Volunteers are needed to serve at the Provo City Library grand reopening the final week of July. Volunteer positions are available for the reopening and on a continuing basis. Volunteers will assist with parking, crowd control, circulating information and ushering. There is a particular need for Spanish-speaking volunteers.
Senior citizens are particularly encouraged to become volunteer greeters. A three-month commitment is requested. During the evening, volunteers will assist with the computer area and children's department, familiarizing patrons on how to use the online catalog and the Internet. Other volunteers with interest in computer technology are invited to become teachers' assistants for a weekly computer and Internet class. Other opportunities include book covering, labeling, shelving books, checking shelves for tidiness and order and processing magazines and newspapers.
Other volunteer opportunities in Utah County include:
Support children with life-limiting conditions. IHC Pediatric Palliative Care needs volunteers to spend time with children and youth with life-limiting conditions. Each volunteer will be trained and paired with a family that has requested additional support from the IHC program.
Befriend individuals with disabilities. The Utah State Developmental Center in American Fork needs volunteers to interact with residents on an individuals basis. Groups of volunteers are asked to take wheelchair-bound residents for walks or to activities.
For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities contact the United Way of Utah County Volunteer Center between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at 374-8108 or search the Volunteer Opportunities database on the United Way of Utah County Web site www.unitedwayuc.org.