All potential volunteers are asked to submit a resume or volunteer application
form to the Library Director. Potential volunteers then meet with the Library Director to discuss the current volunteer projects available. Many of the tasks require excellent attention to detail, the ability to stand and move around for a minimum of two hours, and the ability to lift 10 lbs or more. The Director will ascertain through the volunteer interview whether or not the needs of both the library and the volunteer can be met through a volunteer project.
US labor law (see US DOL Child Labor Bulletin 101 WH-01330
) requires any volunteers be at least 14 years of age. Youth 14 to 17 years of age are required by New Hampshire labor law (NH RSA 276-A
) to have a Youth Employment Certificate on file with the organization receiving volunteer services. Please see your high school guidance counselor to obtain this certificate. Youth 16 and 17 years of age are also required by New Hampshire labor law (NH RSA 276-A
) to have a parental permission form on file, for paid employment or volunteer service.
FOR BOW HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: On a limited basis, we do allow Bow High School students to receive volunteer service hour credit through volunteer work at the Library. If you know that you need to complete service hours by a certain deadline, please contact the Library Director as soon as possible. Due to the amount of time and effort that goes into training new volunteers, we cannot accommodate a request for less than 10 volunteer hours.
The Library Director can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
for further information on volunteering at the library and to submit your resume or completed application form.