Volunteer Services

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.

Volunteer Opportunity - Rating 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.

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.

Volunteer Services produces a very informative volunteer newsletter called Volunteller. It provides news and insights for volunteers and about volunteering at the library. Read Volunteller for all of the latest happenings in the world of volunteering.

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Friends of the Library

The library also has a support organization called the Friends of the North Carolina Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (FNCLBPH). The Friends work to promote, support, and enhance the library's services through tax deductible membership dues, donations, memorials, and bequests. The Friends sponsor the volunteer recognition events, the Descriptive Video program, and purchase special tapes for the library collection. They also purchase equipment that enables the library to better serve patrons. If you are interested in joining or supporting the Friends, contact the library for further information.

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The library does accept donations, memorials, and bequests. The FNCLBPH publish a semi-annual newsletter that is mailed to all members. If you are interested in making such contributions, please send a check payable to the "Friends" or "FNCLBPH"
1841 Capital Boulevard
Raleigh, NC 27635
Contributions are tax deductible.

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