For adult volunteers, the VC shall make the determination if there is currently a need for the volunteerin the library, after consulting with the appropriate department heads. All information on volunteerapplications, accepted and rejected, shall be included in a database maintained by the volunteercoordinator. If there is no suitable work for the volunteer at the time of the initial application, thevolunteer coordinator may contact the volunteer again if a volunteer opportunity arises.Volunteers under the age of 18 must have permission from a parent of legal guardian.If the volunteer applicant indicates that he or she has been convicted of a criminal offense, thevolunteer coordinator will review the application with the director in the event that the volunteercoordinator believes that the applicant should be considered. The library will not accept individuals whohave been convicted of any of the following:
Theft of any kind, including larceny, embezzlement, shoplifting, etc.
Violence of any kind, including assault, child abuse, fighting, etc.
Illegal drug charges of any kind
Sexual charges of any nature, including indecent exposure, etc.
Any other felonies or crimes deemed unacceptable by the Hinsdale Public Library
(4) Initial meeting with the volunteer.
The volunteer coordinator shall set up a meeting with the new adult volunteer. The meeting timeshould be one that is convenient with the supervisor who will be in charge of the volunteer. At themeeting, the VC will:provide a copy of the volunteer guidelines document and review this with the volunteer;provide the volunteer with a volunteer nameplate;provide the volunteer with a tour of the library;
introduce the volunteer to the staff member who will be serving as the volunteer’s supervisor.
The VC will check off these items on the volunteer intake sheet to show that each step was performed.For student volunteers, the Youth Services department shall arrange the initial meeting with the studentvolunteer. The Youth Services department shall keep the volunteer coordinator informed of any newstudent volunteer working within the library.
(5) Assignment of work-duties and establishing schedule.
The volunteer is entitled to work assignments that are within his or her capabilities. The supervisor of all types of volunteer shall be responsible for clarifying the work duties of each volunteer andestablishing an agreeable work-schedule. The supervisor will show the volunteer his or her work area
and discuss issues such as where to store the volunteer’s personal belongings during work hours.
(6) Training & supervision.