Volunteers Policy

Library Board approved February 20, 2008.

The Oak Park Public Library welcomes the efforts of dedicated volunteers who contribute to the effective operation of the Library.

It is the Library’s policy to use volunteer help to assist regular staff in supplemental areas wherever possible but not to provide basic services.  Volunteers are not intended to take the place of paid staff.

Volunteers are utilized to supplement the work of paid library staff.  They may undertake a variety of work assignments, which are made by the Library in an effort to match necessary library tasks with the aptitudes, interests, and skills of particular volunteers.

Volunteers are required to follow established library policies and procedures.

If a volunteer is injured in the course of their volunteer activity, their relationship to the Oak Park Public Library will be that of any member of the public using library facilities.  Any injuries should be reported to the supervisor and the senior library staff member present.

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