Volunteer Policy

The Fort Vancouver Regional Library District Board of Trustees (the Board) recognizes the need for and value of volunteers as a resource to further the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District’s (Library) ability to provide quality library service.

The Board believes that this collaborative effort can be beneficial to both the library and the individual volunteer. Benefits include fostering greater public interest in the library, and encouraging personal growth for the volunteer.

The library will seek the support of volunteers and volunteer organizations, actively implement a responsible program of community partnership, and use volunteer expertise to support existing staff.

It is the intent of the Board that volunteers be used only to enrich budgeted library services and programs and that no volunteers will be used to replace positions that are part of the Library's regularly funded service.

Board Approved:
Original Policy April 9, 1990
Revised and reaffirmed: June 10, 2002
Revised: April 13, 2009