The Collierville Burch Library is seeking student volunteers ages 12-18 to help facilitate the Summer Reading Program. Starting May 30 through July 28, volunteers will help children enroll in the summer reading program, award prizes, and assist the Library staff – volunteers set their own schedule working two-hour blocks at a time. To sign up, students must attend one training session and complete an application form. Training Sessions will be held Monday, May 22 from 4:30-5:30 and Wednesday May 24 from 4:30-5:30 in the Halle Meeting Room. Register for one of these training sessions at colliervillelibrary.org or call 901-457-2601.
In addition to Summer Reading at the Library, volunteer opportunities are readily available in numerous Town of Collierville departments. From adults to teenagers, there are many ways everyone can support the Collierville community in various areas of interest.
Collierville Animal Shelter
Hands are limited at the Collierville Animal Shelter, and they are certainly outnumbered by paws! For immediate hands-on needs, volunteer positions include dog walkers, cat cuddlers/groomers, greeters, cleaning crews, and even gardeners. Outreach volunteers are also needed to help with animal adoption events as well as camp counselors during school breaks. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old (volunteers aged 14-15 must be accompanied by an adult during training and while working) and attend a training workshop at the Shelter. Volunteer training is held on the third Thursday every month from 6-9pm at the Collierville Animal Shelter, 559 E. South Street. For more information, please call 901-457-2670.
Collierville Burch Library
Volunteers at the Collierville Burch Library participate in a range of tasks from shelving books to working on special projects. Most Library volunteers are scheduled to work for two hours on a weekly basis, and must be at least 14 years old; an age exception is made for summer reading volunteers who may be as young as 12. To become a Library volunteer, fill out the application found here and return it to the Information Desk. A complete list of Volunteer Guidelines may also be found here: colliervillelibrary.org/about/library-volunteer-program.
Collierville Parks Athletics
Adult volunteers (18+) are always welcome to coach or officiate youth sports with the Athletic Division of the Collierville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Department. Youth sports programs include baseball, softball, tee ball, volleyball, soccer, flag football, cheerleading, tennis and basketball. With year-round athletic programs, volunteers are typically needed in January for spring sports, May for fall sports and September for winter sports. To learn more about volunteering with youth athletics, contact Athletics Staff Mark Ellis 901-457-2783 or Brad Heacox 901-457-2784.
Harrell Performing Arts Theatre
Prefer to be “behind the scenes?” Volunteering at the Harrell Theatre includes set construction, painting, sewing costumes, prop design, and more to help prepare for various productions. Theatre volunteers need to be at least 14 years old and are typically needed on a production-by-production basis. To volunteer with the Harrell Theatre, email Terry Dean, with the Collierville Arts Council, email@example.com, or call the Theatre at 901-457-2780.
Morton Museum of Collierville History
Volunteers at the Morton Museum are ambassadors of Collierville History and all ages are welcome to apply! Opportunities include education, docent, living history docent, special events, and collections. From children’s activities to in-depth tours or impersonating a historical figure, there are many ways to volunteer at the Morton Museum. For a more detailed list, and an application form, visit the Museum’s website here: colliervillemuseum.org/get-involved.
Collierville Parks is always looking for special event volunteers. If you would like to help at Kite Day on April 8, 2017 or the upcoming Fishing Rodeo on May 13, 2017 please contact Collierville Parks. All volunteers will receive a team shirt. To volunteer, email Jennifer Taylor, Special Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-457-2777.