 am) is welcome (up to 2 volunteers per day). Volunteers are also asked to help with laptop checkout and checkin at the beginning and end of the school year.

    Weekly volunteers are required by the state of California to be interviewed by the district nurse and possibly tested for tuberculosis exposure. They are also required to sign confidentiality agreements with the district, to protect students' privacy.

    Basic Information for Volunteers
    Who works and when?
    We may open to all students (and volunteers) as early as Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 - it depends on the laptop rollout details (which also relies heavily on volunteer help). Regular volunteers work at lunchtime (11:54 am to 12:32 pm) every week - one or two Wednesday people will also help during nutrition breaks on Staff Collaboration Minimum Days (10:50 am - 11:15 am). If you are new to the Library Media Center, please come at 11:45 am on your first day to get some basic training in the Accelerated Reader and regular checkout procedures. You'll be working as a team, checking students into the library, checking books in and out, answering questions, putting titles on hold, giving Accelerated Reader quizzes, and tidying up after lunch. 

    How do I request a substitute? (there may be no substitute list in 2020, however)
    If you need a substitute, compose the email, then copy and paste the substitute email addresses into your email's "To:" field. Please send a second email to the entire list when the job is filled. Generally, the job goes to the first person to respond. If you have a short-notice need for a substitute, it is OK to call someone you know rather than contact the whole list. If there is a time change due to special assemblies for your regular day, please let the substitute know of the change. For everyone's protection, please don't come if you are ill or bring ill children with you - we'll be fine if we are short one person. The email string will be emailed to you.

    What else?
    The Library Media Center is a gift-free zone - your volunteerism is the best gift of all! If you still feel compelled to give, please consider book or gift card donations so everyone can benefit from your generosity. Personal gifts are almost always given away. Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or feedback. I'm easiest to reach via email:

    As always, thank you for wanting to help in the Media Center. We are completely dependent on the PFC for support -- it wouldn't exist or function without your help. I look forward to working with each and every one of you!

    Becky Anderson