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Virtual Volunteer Projects

Human Resources volunteer 2020-2021

The Human Resources volunteer is responsible for auditing QPL full-time employee’s timesheets using MS Excel and Adobe. RESPONSIBILITIES: Audits monthly full-time timesheets Converts MS Excel documents into PDF format for auditing Organizes timesheets into their corresponding folder Communicates to employees and managers corrections to their timesheets QUALIFICATIONS: Administrative and general office experience required. Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, self-starter with an ability to work independently. Working knowledge of Adobe, MS Excel, and Outlook required. Ability to maintain confidentiality. SCHEDULE This is a remote volunteer opportunity. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays open from 9 am– 5 pm ADDITIONAL NOTES Please upload your resume and cover letter as part of the volunteer application. (Instructions on uploading your documents). Individuals 18 and older are subject to an investigative background check that may be used when considering volunteers. APPLY NOW Click the "EXPRESS INTEREST" button to get started!

Pop-Up Outdoor Food Distribution at Laurelton

DESCRIPTION The Friends of Laurelton are hosting a Pop-Up Outdoor Food Distibution event at Laurelton Library to assist local residents. In partnership with VETS, Inc., we are providing free essential items such as fruits, vegetables and dried goods to the public. Two volunteers (2) are needed to assist with setup and dissemination of items to local residents. Using a "Customer Choice" format, recipients may self-select goods from table-top grocery sections to avoid unnecessary waste of donations. Specifically, Unpack, Inventory and Organize all items on tables Assist recipients to retrieve and bag items Replenish items to ensure each section remains stocked and available Assist with breakdown and inventory of remaining items at conclusion of event REQUIREMENTS Must be 18 or older Must complete the Assumpttion of Risk and Waiver of Liability form Must be available 9:30am - 1:30pm NOTES All volunteers are provided with masks and latex gloves. Access to anti-bacterial wipes will also be avaialable. Social distancing protocols will be followed. Masks must be worn to participate in this project. Access to the Laurelton library restroom is not available for the duration of the project. Please make suitable accommodations. APPLY NOW Click the "EXPRESS INTEREST" button and create a volunteer profile to get started! A valid email address is required to register.

Marketing Translators 2020-21

The QPL Marketing Team is seeking individuals fluent (reading, writing, spoken) in a variety of languages and dialects to provide translation of print, digital and audio materials used to promote library programs and services. Queens is widely considered one of the most diverse counties in the United States with 160+ languages spoken in the borough. As part of our motto to "Speak Your Language", QPL wants to ensure residents stay informed, feel welcome, and connect to library activities held both online and within their local branches. HOW IT WORKS We are looking for a minimum of three (3) people for each language and dialect to be available. Individuals would be on-call to translate materials into a selected language or dialect The Marketing Team would contact volunteers based on the translations needed to determine who is assigned the project After confirming availability and receiving the items, volunteers would have 24-36 hours to translate (using MS Word) and return to Marketing LANGUAGES NEEDED: Hebrew, Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic REQUIREMENTS Open to individuals 18 and older Must be available a minimum of 3 hours per week Must be fluent in English and one of the needed languages and dialects. This includes the ability to speak, read and write in both. Possess basic knowledge to use Microsoft Word to translate materials (this includes adding specific symbols, such as accent marks) Must possess an email account that can be used to send and receive information This is an "on-call" project. Contact and assignments would be disseminated "as-needed" by the department. Individuals would be required to check their email on a regular daily basis and respond in a timely manner. ADDITIONAL NOTES Individuals 18 and older are subject to an investigative background check and must submit a confidentiality agreement to be considered for this position. APPLY NOW Click the "EXPRESS INTEREST" button and create a volunteer profile to get started! A valid email address is required to register.

QPL Social Media Ambassadors 2020-2021

QPL Social Media Ambassadors Queens Public Library has a central role in the civic life of every neighborhood in Queens, offering a forum for the exchange of ideas, the pursuit of intellectual and personal growth, and the joy of learning to all. We are seeking individuals to help increase awareness of the Library, its resources, activities and opportunities through social media. Spread the word on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and using the hashtag #MyQPL to tell others about your appreciation for the library and most importantly, your commitment to the community. What Does a Social Media Ambassador Do? Social Media Ambassadors represent a unique group of QPL volunteers that support our mission by strengthening our presence on social media. ​Add Queens Public Library to your list of social media platforms ​Receive and open regular emails sent by QPL and share updates about Library events, activities, available resources and materials with your networks -- include your own comments to personalize your posts. ​Benefits of Being an Ambassador Social Media Ambassadors receive an inside-view of Queens Public Library. We offer one-of-a-kind benefits to Ambassadors including (but not limited to): Obtain a sneak peek of newly renovated branches before they open to the public Receive one-of-a-kind swag and goodies to show your love for QPL Attend invitation-only meet-and-greets and other special events Learn about activities for systemwide campaigns such as It's Time for Kind, Women's History Month, and Immigrant Heritage Month. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS 16 years and older Possess a robust social media presence using Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter Willing to post a minimum of four (4) posts each month; and encourage networks to share information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Queens Public Library reserves the right to review all online posts of its Social Media Ambassadors to ensure the content is in keeping with the standards, mission, and values of the institution; and may choose to conclude individual service at any time for any reason. Sign Up Today

Friends of Queens Public Library

Friends of Queens Public Library

The Friends of Queens Public Library serve to strengthen the institution as a whole through legislative advocacy, program planning, community awareness and fundraising. 

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About the Friends

Friends of QPL work to inform others of the importance of public libraries within the community -- while representing  the values, interests, traditions and concerns of their neighborhoods.

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Membership Information

The Friends of QPL receive member benefits that offer access to meetings, activities and special events showcasing the library's programs and services. 

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Contact Us

Contact us to ask questions or learn how to join a local Friends group.

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