Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Framingham Public Library! We value the service of our volunteers.
Currently, we select volunteers to shelf read our collection, which means checking the shelves to insure that books and other materials are in the proper order. We also have opportunities with the Homework Center. In order to apply for these volunteer opportunities, please complete the application form and a C.O.R.I. (Criminal Offender Record Information) form and provide a copy of a government-issued photo (such as a driver's license or passport). Your application, CORI and copy of your government-issued id can be mailed to: Amy Sadkin, Community Services Librarian, Framingham Public Library, 49 Lexington Street, Framingham, MA 01702.
Next, follow up one week later by calling Amy Sadkin at 508-532-5570, ext. 4347 to set up a time for an interview and to take the Pages Test (for shelf-reading volunteers.) In order for a candidate to be selected as a shelf-reader, the person must have both a high score on the Pages test and a clear C.O.R.I. report.
The library asks for a three-month minimum commitment from each volunteer, and the volunteer program at the library does not include court-ordered community service hours.
Opportunities are also available with the Friends of the Library's booksale or with Literacy Unlimited, the library's basic literacy and English-As-A-Second-Language program.