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Hartford Public Library recognizes the need for and welcomes community volunteers to assist in the library. Community volunteers assist in many ways that expand the Library’s ability to fulfill its mission, enhance public service and enrich community support, community utilization and public relations.
Volunteers generally provide support services to paid staff or work on special projects. Volunteers will not be used to replace the work done by paid library staff. Volunteers are expected to act in accordance with library policies and to use positive customer service approaches with all customers.
Volunteers shall be recruited without regard to any individual’s age, race, creed, color, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, physical appearance, socioeconomic level, education level or any other legally protected characteristic.
Prospective volunteers are requested to fill out an application and pass pre-volunteer screenings where applicable. Candidates will be accepted based on the Library’s project and programmatic needs matched with the candidates’ qualifications to meet those requirements as determined during the selection process. Volunteers must be approved by library staff prior to performance of assigned tasks.
Applicants under the age of 18 must have signed permission from their parent or legal guardian. Volunteers can be released from volunteer duties at any time at the discretion of the Library.


Revised: April 2, 2020

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