Research Volunteer

(Blue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot)

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Position ID: V-CWD0340 Last Modified: 22 May 2019 Last Full Update: 22 May 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactAndrea Wilson, Curator, Craigleith Heritage Depot; Phone: 519-599-3681 ext 372 * 519-599-3681 ext 3; Email:
DutiesThe Craigleith Heritage Depot continuously collects information on ALL aspects of the history of The Blue Mountains. The research volunteer will assist with: 
• the development of our vertical files  
• research topics for upcoming exhibits  
• assist visiting researchers with their searches 
The research volunteer will be provided training on the existing resources and how to use databases and on-line resources. We seek a weekly commitment of a minimum of 2-3 hours any day of the week or Wednesday evening.
ClientsAll ages in person or through research requests on-line.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals
Areas of InterestCulture & Heritage ; Information & Referral Services ; Library Services ; Research / Evaluation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - working with the public ; Confidentiality - keeping public personal information confidential ; Customer Service - working with the public in person or on-line ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills - not necessary but great to have ; Listening Skills - getting the right information to the public based on their request ; Planning & Organizing - keeping on track with research files and information ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Research - working with our files and library resources ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - work with the Curator, but self-directed in their tasks ; Writing & Editing - completing forms and research requests
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term (3 months or less) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one - with researchers ; Small Group - with staff and group researchers ; Virtual Volunteering - some work can be done through internet resources
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Afternoon, Evening (Tue 12 noon-8 pm) 
Wednesday: Afternoon, Evening (Wed 3 pm-8 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (Thu 12 noon-5 pm) 
Friday: Afternoon (Fri 12 noon-5 pm) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon (Sat 10 am-5 pm) 
Sunday: Afternoon (Sun 12 noon-5 pm) 
Various date and times available
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall
LocationCraigleith Heritage Depot, 113 Lakeshore Rd. E. The Blue Moutains, Ontario
Number of PositionsBlue Mountains: 2 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; This is a position that will grow with the volunteer, as they learn the ropes more and more skills will be developed
TransportationNear public transit ; Car required ; Collingwood Bus comes to Craigleith
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameBlue Mountains Public Library (The), Craigleith Heritage Depot
Office Phone519-599-3681 ext 6
Address & Map
113 Lakeshore Rd E
Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0N1
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Mailing AddressBox 9 
113 Lakeshore Rd E 
The Blue Mountains, ON L9Y 0N1