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Policy 024




Adopted: August 14, 2008

The Plattekill Public Library Volunteer Program supplements the efforts of paid library staff to provide quality library collections, services and programs; serves as a method for area residents to become familiar with the library; and creates opportunities for individuals to feel personal satisfaction while performing a valuable service for the community. 

A volunteer is a person who performs tasks for the Library without wages, benefits, or compensation of any kind, who does work for the Library and functions in ways similar to staff. 

Volunteers may or may not be members of the Friends of the Plattekill Public Library. 

Members of the Library Board of Trustees, working on Library programs, are understood to be volunteers operating under this policy. 

Volunteers are recognized by the public as representatives of the library and shall be guided by the same work and behavior codes as employees.  They work with the status of  "at-will" employees. 

Volunteers are supervised by a staff member designated by the Director. 

The Library does not provide workers compensation coverage for volunteers. 

Volunteers who work on a regular basis or at the Library building will fill out volunteer application forms which will be kept on file in Library Administration. 

Minor children may only work as volunteers with the consent of a parent or legal guardian.  

Any person who is subject to this policy shall be given a copy of it.