Volunteering Opportunities

The Ridgefield Library welcomes volunteers of all ages from throughout the community, for projects ranging from one-time help with a mailing to the long-term commitment of serving on an advisory board.

Contact: Mary Rindfleisch, Assistant Director, 203-438-2282 x11009  mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org

Talking Books Sound Editors

The Talking Books Recording Studio, located in the Ridgefield Library, is seeking volunteers to edit recordings made by our volunteer readers. Volunteer sound editors are needed to process audio files and remove extraneous noises. While prior experience in sound editing is helpful, it is not required.  Training will be provided.

Help us bring the printed word to those who for whom it is inaccessible! Qualified individuals will be at least 18 years old, proficient computer users, familiar with or open to learning simple audio editing software, committed to finishing projects in a timely manner, and have a strong attention to detail. Time commitment required is 3-5 hours per week. To inquire about volunteering as a Sound Editor, please email Gretchen and Sandy at talkingbooksridgefield@gmail.com.

Connecticut Talking Books (CVSBH, Inc.) is an all-volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit organization that produces Digital Talking Books for the State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. Talking Books and companion digital players are loaned to eligible patrons for free. For more information about receiving this service, inquire at Adult Services in the Ridgefield Library.

Summer Reading Program

The Ridgefield Library now uses an online system for people to log and report their progress during the Summer Reading Program. To help children create accounts and track their books, hand out prizes and encourage more reading, the Library will be looking for approximately 50 middle and high school volunteers, each of whom can make a significant time commitment (at least 10 hours between late June and mid-August).

Details of Summer 2016 Summer Reading volunteer positions will be posted in the spring.  To find out about other summer volunteer opportunities, contact Assistant Directo Mary Rindfleisch at 203-438-2282 x11009 or mfrind@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

Community Service Volunteering

Need to log some community service hours for school, church or synagogue, Scouts or another club, or resume for college? Get on the list to help out with shelving, mailings, special events and whatever else comes up. Scheduling varies based on the project. Individual longer-term special projects also may be arranged.

Homebound Delivery Service

The Library’s Homebound Delivery Service supplies library materials directly to those unable to come to the Library on their own due to health or mobility problems. Drivers are needed to make deliveries and pickups on a pre-arranged schedule.

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Community Outreach Committees

Volunteers with an interest in the development, implementation and promotion of Library programs and services for various user groups are invited to get involved with our Community Outreach Committees. Groups are working with staff to improve and expand service to preschoolers and their families, elementary and middle schoolers and older adults. Current and recent outreach committee projects include Books for Babes, Homebound Delivery Service, Fall for the Library card registration event and the Preschool Explorers Day.

Friends of the Library

The Friends is an independent volunteer organization that organizes book sales and other activities to raise funds to support Library programs and services. Volunteers are always needed to help out the weeks of the spring and fall used book sales, to sort incoming donated books on an ongoing basis, and to research and process items for our Internet book sales operation. Contact Volunteer Scheduling Coordinator Tiffany Carlson at 203-438-2282 x11035 or friends@ridgefieldlibrary.org.

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Ridgefield Library Volunteers
Nicole and Daniel Gutter, recipients of the 2008 Paccadolmi Award for volunteerism

Friends of the Library Volunteer Opportunities

Summer Reading

Homebound Delivery Service

Books for Babes

Phyllis Paccadolmi Awards