The Provo City Library is starting its "Camp Library" summer reading program and is looking for volunteers to help the children.
Coordinator Lynne LaBare said volunteers assist the Camp Ranger in helping "the children explore books that take them to places and people they have never dreamed of."The volunteers record children's reading progress, talk to them about the books they are reading, suggest books, prepare awards and certificates and help the Camp Ranger with games and activities throughout the summer.
Volunteers will start with training the last week of May and should be available to work until the end of July. Volunteers are asked to work a two- to four-hour shift each week, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Fridays.
Volunteers must be 21 years or older and must enjoy children and children's literature. LaBare said volunteering with the summer program is a good way to become familiar with the children's collection.
The library needs volunteers to help in Technical Services, mending and covering books and preparing them for circulation. Volunteers can also help by serving in the Homebound Delivery program, where books and materials are delivered to the homebound.
For more information on becoming a volunteer at the Provo City Library, call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108. Other volunteer opportunities include:
- A volunteer with mechanical skills is needed to help repair eight bicycles for handicapped athletes. The bicycles need work on the tires, chains and brakes. This is a one-time project.
- Kids on the Move, a preschool for handicapped children, needs volunteers to help during the day with eye-hand coordination and other preschool activities. Volunteers are asked to work a two- tothree-hour shift each week until school is out.
- Volunteers are needed to help three boys with English skills. The boys speak Italian, Chinese and French. Volunteers can tutor during school hours or in the evenings but are asked to commit to help throughout the summer. Volunteers do not need to speak the boys' native languages.
- The Utah State Hospital is looking for volunteers to help in the physical therapy department. Volunteers are needed to help maintain records and walk patients during morning hours Mondays through Fridays. A volunteer is also needed to teach several residents piano lessons. Schedule is flexible.
For more information on these and other volunteer opportunities, call the United Way Volunteer Center at 374-8108.