Library Volunteer – Phoenix Charter Academy Chelsea

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Phoenix Charter Academy Chelsea | Chelsea, MA



Library Volunteer

Phoenix Charter Academy


Our Philosophy

Phoenix Charter Academy’s mission is to challenge young people in our area with an academically rigorous and individually tailored curriculum. Phoenix scholars will have the support, resources and training needed to succeed academically in high school and college, and become economically secure in their future. Phoenix Charter Academy is named after a mythological figure of strength, healing and renewal.


Phoenix schools challenge resilient, disconnected young people with rigorous academics and relentless supports, so they take ownership of their futures and succeed in high school, college, and as self-sufficient adults.


At Phoenix we do not just accept difference – we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our scholars and the communities we serve. We believe difference makes us stronger. Phoenix Charter Academy is an equal opportunity employer and as such, we do not discriminate against any team member or candidate because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Phoenix Charter Academy is committed to making any reasonable accommodation necessary to support an individual’s employment.


The Opportunity

The Phoenix Charter Academy in Chelsea is launching a new library as part of the Class of 2020 Community Improvement Project. The space will be modern, dynamic and ready to support the work that is happening in the classrooms. We are seeking volunteers who will maintain the library and provide excellent service to students and staff. This volunteer opportunity will run from August 3, 2020 through June 25, 2021. Volunteers will work a minimum of 8 hours per week, but no more than 15 hours per week.


-Implement new check out procedures

-Assist with tagging, sorting, shelvin, cataloging and organizing books

-Assist with assigned research projects

-Track circulation to develop the collection

-Clean books, electronics, reading areas and other items

-Assist library staff with preparing for special programs

-Assist staff with creating and taking down bulletin boards

Standard Functions

-Records volunteer hours electronically

-Maintains a positive, friendly and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service

-Maintains student confidentiality and privacy

-Upholds all school policies and procedures of the Phoenix Charter Academy Network

-Performs other duties as assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

-Must be at least 18 years of age

-Must successfully complete a background check (CORI)

-Should be self-motivated and quickly adapt to new assignments

-Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 

-Knowledge of alphabetical and numerical systems 

-Ability to learn to operate relevant computer systems and office machines

-Ability to work independently and dependably to complete routine tasks

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this volunteer position, the volunteer is frequently required to walk, sit, and talk or hear. The volunteer may be required to use hands to handle or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The volunteer is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The volunteer must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and stretch or bend.

To Apply

To apply for this opportunity please complete the volunteer form in this LINK

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible


Phoenix Charter Academy High School – Chealsea

175 Hawthorne Street, Chelsea, MA 02150