Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Week 9 Shifts & Extra Stuff

Okay, please bear with me. I have four important things to talk to you about.

Volunteer shifts will be continuing until the last day of SRP (Aug. 5th). So if you are scheduled to work at the SRP desk on August 5th, you will still come in. We also have a big wonderful celebration of Ashburn Library's 10th anniversary happening on August 10th. We will need some extra help that day directing our library patrons to the right areas for activities. I will be posting the slots on Sign Up Genius at 4pm today.

Party sign up!! It's behind the SRP desk where you all work. If you don't get a chance to sign it before the party (Aug. 6th at 4pm) call us or email us and we will sign you up for that. We just need a head count to know how many pizzas and unicorn horns to buy.

Tell us what you thought of the SRP! Fill out this survey here to help us make SRP better for next year:

Don't forget to fill out a grand prize slip if you participated in the teen SRP challenges this year! :)

#5 (Surprise!!)
Stay classy.
Miss Deby

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Hey all,
We're down to the last weeks of summer reading! Only 19 days left for people to turn in their challenge cards. If you have a challenge card, don't forget to finish it and enter your name for the grand prize drawing. 

Week 7's shifts will be posted today on SignUp Genius at 2pm. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Important Things & Week 6 Shifts

Week 6's shifts are up and ready for you to sign up for.

Important things not to forget:

Everyone: Please arrive early for your shift. Especially those of you who are the first person volunteering for the day. We need you to come in by the time your shift starts. It's very important that you come on time to volunteer.

Popcorn volunteers: Please arrive before 12:30. We have a lot of popping that needs to be done, and you being there early will help to make sure we have enough popcorn for everyone. Little kids will be sad if they don't get any!

Pictured: The saddest thing a movie-going child can see. :(

Everyone: Please tell us as soon as you know you will not be able to make your shift. We need to know right away so that we can make arrangements for volunteers to take over your duties.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Week 5 Shifts and Reminder

We are closed on the 4th of July. If you show up to the library it will be dark and locked. So go have fun with friends and family!

Please be on time. Especially those of you who are coming in for shifts from 10-12:30. We need to have someone behind the desk at all times. There are a couple of people who have come 10 minutes after the shift starts, which can cause some problems for the librarians if you don't let us know ahead of time.  

Come 5-10 minutes early so you are ready for your shift.

Please remember you cannot volunteer for more than two things per day, and you cannot volunteer for two things at the same time.

I will post any shifts for this coming week at 2pm.

How to sign up for extra shifts:
1. Look at the top of the blog (http://ashsrpteenvolunteers.blogspot.com)
2. Click “Sign Up for Extra Shifts”
3. Enter the password: ashburn
4. Select the shifts you want
5. Enter your name
6. Hit Submit

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Week 4 Positions Currently Filled!

Hey all, week 4 positions filled up really quickly. Thank you all for your enthusiasm, guys! There will be more opportunities in the upcoming weeks to help out, so keep an eye on SignUp Genius. 

If you have any ideas for the polls, you can always send them to ashburnsrp@gmail.com. I can't promise I'll use them, but it's always helpful for me to have your ideas!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Hi Teen Volunteers! 

Week 3 Schedule has been posted and updated.  Keep checking your e-mail and Sign-Up Genius to see if any last minute sub shifts are added.

How to sign up for extra shifts:
1. Look at the top of the blog (http://ashsrpteenvolunteers.blogspot.com)
2. Click “Sign Up for Extra Shifts”
3. Enter the password: ashburn
4. Select the shifts you want
5. Enter your name
6. Hit Submit

Remember, the MOST UP-TO-DATE schedule is found by going to the right-hand column where it says "Check Your Schedules Here". Click on Week 3.  It will be kept updated. Continue to inform me of your vacation schedules.

 Some quick reminders:
- Please try to keep the SRP table area neat & tidy. Please don't rearrange the items on the the SRP Table.
- By Week 3, things have usually slowed down significantly.  If it's slow, come to the Youth Services desk to see  if there is something you can help do. 
- Continue to encourage participation and be friendly and inviting to the kids, teens, and adults who walk by.
- Along with leaving your cell phones off and tablets at home, please do not wear headphones during your volunteer shift.
- Also, we're adding a new element to SRP finishers, a certificate. Now whenever a child 0-5 or 6-11 completes all 16 challenges, you will hand them a certificate and they can write their name in. (these will be at the SRP Table). Teens may also have a certificate if they wish.
OK, that's all. You are doing a great job, everybody!

Ms. North

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Extra Shift Sign Up Guidelines

Hello, everyone--

I know there has been some confusion about signing up for extra slots, and I'd like to help explain.

Before I start, I'd like to say that none of this is because of anything bad that you all have done. You're awesome volunteers, and I think it's great that you want to be here at the library all the time. But we need to give you breaks!

I had a nice long talk with Ms North, and we have come up with these two guidelines for signing up for extra slots:

1. All volunteers are limited to volunteering for two things per day. You can volunteer for two shifts at the desk, or one program and one volunteer shift at the desk, but no more than two volunteer "things" per day. We'd really like everyone to have a good chance at signing up, and we don't want you to be living at the library. It's not as glamorous as it sounds.

2. No volunteer can do two consecutive shifts. That means if you're signed up for 3-5 one day, you can't also sign up for 5-7. We appreciate your enthusiasm, but we don't want you to be sitting there for four hours without a break. That's how insanity starts, guys.

This is our first year using Sign Up Genius, so we're still working out how to best use it. That said, in the past when people emailed back and forth, it could get complicated really quickly. We're hoping Sign Up Genius can help to remove a lot of the "who emailed us first" confusion, and help you all sign up for shifts more quickly.

I hope this helps to clear things up. Please, please email me or call me if you have any questions. I am happy to talk to you about this.

And guys? 

-Miss Deby