Volunteer

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The library is always looking for volunteers to help out. Our volunteers help out in more ways than we can count. They help fill in the gaps and provide the best service for you. Find out here more about ways you can help by being a volunteer at the library.

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Volunteer Activities

Volunteers are active in recording, braille, and administrative support. The recording studios are located in Raleigh. Volunteers in the Raleigh area participate in the recording program where they receive special voice and technical training to record North Carolina literature and magazines onto tape. Many volunteers assist the library by typing, compiling a volunteer newsletter, preparing the library's newsletter for mailing, and more. The library is always looking for volunteers to help out on a number projects. For information on volunteering or volunteer services at the library contact the library.

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Help Us - Rate Un-Rated Commercial Audiobooks

Read one audio book per month (anywhere from 6 hours to over 20 hours long) and provide ratings on whether the content of the book contains violence, strong language and/or sexually explicit content. Volunteers will be the authoritative source on whether the book that they have read for the month needs to be marked with these ratings in our catalog system. Our goal in rating these unrated books it to keep from sending books to patrons that have expressed one or more reservations about receiving books with such content. Volunteers are required to attend one meeting on site at the beginning and must have reliable access to email and Microsoft Word or other similar word processing software. All audiobooks and players will be assigned and provided to the volunteers by the NCLBPH. This is an ongoing project. To apply, contact Margaret Evans, Volunteer Coordinator.

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