Volunteering is a great way to meet all different types of people in your community that can become life-long friends, mentors, or valuable references.
Whether looking for your first job or wanting to broaden your resume, volunteering can help you gain valuable real-world experience.
Gain Health & Happiness
Volunteering has been proven to lower stress and improve your mood.
We appreciate the hard work of our volunteers and wish to show our appreciation by featuring you and your volunteer story. Thank you for everything you do!
Sue explains why she started volunteering: “I decided to volunteer at the Library because I met Eric Head, Library Services Director, after I lost my husband and he told me he had a special project that he would like for me to work on, so I said yes! The rest is history!”
We asked Sue if volunteering has changed the way she sees the library, she says: “Yes, volunteering has definitely changed how I see the library … I had no idea how many classes and volunteer opportunities were available, i.e. computer lessons, GED training, citizenship training, children’s programs, and now even sewing! Too many to list here. I am also impressed with the staff and volunteers I have interacted with, many of whom have become my friends.”
Sue speaks about one of her favorite volunteer moments: “Well of course one of my favourite moments is Love Your Library, but I love it also when I walk into Admin and am greeted so kindly by so many lovely people. I particularly enjoy the volunteer data project I am working on … I am a detail-oriented person and this fits me perfectly.”
If she was to encourage someone else to volunteer for the library she says: “I would say that Citrus County Library system is an essential part of our community, reaching out to folks at all levels … enabling a love of learning … as a volunteer I have met so many wonderful people and have broadened my horizons. Can’t say enough how much being at the library has given me a great deal of pleasure and happiness. It is a focus in my somewhat, at times, lonely life. I look forward to the days I can be there.”
This is the number of volunteers that served during 2018. Thank you to all these individuals for supporting your Citrus County Library.
This is the number of hours provided by Citizens of Citrus County who graciously provided their valuable time to support the Library. Citrus Libraries would like to extend its gratitude to these individuals for making a difference in the lives of others and for helping in maintaining our library a place for all to come.
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